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Jelle Braaksma - President
Takang E. Johns
Vice President Africa Operations
Vice President of Operations in the Asia Pacific Region, Oceania and US Territories.
Senior Advisor - Business Professional
He moved to Germany in 1974 and joined a career opportunity at the offices of the Accounting and Finance Division of the United States Air Force, Rhain Main Air Base, Frankfurt. After pursuing a nine-year career in Accounting and Finance, he came to Canada in 1983 and studied at the University of Calgary BBA program.
As a seasoned financial analyst, worked with a small team of professionals and managed Home Building and Land Development projects. In 2001, he took over a large-scale Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing Business, Woodcraft Kitchen Cabinets, to supply and Install Cabinets for several mid to large-sized builders. Developed the business and built 50,000 sq feet of plant and warehouse facility in Calgary, Alberta.
His diverse experience includes Strategic Planning, Market Analysis, Financial Analysis, and Construction Operations, Managing Development, Negotiating with various municipalities on various issues, and Public Consultation. During Business Planning for multiple clients, he has gained in-depth knowledge of the Power Generation sector in Pakistan and worldwide. Has led several foreign power generation groups to visit and negotiate Power Projects with Frontier Works Organization, Descon Engineering, and Habib Rafiq PVT Lahore group, with joint venture partnership options.
In Jan 2000, he was elected as a director on the Board of 2 Publicly traded companies Trivellance Mining Corp and International Sovereign Energy Corp, with corporate offices in Vancouver, BC. Chaired the Audit Committee for both companies and held this position at Stamper Oil & Gas till Jan 2019. Circa's 20 years of hands-on knowledge have provided him with versatile exposure to the mining and Oil & Gas industry in Canada and several other parts of the world.
Asterios G Simha
Ms. Narwan Aziz
Vice President of MENA Region
Dr. Jonathan RT Lakey Ph.D. MSM
Advisory Board Member
His contributions and partnership with Dr. James Shapiro led to the improvement of islet isolation techniques and the Edmonton Protocolvital for patients with Type 1 diabetes. Dr. Lakey and his team have assisted over 40 islet programs worldwide in establishing islet transplantation programs resulting in severe Type 1 diabetic patients being free of insulin injections. Dr. Lakey has been awarded research awards for his research achievements in transplantation from the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR), Canadian Diabetes Association. The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International (JDFI), including a senior research scholar award from the AHF R. Dr. Lakey, has mentored several MSc and Ph.D. students in his research laboratory and supported the training of technicians from several research and islet laboratories worldwide. Dr. Lakey sits on the Scientific Advisory Board for diabetes biotechnology companies, including NorMedex, Kent, and DiaKine Inc., which resulted in several industry-supported research grants for work in Dr. Lakey's research laboratory. Dr. Lakey has sat on several regulatory boards establishing the safety standards for cell and tissue transplantation in Canada and abroad.
Dr. Lakey has been recognized locally, nationally, and internationally for his groundbreaking research" Among his honours, Dr. Lakey is the recipient of the Outstanding Leadership in Science Award from Alberta Science & Technology, the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Canadian Diabetes Association and the Studentship Award from the Canadian Society for Clinical Investigations Trainee Award, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons" Dr. Lakey was recently honoured with the Meritorious Service Medal (2005) by the Governor General of Canada and as a recipient of an Alberta Centennial Medal by the Province of Alberta (2005).
Dr. Lakey is widely sought after as a speaker in the field of islet transplantation. Dr. Lakey has widely published over 220 referred scientific papers and 22 book chapters, submitted over 350 scientific abstracts, and has recently published a technical book on islet isolation, one of Dr. Lakey's proudest achievements. Dr. Lakey and his team have successfully over 40 islet transplant centers worldwide replicating the Edmonton Protocol, resulting in diabetic patients being freed of exogenous insulin injections. Dr. Lakey sits on editorial boards of diabetes and transplantation journals, reviews manuscripts for several journals, and has served as a Councilor for the Cell Transplant Society.
The field of cell transplantation is bright and ever-expanding. Many opportunities continue to be developed, including those in tissue preservation, cell processing, and cell expansion, including those related to stem cells. Dr. Lakey's training and broad experience in this field ensure his research efforts remain at the cutting edge of this technology.
Robin J. Willcourt MD FACOG
Advisory Board Member
He founded the Fetal Imaging Center in Reno, NV. During this time, he has published numerous investigative studies on pregnancy complications and has been a contributor to textbooks on medical complications of pregnancy, including diabetes.
While in Hawai, he developed and coordinated a maternal transport system for the State Hawai'i that created an efficient network for the rapid transport of mothers with severe obstetrical complications. He has received numerous awards for Excellence in Teaching and was the first recipient of the Australian Medical Association prize in Medicine. Recently, Dr. Jonathan Lakey and Dr. Victor Knutzen he has developed a supplement for maintaining better blood glucose control in Type 2 diabetics.
Marina von Lukovich
Advisory Board Member
VP Executive Representative
Ms. von Lukovich brings to Trust Management Services Inc. many recent years of experience as a Specialized European Financial Consultant and Project Analyst. Marina is based in Krefeld, Germany, and is respected as a valuable individual to Trust Management Services Inc., especially with her many contacts in European countries. Ms. Von Lukovich previously also served over twenty years as an International Specialist of Risk Management within the Asset Management realm for Deutsche Bank AG.
Ms. Von Lukovich has excellent foreign language skills and is fluent in more than six languages (English, Russian, Polish, Czech, German, and French), which allows her to enjoy friendly and professional consulting relationships with many European leaders, Parliamentary members, and other high-ranking officials throughout Europe. Ms. von Lukovich's valuable assistance with International Projects and Financial structures is vital to the purposes and mission statement of Trust Management Services Inc.