Karma Team

  • George Goognin
    Founder, Evangelist

    Ph.D in Economy Math Models. Vice chairman of the Russian Parliament Blockchain Experts Chamber. IT-career since 2002, first IT-startup made in 2008. Ex-Chief Operating Officer in ADV web-integrator, TOP3 in Russia. Clients: MOEX, VTB, X5 Retail, Apple, Samsung, LEGO, Nike. Co-person of digital business school RIK, over 1000 students teached.

  • Artem Laptev
    Founder, Investment director

    Since 2010 has managed private p2p-investment fund for SME. Developed own scoring strategy with stable and positive results More than 10 years of experience in portfolio management in financial industry: Troika Dialog, Sberbank. International CFA-certified financial analyst.

  • Denis Svinarchuk

    Software Engineer, C/C++ developer. Architect of IT infrastructure. Highly qualified expert for high loads and parallel computing. Market data expert. More than 15-years experience as Head of Web Technologies Division Trading and Clearing Systems Center at MOEX.

  • Evgeny Kovalev
    Head of Front-end department

    Over 20 years experience of full-stack web-applications development, making site architecture particularly for MICEX. Participated in creating open source libraries (ruby ​​and nodejs).

  • Roman Ishchenko
    Head of the Middleware department

    Graduated from the Faculty of Numerical Analysis and Cybernetics, Moscow State University. 20 years of experience in the fintech industry. Сonstructed and developed credit and insurance systems for banks DeltaCredit, VTB, Sberbank. The last few years Roman has participated in projects related to blockchain and the development of decentralized platforms based on it.

  • Michael Shlemov

    Managing Director at VTB Capital. Over 10 years of experience in sell-side research, covering financial sector at UBS, Deutsche Bank, VTB Capital. Mikhail was repeatedly recognized as a #1 sector expert for Russia and Emerging EMEA region by both Institutional Investor and Extel surveys over last 7 years.

  • Tomoaki Sato
    Advisor. Starbase, Japan

    Blockchain developer, founder of the Starbase project. In collaboration with Bitcoin Suisse Tomoaki san is creating a platform for crowdsourcing and fundraising the innovative startups all over the world. Prior to this he worked a lot to create a islamap: map application for muslims in muslim minority regions in Japan.

  • Stephane Konan

    Managed a large department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Africa, spear-headed all cyber-criminality investigations, forensic analysis, and the screening of individuals and organizations. Developed official partnerships with the international intelligence community. Founded and managed the main defense and homeland security event on the African continent.

  • Rustem Zubairov
    Consulting partner

    Rustem is a head of department one of BIG4 company, took part in projects dedicated to the development of the crypto economics: cryptocurrency legalization in Kazakhstan or the first blockchain-based corporate deal in Russia between S7 Airlines and Alfa Bank.

  • Joseph Choi
    Asia Business Development Officer

    APAC Partner. Cryptocurrency evangelist. Investor. Business broker, former Morgan Stanley Finance Officer, partner of accounting firm, 12 years business experience in several countries including Korea.

  • Dima Schnellereich
    Blockchain advisor

    Expert in GR, B2B-sales, marketing, and partnership networks. Business lobbyist. Managed more than 20 IT-startups market launch from scratch: e-commerce, p2p-services, geolocation services and social networks. Ex-advisor in President Putin's Administration.

  • Tarlan Kornilov
    Law partner, Cyprus

    Founder of the Elite Consulting law company. Specialisation: capital hedging, international financial deals, organisation of international corporate collaboration. Has an LLM Cambridge University degree, Strategic Negotiations Yale School of Management certificate