Interim CEO & Chairman
Mr. Ryu is graduate of McMaster University and the University of Toronto. He is currently chairman of Datametrex AI Limited (TSXV: DM) and Graph Blockchain Inc. (CSE: GBLC). He is one of the key individuals for the recent success of Datametrex and Graph Blockchain by providing strategies and being part of integration to both companies. Mr. Ryu has over 20 years of operational experience and is a seasoned and experienced M&A entrepreneur in public and private companies. He was nominated of EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014.
Paul Haber CPA, CA, Cdir
Mr. Haber has been involved in corporate finance and capital markets for over 25 years as a banker, investor and entrepreneur. He has served as the CFO and Audit Committee Chair of many public and private companies. Mr. Haber started his career with Coopers & Lybrand, now PwC LLP. He is both a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Public Accountant, with an Honours Bachelors of Arts Degree in Management from the University of Toronto. Mr. Haber was awarded his Chartered Director designation from the DeGroote School of Business in partnership with the Conference Board of Canada.
Lena has worked extensively with senior executives, board members, and investors internationally, supporting their talent management needs across a broad spectrum of areas including Senior level strategic hiring, Board and C-Suite and recruitment, advisory services, executive assessment/succession and critical volume-based recruiting projects as well as Diversity and Inclusion projects. Prior to establishing Element Search Partners, Ms. Kozovski held leadership roles for large global companies including CN Rail and TD Bank. She launched her career in search 20 years ago and was most recently a Principal at a large global firm. She holds a bachelor’s degree in human resource development from the Ryerson University in Toronto and has completed several certificates and courses aligned with her current role. Ms. Kozovski serves as Advisor for Proudfoot, an Executive Committee member for Women in Mining, Toronto as well as a member of Women in Mining, UK. Lena is a proponent for diversity and inclusion within the industry and has aligned with several strategic partners to promote and advance females within the industry.
Director Sales - Film & Production
Tony has a 35+ year career in the entertainment industry beginning in the west coast music scene. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to form Cobra Custom Case Co. specializing in manufacturing and rental of specialized equipment for the music industry. Today, Tony is a managing partner of Cedarwood Studios Corp., whose goal is to improve Vancouver's Studio infrastructure. After many years of working in the various markeshift stages in Vancouver, Tony concluded there must be a more efficient way. It is now his goal with his partners at Cedarwood Studios to build true state of the art sound stages for the growing film industry in the Vancouver area. Tony has an extensive network of contacts in the film industry, including Studio Heads, Directors, and Executive Producers from some of the biggest budget feature film producers including Paramount, Disney, Netflix, Fox, Searchlight, Amblin Entertainment, to list a few. Tony attended British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Richard is currently the CEO of ZTE Canada, responsible for ZTE’s business in Canada. Richard joined ZTE Canada in April, 2015 as Director of Business Development, with responsibilities for developing new business opportunities in Canada. Within a short time frame, Richard made significant contributions to the business growth in Canada and now serves as CEO of ZTE Canada. Richard is a strategic thinker, team-oriented and results-driven leader with a track record of innovation and success in the business world. Prior to joining ZTE Canada, Richard has worked in management positions for several other OEM, such as Huawei and Palm and has also held management positions with Canadian Telecom carriers such as TELUS, Bell and Clearnet. Richard holds a Bachelors degree in Mathematics for commerce from York University.
Young Cho Lee
Young Cho Lee (CPA) has a BA in Accounting and an MBA from Hanyang University in South Korea. He worked in accounting, finance, and auditing department at LG Group- headquarter, overseeing all subsidiaries including LG Electronics, LG Construction, and LG Chemicals. He was responsible for management and consulting projects, specializing in M&A and restructuring. After leaving LG, he founded and operated an educational institution for 15 years in Vancouver. After successful exit from education industry, he started mobile communications and IT mobile platform businesses in Vancouver and Toronto. He has extensive experience in management, restructuring, financial management, and sales & marketing strategy.
Dr. David Klein
Dr. David Klein currently works in conjunction with Dr. Alexander Romaschin in the Department of Laboratory Medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital on the development and clinical application of novel biomarkers to acute care and critical care. He is also involved in the development of novel therapeutics targeting endotoxin in critical illness, as well as the linkage of diagnostics and therapeutics. Separately, he leads business strategy and partnerships for the Applied Health Research Centre (AHRC) and holds advisory roles to government and other policy makers regarding the healthcare system and business strategy.
Robert G. Rikard
Since 1997, Robert G. Rikard has advised clients on a wide array of significant issues including regulatory compliance issues, civil litigation, and criminal exposure. He has handled a wide range of civil and criminal cases all over the United States. Today, Mr. Rikard’s practice focuses on complex civil, criminal and business litigation. Mr. Rikard is rated AV® PreeminentTM by Martindale-Hubbell and is admitted to the South Carolina Bar; U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina; U.S. Court of Appeals; and the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Rikard received his B.A. and J.D. from the University of South Carolina. He is a member of the Moot Court, Order of the Barristers; Richland County Bar Association; South Carolina Bar; South Carolina Association of Justice (Board of Governors); and American Association of Justice
CEO, Perennial Brands
Jakob is as passionate about bringing new products to market as he is about bringing out the best in his people. Previously President of Aphria, a leading global cannabis company, he also draws from his extensive experience in wine and spirits to develop the vision for Perennial Brands’ array of innovative products. Committed to being an inspiring leader, Jakob is always seeking new ways to help his colleagues find, foster, and leverage their strengths. Jakob’s diverse career began in the Canadian spirits, pharmaceutical, and financial sectors, where he oversaw business, sales and tax functions. Joining Diageo in 2008 as VP of Finance, Jakob operated in a series of senior roles in Canada, the US, and the UK, becoming President of Diageo Canada, and, in 2016, CFO of Diageo North America. Jakob holds a CPA and International Tax designation, and a Bachelor of Business Administration Honours Degree from York University.
Dr. Jibran Sharif
MD, CCCFP, EM, RDMS
Dr Jibran Sharif, Founder and CEO of Concierge Medical Consultants, grew up in Vancouver. He earned a degree in Economics at the University of British Columbia before graduating with a medical degree and residencies in Emergency Medicine and Ultrasound at the University of Sydney, University of Saskatchewan and the University of Calgary respectively. He is a full time Emergency physician in the GVRD and a Clinical lecturer with the faculty of
Emergency Medicine at the University of British Columbia.
CEO, Aviation Traders Ltd.
Chief Executive Officer and Founder has been around airports and airlines for over 25 years, it was a natural extension of his other business to serve at the pleasure of the people. He recognized the needs at Toronto Pearson Airport. YYZ and began filling them in the late 90's. Today we serve Airports and Airlines Country wide. We are also very proud to be 100% Canadian owned and operated.
Dr. Firhaas Tukmachi
CEO, Founder - Enoura Medical UK
Dr. Tukmachi, a medical doctor, founded Enoura Medical in 2016. He has extensive background working for the National Health Service, NHS, in London. As a practicing medical professional within London, Dr. Firhaas brings a wealth of experience to quality assurances of medical devices.