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.

  • Nodira Sadikova
    Co-Mangaing Partner

    Helped over 10+ Blockchain startups to raise 25 million USD, in less than 4 years advised 5 Startups within CIS region to connect to potential investors, partners, founding partners. Well connected, ROI-Driven, value-centric, and hustler.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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