Leadership Team

Board of Directors

Director and Chief Executive Officer

David Parry

Co-Founder of Cannsun South Africa and a Director of Propagation Services Canada the largest Cannabis facility under glass, and Former Managing Director of Natures Hemp Ltd in Canada, a company developing food-based Hemp products with the University of Manitoba and the Ontario Government. David has 20 plus years working with public and private companies in the natural resource and technology sector He has an extensive network of contacts and relationships throughout MENA, Europe, the Former Soviet Union (FSU), Asia and Africa and significant experience in mergers and acquisitions. He has been directly involved in over $500M of transactions in the last 10 years in Oil and Gas. He currently sits on the board of Volt Energy, a mineral exploration company in Canada; Northwest Mettech, a private tech company that supplies coating systems to the GE, Pratt and Whitney and others in the Aerospace industry. Mr. Parry also owns Mirage Door Systems in Canada which manufactures Screen Doors.

Director

Rorisang Ntai

Rorisang has business interests in the petroleum and property development industries. He started his career at FNB Asset Management & Trust Services, where afterwards he worked for Citadel, eventually as an investment analyst. He has an extensive network from which he can draw relevant specialist and expertise to support current business interests or new project developments. He holds a Bcomm from (UNISA) the University of South Africa and JSE RPE Exams from (SAIFM) the South African Institute of Financial Markets.

Director, General Council

Stephen Polakoff

Stephen has over 20 years of experience as general counsel, legal advisor, director and project manager at corporates, funds, law firms including Deutsche Bank (UFG), Integra Group, Clifford Chance, Damac Properties and several funds. He has gathered international experience having worked in New York, Moscow, Dubai and now Geneva. His experience has been very diverse across sectors and territories including joint ventures and M&A, capital markets, debt and equity financing, infrastructure and funds. He has served on the boards of AIM, TSX and AIM listed entities as well as several funds.
Stephen graduated from Georgetown University Law School and is a member of the New York Bar. He speaks English and Russian and currently resides in Barcelona.

Director

Kiki Karagouni

Professor at Pasteur Institute in plant-based medicine

Director of Finance

Greg Bealer

Greg obtained his Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Business Law and Economics from the University of Alberta, Canada. Greg recently retired after 11 years as an Investment Advisor and portfolio management. He turned his core focus on the pharmaceutical and cannabis industry in 2013. Greg has been actively involved in financing of Canadian and international cannabis startups and brings both experience and knowledge of the capital markets.

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