Our Team

Honourary Co-ChairPets

Cali Lafferty


 (aka: “Calibear”)

Karma Lafferty

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 (aka: “Karmie”)

The CaliCoin Core Team

James.Michael Lafferty

Founder & Chairman of the Board

James is a Fortune 100 CEO, having held CEO roles in Procter and Gamble, Coca- Cola, British American Tobacco and is presently CEO of Fine Hygienic Holding. 

James is one of the most respected and diversified CEOs in the world today, and has a proven track record of success across 5 continents and over 50 countries. 

What many proclaim to be James’ most admirable attribute is his ability to be successful across multiple passions in life. 

Beyond being a 7-time CEO of the Year, James is an Olympic Track and Field Coach; an award-winning journalist; a college professor; and most importantly, a husband, father of 5 and grandfather of 3!

More information on James can be found at JamesMichaelLafferty.com

Caroline Lafferty

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Caroline was educated at the prestigious University of Toronto, double-majoring in Neuroscience and Biochemistry. She is also a certified nutritionist and yoga instructor; and, works with Olympic athletes and gold medalists from around the globe for the 2016 Rio Olympics and 2021 Tokyo Olympics. 

During the Covid-19 pandemic Carol worked with Fine Hygienic Holding and designed, developed, and marketed a reusable mask combining fashion, technology, and style called “Fine Guard by Caroline” which expanded worldwide as a leader in the fashionable protection segment; and, was adopted for use by prestigious global luxury brands like LVMH. 

Further, Caroline is an entrepreneur and is the founder of multiple successful corporations based in both Asia and the Middle East.

Dr..Dorian Gaeta, DVM, BSc (Hons), PgC (SAS) MRCVS

Veterinary Advisor

An Austrian born in Hong Kong, Dorian has worked as a veterinarian in multiple countries for various clinics and charities. He finally settled in Dubai 5 years ago where he continued his veterinary education obtaining his post graduate qualification in small animal surgery.

Dorian is currently the Medical Director at the Small Animal Blood Bank in Dubai.

Mary.Rose Driz

Director of Business Development

Mary Rose is a graduate of Business Administration Major in Marketing at Batangas State University and is currently working as the Senior Executive Assistant of the CEO of Fine Hygienic Holding, James Michael Lafferty, and is also the business systems lead tester of the same company. Mary has 10 years of professional experience.

Mary Rose is a powerful force in the workplace and uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard and succeed. Her curiosity and fascination to improve people has shaped her determination to help build high performance organizations to make a difference to people’s lives.

Whilst fulfilling satisfaction in her professional career, she wanted to extend her attention and compassion to humankind’s companions. Mary’s love of cats stems from early childhood when her family adopted 9 purr babies!

Richelen Bacanto Eyas

Director of Operations

Richelen is an executive professional playing important roles within her organizations. With more than 10 years of professional experience in business world, Richelen has harnessed the skills and qualities of successful people in the field.

Richelen attended Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan majoring in Business Management. She also gained international certifications and advancement trainings.

Richelen is currently working as Director of Operations for a Sharjah-based consulting company. Richelen has always been passionate in giving back to the community and volunteering work. Richelen has a strong love for animals that led her to be more involved in animal welfare and rescue movements.

Marife Perez Balangue

CaliCoin Administrator

Marife is a graduate of multiple administrator certifications from the University of Cincinnati in the USA. She has over 15 years experience in administration, commencing with several organisations in her native Philippines, and progressing to roles within multiple corporations in the UAE. She is a keen pet owner and has counted numerous pets as family members since her childhood! Marife organised and led the development of a “AOD Rescue” in her native Batangas, Philippines, providing homes to several hundred homeless cats and dogs!