Our Team Members
Desmond M. Balakrishnan
Mr. Desmond Balakrishnan was appointed Executive Director to the Company on July 24, 2015. Desmond is a lawyer and has practiced law as a partner at the Vancouver office of McMillan LLP since February 2002. His areas of practice focuses 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.
Ms. Zula Kropivnitski has been the Chief Financial Officer and Secretary for the Company since October 11, 2012 and a Director of the Company since October 21, 2015. Zula has served as CFO and Director for various public companies and was instrumental in their growth. Her past roles include; CFO of Lexagene Holdings Inc, CFO of Healthspace, CFO of Abraplata Resource and CFO of Shelby Ventures Inc. Zula has also been a Director of Rockshield Capital Corp. since November 23, 2016 and continues to serve as Controller of Preakness Management Ltd., a private company. Zula has over 10 years of International experience in the resource sector including being the Controller of Sacre-Coeur Minerals and African Queen Mines Ltd., and she also 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. Zula has her CGA professional accounting designation and later obtained her ACCA designation from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. She also has Master of Mathematics and Master of Economics.
Christopher R. Cooper
Mr. Chris Cooper has been a director of the Company since January 26, 2016. Chris 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.