Team

GUAN LIM, BA, EMBA.

Chief Executive Officer

Serial entrepreneur, passionate and driven, with multiple start-up experiences. Focusing on the health and wellness industry for the past 2 decades. Guan has a diverse background ranging from Direct Sales, Regional and International distribution, Manufacturing, Product Design and Botanical Products Research, Development and Formulation.

MINGYANG SUN, MSc, MBA.

President & Chief Operation Officer

10 years experience in biotechnology industry research. Excel in leading high -performance teams, managing projects, research & development and intellectual property development. Co-inventor on 7 U.S. and Canadian patents.

LEONARD SARNA, BSc.

Chief Science Officer

Forty plus years of experience in analytical chemistry and analytical methods development.  Co-founder of Websar Laboratories, attracting $5M in investment to develop a generic pharmaceutical from industrial hemp. Authored/co-authored over 100 research publications. Named inventor on 13 patent applications in cannabinoid chemistry and antimicrobial natural products, three of which have been granted.

Len is also the former President of Teewinot Laboratories, a company researching cannabis and cannabinoids.

Maggie Yang

International Business Development

An experienced businesswoman, networker and co-founder. She brings years of experience in making the right connections and funding for promising projects. With access to a large network of high-net-worth individuals and business contacts, she will assist Nature Recombined in securing funding and developing business opportunities.

Panel of Advisors

CHRIS MEYER

Partner, Watson Goepel

Chris is a Partner in the Business Law Group at Watson Goepel LLP and provides solutions in the areas of business law and estate planning. His business law practice focuses on all aspects of corporate and commercial law, including startups, governance, asset and share purchases and sales, shareholders agreements, and corporate reorganizations.

RUSS CRAWFORD

Agriculture Consultant

Russ Crawford is a 50 year veteran of Canadian agriculture, the last 14 years most closely focused on the hemp sector including 6 years as President of the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance. His business expertise encompasses Project Management, Risk Management, Transportation and Commodity Markets.

KIM SHUKLA P.AG.

Agriculture Consultant

A Professional Agrologist with over 30  years of experience in Canada’s agricultural sector.  Past President of the Agricultural Institute of Canada and receipt of the HD McRorie Recognition Award for contributing to the development of agrology in Manitoba.   Kim is an experienced trainer and facilitator.  Her experience in the hemp and cannabis sector includes co-authoring the first online hemp production guide, building Canada’s hemp association to over 500 members strong. Her work has provided the opportunity to represent Canadian agriculture on the international stage.

SILVIA CARDONA

Professor, University of Manitoba

Dr. Silvia T. Cardona is a Professor and the Associate Head (Graduate Affairs) in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Manitoba.

Dr. Cardona is passionate about research and mentoring the next generation of scientists. In 2017, Dr. Cardona achieved a Faculty of Science Best Mentor Award, thanks to the nominations she received from current and previous trainees.

Collaborators

Dr Silvia Cardona

University of Manitoba

Dr John Sorenson

University of Manitoba

Dr Olav Rueppell

University of Alberta

Dr Rassol Bahreini

University of Alberta

CCR Inc.

Chinook Contract Research Inc

Dr Deborah Henderson

Kwantlen Polytechnic University