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.

William Muecke

William Muecke

William is a co-founding managing member of Artemis Growth Partners LLC, an impact-oriented private equity platform dedicated 100% to investing in the cannabis industry on a worldwide basis.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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