Profile Category: New York 2019

Narbé Alexandrian

Narbé Alexandrian

Narbé Alexandrian’s experience working in the most cutting-edge technology companies, as well as his background in financial consulting, brought him to Canopy Rivers, where he acts as President and CEO. Narbé is also a university instructor where he shares his knowledge to undergraduate and MBA students.

Pierre Vannineuse

Pierre Vannineuse

Pierre Vannineuse is the founder and CEO of Alpha Blue Ocean and manages the investment strategy of the firm. Before Blue Ocean, Pierre was founder and CEO of the family office Bracknor. He started his career in the energy industry, at the Finance department of the world renown oil company Total, before moving on to M&As at Engie.

Olga Bequerença

Olga Bequerença

Olga Bequenreça is Head of Investment at AICEP Portugal Global, the country's foreign investment agency. As such, she helps American and Canadian companies understand the Portuguese economic landscape and identify the right opportunities to invest in the countries. In recent years, her focus has incresingly been on advising North American cannabis companies who were looking for the right partners to establish a presence in the Portuguese market.

Benjamin-Alexandre Jeanroy

Benjamin-Alexandre Jeanroy

Benjamin-Alexandre Jeanroy is a former consultant for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Panama and Laos. He is the co-founder of the think tank ECHO Citoyen working on drug policy reform in France and is currently a consultant for the medical and wellness cannabis industries there, notably leading the French Professional Hemp Union (Syndicat Professionnel du Chanvre - SPC) on both current political reform processes.

Kyle Detwiler

Kyle Detwiler

Kyle Detwiler is the CEO of Northern Swan, a multinational organisation in the federally-legal cannabis industry. Areas of operation include Colombia, Portugal, the US, Germany, Canada and the UK. Previously, Detwiler co-founded Silver Swan Capital, was a Principal at Blackstone’s Tactical Opportunities Fund, and was a member of the private equity practice at KKR, focusing on natural resources and healthcare.

Dr. Marcus Schmidt

Dr. Marcus Schmidt

Dr Marcus Schmidt is Director of Chemicals and Healthcare at Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI). He is a strategic adviser to corporations seeking international expansion opportunities with focus on medical technology, new materials, and chemicals. Marcus plays a key role is helping North American cannabis companies who wish to supply the medical cannabis market establish a presence in Germany.

Narbe Alexandrian

Narbe Alexandrian

Narbé Alexandrian’s experience working in the most cutting-edge technology companies, as well as his background in financial consulting, brought him to Canopy Rivers, where he acts as President and CEO. Narbé is also a university instructor where he shares his knowledge to undergraduate and MBA students.

Jordan Lewis

Jordan Lewis

Jordan is the Founder, Chairman & CEO of Fotmer Life Sciences. Jordan is considered a pioneer in the medical cannabis industry. With over 10 years’ experience, he has combined his scientific academic background along with his practical business experiences to create a successful company in the burgeoning cannabis industry.

William Muecke

William Muecke

William Muecke is a co-founding managing member of Artemis Growth Partners LLC, an impact-oriented private equity platform 100% dedicated to investing in the cannabis industry on a worldwide basis. Artemis Growth Partners oversees US $150+ million in discretionary assets under management (AUM) invested in the global cannabis supply chain, including branded products, distributors, value-added service providers, ancillary operators, and science-driven research and development platforms.

Benedikt Sons

Benedikt Sons

Benedikt is Co-founder and CEO of Cansativa, a leading medical cannabis import and distribution company located in Frankfurt, Germany. Cansativa operates and distributes independently via its own fulfillment centre, and provides independent market access, extensive warehousing and distribution capacities.

Matthew Anderson

Matthew Anderson

Matt Anderson is the founder and CEO of Vanguard Scientific Systems, a leader in the processing, extraction and active-ingredient manufacturing of natural botanicals. Matt is delivering a global network of integrated systems and solutions through partnerships to meet the processing needs of the rapidly evolving cannabis and hemp industries.

Jonathan Nadler

Jonathan Nadler

Since founding his first £1m+ revenue business aged 24, Jon has gone on to successfully exit a strategic consultancy, and a CBD oils company. Co-founding a market leading online education platform, The Academy of Medical Cannabis, was the catalyst to securing a Partner role at European Cannabis Fund, ECH. Currently Jon is Group Managing Director at LYPHE GROUP with a portfolio of 6 cannabis companies.

Marion Zammit

Marion Zammit

Marion is Head of the Medical Cannabis activity within Malta Enterprise, Malta’s economic development corporation. She supports the rollout of new medical cannabis ecosystems in Malta with major stakeholders.

Jeanne Sullivan

Jeanne Sullivan

Jeanne is an investor, advisor and speaker delivering new ideas to entrepreneurs, and is a fierce advocate for cannabis reform. Sheone of Business Insiders ‘rising stars’ and is an active investment manager with the Arcview Group, an organisation with more than 600+ investors who have invested more than $250 million into the cannabis sectors.

Laure Bouguen

Laure Bouguen

Laure Bouguen is the founder of HO KARAN, the first cannabis beauty brand in France. Laure's goal is to spread the virtues of cannabis to everyone. The brand is stocked by big retailers such as Sephora and Nature & Découvertes.

George Kruis

George Kruis

George Kruis is a professional rugby player. He’s a British Lion, a seasoned international, and has made over 150 appearances for Saracens, winning 2 European titles and 3 Premiership trophies. Now, he’s founder of CBD company, fourfivecbd, and is spreading the word about the benefits of CBD for maintaining an active lifestyle.

Rod Stephan

Rod Stephan

Roderick Stephan is a founding partner of Altitude Investment Management LLC, a cannabis investment management company overseeing investments in more than 20 cannabis companies. Altitude manages two global cannabis funds and recently opened a London office and European platform to focus on European CBD/wellness and medical cannabis investment opportunities.

Antonio Costanzo

Antonio Costanzo

Antonio Costanzo is the CEO and co-founder of EMMAC Life Sciences Group, a UK medical cannabis company a leading European cannabis company. Before EMMAC, Antonio was Head of International Development at Nuuvera a publicly-listed Canadian cannabis corporation. Prior to focusing on the cannabis industry, he was Head of Public Policy and Government Relations at Uber....

Hannah Skingle

Hannah Skingle

Hannah Skingle is Chief Operating Officer of European Cannabis licensing and regulation at one of Europe’s leading CBD companies, Dragonfly Biosciences. She’s an expert at the forefront of creating new policies and setting industry standards.

Melanie Goldsmith

Melanie Goldsmith

Founder of one of the world’s most popular edible alcohol brands, Smith & Sinclair, Melanie Goldsmith has built an empire based on ‘eating your drink’. From alcoholic pastilles to spiked sherbet, she’s built a global company based on the principles of innovation and disruption.

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