Leadership Team

Management Team

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, Chemist Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer

Nickolas Korbis

Nickolas has a Chemistry degree from the University of Athens and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College in London. He has received several special training courses including Commodity Trading from Wharton School (Univ. Of Pennsylvania), GMP guidelines for Pharmaceutical Industry from Leiden University and Design for masking flavors for the Pharmaceutical and Food industry from Hercules R&D center to name a few. He is a certified GMP by EMA auditor and has done numerous valuations and appraisals for the industry. He has been working in Greece and abroad in both technical and managerial positions. He has been R&D manager in National Starch and Chemicals, Commercial Director in Biotrek, Vice President and Commercial Director in Hellenic Register of Shipping, COO and IR Director in Alapis (the biggest Greek Pharma Co. at that time, raising more than €1.2B in deal roadshows), President and CEO for Provet (biggest animal healthcare company in the Balkans) among others. He has participated in more than 40 M&A’s and has set up pharmaceutical and other companies in more than 18 countries. He has also conducted several restructuring and financing projects creating a proven track record in these fields.

Operations Executive: South Africa

Pholoso Malatji

Pholoso is currently responsible for the South African business operations for Cannsun Medicinal’s Africa and was Co-Founder of Cannsun South Africa. He has over 12 years’ experience in property valuation, agricultural market development for emerging farmers, working as a consultant for government Agri-projects & land reform, bio-energy and research. Pholoso has also worked in the Petrochemical and Agro-chemical industries across Africa respectively.

Pholoso has extensive experience in Business Development and Commercial Property Valuations. He holds an MSc. degree (Stellenbosch University) and BSc. Property Studies (Valuations).

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.

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.

Chief Operating Officer

Aaron Katerenchuk

Aaron is a professional engineer holding a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Alberta, Canada. Aaron has 11 years experience in oil & gas specializing in project management with recent focus in acquisitions and dispositions (closing and integrating $100+ million-dollars in transactions). More recently Aaron held a position with Vibe Bioscience as Vice President of Business Development, facilitated in the process of taking Vibe public in Spring 2019 listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange. Aaron’s core focus at Vibe was product development (THC and CBD concentrates), retail, cultivation and evaluating acquisition opportunities. He has spent 4 years directly involved in the cannabis space with investment in cultivation, US retail and ecommerce companies both private and public

Chief Commercial Officer

Artemios Charalampakis

Artemios was born in Athens Greece. Graduate from department of earth sciences in the University of Athens, also holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Leicester, in Business Administration with specialization in International Marketing. He has served as senior manager and as an executive, several multinational and Greek companies, such as S&V Technologies GmbH,TAD Pharma GmbH, AstraZeneca, Abbott Laboratories, ALAPIS group of companies etc. Artemios has 20 years, experience as commercial development and management in pharmaceutical, food supplements and cosmetics industries. Artemios holds the position of the Chief Commercial officer.

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