Pavlo Protopapa

Pavlo Protopapa

Chairman & CEO


Pavlo Protopapa is the Chairman & CEO of Spacecode, which he founded in 2005.

From 1998-2012, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Diacore Group –  one of the world’s largest diamond companies.

Pavlo has formerly served on the Boards of Sotheby’s Diamonds Holdings SA, Socure Inc., the industry leader in real-time online identity verification solutions, and MidatechPharma PLC, a biotech company focused on delivering oncology and rare disease products to patients using their nanotechnology and microsphere platforms.

Currently a member of the Advisory Board of Magical Inc, a Venture Studio based in Los Angeles, CA and an Advisor to New York based Instnt Inc., that provides seamless onboarding capability for enterprises in the identity verification and fraud prevention space.

Pavlo studied economics, accounting and commercial law at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and completed his articles at KPMG in 1993.

Holder of a 6th degree black belt in the Japan Karate Association (JKA), Pavlo became the first non-Japanese men’s world champion at the 1994 JKA world championships in Philadelphia, USA.