Management

Desmond M. Balakrishnan, Executive Director

Mr. Balakrishnan was appointed Executive Director to the Company on July 24, 2015. Desmond Balakrishnan is a lawyer and has practiced law as a partner at the Vancouver office of McMillan LLP since February 2002. His areas of practice focus on mergers, acquisitions, public company litigation, international public listings, gaming and entertainment law. He graduated from the University of Alberta in 1997 with an LL.B (with distinction) and was called to the Bar in British Columbia in 1998. He is a member of the Vancouver Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association and the International Masters of Gaming Law.

“The next evolution of internet and tech is here, Blockchain. But we all knew that already. Question is how can we harness its potential without exposing investors to absolute risk? This is where I believe Planet Ventures to have a unique advantage.”
– Desmond M. Balakrishnan, Planet Ventures, Executive Director

Zula Kropivnitski, CFO

Ms. Kropivnitski has been the Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of the Company since October 11, 2012 and a director of the Company since October 21, 2015. Ms. Kropivnitski has served as the Chief Financial Officer and director for various public companies and has been instrumental in their growth. Her role as Chief Financial Officer include Lexagene Holdings Inc, Healthspace, Abraplata Resource and Shelby Ventures Inc. Ms. Kropivnitski had also been a director at Rockshield Capital Corp from November 2016 to November 2017. Ms. Kropivnitski continues to serve as a Controller of Preakness Management Ltd., a private company.

Ms. Kropivnitski has over ten years of international experience in the resource sector. Ms. Kropivnitski served as the Controller to Sacre-Coeur Minerals and African Queen Mines Ltd., and served as Senior Accountant to Manex Resource Group and its group of mining exploration companies. During her tenure, she was responsible for all areas of financial reporting, corporate finance and regulatory compliance. Ms. Kropivnitski received her Certified General Accountant professional accounting designation from the Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia, Canada and later obtained her ACCA designation from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. She also has Master of Mathematics and Master of Economics.

“Experience in financial markets, technology, and a sound hand at the helm are required to truly deliver the potential of Blockchain.”
– Zula Kropivnitski, Planet Ventures, CFO

Christopher R. Cooper, MBA, Director

Mr. Cooper has been a director of the Company since January 26, 2016. Mr. Cooper has extensive experience in senior management of both public and private companies. He has founded several resource companies internationally, as well as, domestically. Mr. Cooper received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY and his Masters of Business Administration from Dowling College in Oakdale, NY.