Ravi Sood is a financier and venture capitalist based in Toronto, Canada. Mr. Sood has been a founder of and the principal investor in several businesses in emerging markets and currently serves as a director of Feronia Inc. and Galane Gold Ltd. He was the the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Navina Asset Management Inc., a global asset management firm headquartered in Toronto, Canada. Mr. Sood led the investment activities of Navina and its predecessor company, Lawrence Asset Management Inc., from its founding in 2001 until he sold the firm in 2010. Mr. Sood was educated at the University of Waterloo (B.Mathematics) where he was a Descartes Fellow and the recipient of numerous national awards.
James Colter Eadie is the Chief Executive Officer of Transeastern. He is based in Bucharest, Romania and has spent the last several years focused on the renewable energy sector in Romania and Eastern Europe. Mr. Eadie has a background in real estate development including acquisition, permitting, and construction. He has also worked at a senior level in business advisory roles throughout Europe and North America. Mr. Eadie has an undergraduate degree in urban development from the University of Western Ontario.
Dr. Arion is Head of Blockchain Power’s Operations in Romania. In addition to full time duties managing the ongoing operations and executing the combines energetic alchemy strategy of Blockchain Power. He is a tenured professor at one of the world’s leading tech universities; Bucharest Polytechnic University. Here he holds a PHD in Industrial Engineering as well as a Masters of Business Administration. Additionally, Dr. Arion is a pioneer of Renewable Energy in Romania, having installed the first Wind Turbine and PV’s Plant in Romania.
Betty Soares is the Chief Financial Officer of Blockchain Power with over 15 years experience in finance leadership, backed by operational & technological expertise,M&A experience from due diligence to integration, transformation leadership & change management. She’s also experienced in restructuring & reorganizational leadership and on boarding of new technologies. Ms. Soares is a member of FEI Canada serving the Committee on Corporate Reporting, Women’s Executive Network (WXN) and International Women in Mining.
Mr. Strickland is an experienced operator having held senior roles including President of Buchanan Renewables Fuel Inc., a company with operations in Liberia, West Africa. Mr. Strickland founded and was instrumental in securing financing for the development of Buchanan. Mr. Strickland managed a team of expatriates and over 600 Liberian residents for the company.
Mr. Huxley was most recently a principal of Algonquin Management Inc., the manager of the Algonquin Power Income Fund, from 1997 to his retirement in 2006. Prior to that he was President of Algonquin Power Corporation, a builder, developer and operator of hydroelectric generating facilities in Canada and the United States. Mr. Huxley is currently a director of Kinross Gold Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School.
Savneet is a well regarded entrepreneur and investor having backed several leading fintech platforms and co-founded GBI, the first digital platform to allow users to buy, store, and trade in physical precious metals. Savneet has been named to both the Forbes 30 under 30 list and Crain’s 40 under 40. Prior to co-founding GBI, Savneet was an investment analyst at Chilton Investment
Amar Bhalla is the President of Capit Investment Corp. an investment management firm focused on private equity, real estate and ventural capital. Mr. Bhalla was previously the CEO of Crescent Logic Inc., a Toronto-based software firm and currently serves as a director of several TSX-V listed companies. Mr. Bhalla holds a B.A. degree in Economics from McGill University and is a CFA charterholder.
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