Ice is our President and in-country lead, responsible for overseeing government relations. Born and raised in North Macedonia, Ice identified the opportunity and founded the company. His extensive local network continues to support the operational success of Balcanns. Ice has facilitated governmental relations leading to a successful license application and recruited leading technical specialists dedicated to driving key programs such as plant tissue culture. Ice also brings diverse relationships in the Canadian Financial Services Industry. Prior to Balcanns, Ice was running a leading executive services company in Toronto
Chris earned his M. Sc. degree from the University of Guelph’s Controlled Environmental Systems Research Facility. His studies covered the application of innovative hydroponic systems in controlled environments, with operations ranging from local offices to long-term outer space missions. He’s spent more than 10+ years identifying and minimizing risk, developing and commercializing several products in safety, tracking, and regulatory compliance. This expertise uniquely translates to the successful execution of medical-grade production of cannabis at scale. After all, a successful medical product requires the marriage of environmental control and safety parameters to deliver a consistently dosed product.