GUAN LIM, BA, EMBA.
Chief Executive Officer
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.
International Business Development
Panel of Advisors
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 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.
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.
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.