Our Team

John Todd Bonner
 Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer

John Todd Bonner is the Chairman and Chief Executive officer of Axion Ventures and co-founded Axion Games in 2006 and has served as a director of Axion Games since inception.

Mr. Bonner started off his career path as an investment analyst at Alex. Brown & Sons, the first investment bank in the United States. Throughout his corporate career path, Mr. Bonner had generated significant value for shareholders and partners.

Mr. Bonner is a serial entrepreneur. His first startup was an insurance company in Hong Kong that eventually had exited for $888 million. He also co-founded and was an executive director of PCCW Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange which acquired Hong Kong Telecommunications Limited in 2000.

After retiring from PCCW group in 2003, Mr. Bonner co-founded NorthStar Pacific Partners, an Indonesian-based merchant bank, which later became a $2Bn fund. Mr. Bonner graduated with a Bachelor of Science (BSc), Biological and Biomedical Sciences from Stanford University in 1989.

Grant Kim
Executive Director
Grant Kim is Executive Director of Axion Ventures. Mr. Kim is a private investor and was a partner in a private equity group making direct investments in Asia since 2004. Previously, Mr. Kim was a co-founder and executive of a listed company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Yoshihiro Obata
Independent Director
Yoshihiro Obata is an independent Director of Axion Ventures. Mr. Obata has over 30 years of experience with technology companies as a founder, software engineer, board member and senior executive. Most recently, Mr. Obata was a founding member, Director and CTO of eAccess, an ADSL wholesale company, which acquired a 3G license in 2005 and successfully introduced LTE in 2012 (under the EMOBILE brand). In 2013, after the acquisition of eAccess by Softbank, he moved to Equinix Japan and has served as the President & CEO of BizMobile since 2015.
Stephen Willey
Independent Director

Stephen Willey is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Innovega Inc. He is a respected pioneer in the development of a new generation of wearable technology for virtual reality and augmented reality that is expected to drive new paradigms in gaming, general entertainment and productivity. Previously, Mr. Willey was recruited by investors to become the first employee of Washington-based and Nasdaq-listed Microvision Inc.

During his career he has led teams of highly trained staff, developed complex international partnerships, and played key roles in delivering successful initial public offering and M&A transactions for companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and Nasdaq. He has also served as an independent director on corporate boards of listed companies and is a member of the National Association of Corporate directors. Mr. Willey is listed as co-inventor on nine U.S. patents.

Mr. Willey graduated with distinction in nuclear engineering from McMaster University, was licensed as professional engineer in the province of Ontario, then completed a postgraduate degree in electronics and graphics from the University of British Columbia. He also holds an MBA from the Anderson School of Business from the University of California in Los Angeles and has been awarded industrial fellow designation at two universities.