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Moved to Germany in 1974 and joined a career opportunity at the offices of Accounting and Finance Division of United States Air Force, Rhain Main Air Base, Frankfurt. After pursuing 9 years of career in Accounting and Finance, I came to Canada in 1983 and studied at 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, 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. My diverse experience includes: Strategic Planning, Market Analysis, Financial Analysis and Construction Operations, Managing Development, Negotiating with various municipalities on a wide variety of issues, Public Consultation. During course of Business Planning’s for various clients, have gained in depth knowledge of Power Generation sector in Pakistan and elsewhere. Have led several foreign power generation groups to visit and negotiate Power Projects with Frontier Works Organization, Descon Engineering as well as Habib Rafiq PVT Lahore group, with joint venture partnerships options.
In Jan 2000, elected as director at the Board of 2 Publicly trading companies Trivellance Mining Corp and International Sovereign Energy Corp, with the corporate offices in Vancouver BC. Chaired the Audit Committee for both companies and held this position at Stamper Oil & Gas till Jan 2019. Circa 20 years of hands on knowledge has provided my versatile exposure to mining and Oil & Gas industry in Canada and several other parts of the world. Married with 4 children and outside interests include, hiking and traveling. I am also a board member of a local Community Association and a leading member of various fundraising committees.
His contributions and partnership with Dr James Shapiro led towards the improvement of islet isolation techniques and the "Edmonton Protocol" 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 and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International (JDFI) including a senior research scholar award from the AHFMR. Dr Lakey has mentored several MSc and PhD students in his research laboratory and supported 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 key 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 honors, Dr. Lakey is the recipient of the Outstanding Leadership in Science Award from Alberta Science & Technology, Outstanding Achievement Award from the Canadian Diabetes Association and Studentship Awards from the Canadian Society for Clinical Investigations Trainee Award and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr Lakey was recently honored 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. He has been widely published with over 220 referred scientific papers and 22 book chapters, submitted over 350 scientific abstracts, and has recently published a technical book on islet isolation. Among his proudest achievements, Dr. Lakey and his team have successfully over 40 islet transplant centers worldwide in replicating the Edmonton Protocol, resulting in diabetic patients being freed of exogenous insulin injections. Dr. Lakey sits editorial boards of several diabetes and transplantation journals, reviews manuscripts for several journals and has served as a Councilor for Cell Transplant Society.
The field of cell transplantation is bright and ever expanding and 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 breadth of experience in this field, ensure his research efforts will remaining at the cutting edge of this technology
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 Kerfeld, 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 extremely important to the purposes and mission statement of Trust Management Services Inc.To contact Marina leave a message at the head office co-ordinates and she will return your call.
His faculty appointments include Universities of Louisville, Georgetown University and University of Hawai'i as Associate Professor. Dr. Willcourt has also served as Medical Director, Kapiolani Women and Children's Medical Center from 1981-1989 and in private practice in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, including managing a clinic dedicated to the treatment pregnant diabetics. He founded a private High Risk Pregnancy Center in 1996 in Reno NV, and sold the clinic to a national organization that is the leading Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal organization in the US.
He founded the Fetal Imaging Center, in Reno, NV. During this time, he has published numerous investigative studies on pregnancy complications as well as being a contributor to text-books on medical complications of pregnancy, including diabetes.
While in Hawai'i he developed and coordinated a maternal transport system for State of Hawai'i that created an efficient network for the rapid transport of mothers with serious 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, with Dr Jonathan Lakey and Dr Victor Knutzen he has developed a supplement for maintaining better blood glucose control in Type 2 diabetics.