Meet the internationally recognized leaders responsible for building and growing TICA:
David Nur brings more than 25 years of instrumental business experience. Recently transitioned into the health care arena, with 15+ years of experience leading Foreign Chinese Joint Ventures with notable skills in Strategic Planning, operations management and cross-culture understanding. He is committed to bringing his passion for healing to the world through alliances between Cannabinoid and Healthcare.
Edward Lee is a certified attorney of the Justice Department of the People’s Republic of China with 15+ years of experience in Chinese joint ventures. Envoy of the Xi-Li government to assist in implementing the “One Belt One Road” worlwide strategy Chinese joint ventures include projects with SilkRoad Fund, Eximbank China, CSCEC and China General Technology etc. Deeply involved with China Healthcare system and Chongqing Medical City mega-project.
Dr. Li Lei
Dr. Li Lei is President of Xi’an Jiao Tong University Shanghai Academy and Adjunct Professor of School of Electrical Engineering, Xi’an Jiao Tong University. He has extensive experience in science and technology industry. Served as the head of international cooperation department of Chen Qingquan Academician Center in Beijing Future City. Established the Sino-Russian nano-materials and energy storage technology Joint Laboratory and Stockholm, Sweden offshore innovation center, assembled about 100 Chinese and foreign scientists. Deeply involved with Swedish Nursing System importing to China and Pan-Bohai Medical City Mega-Project.
Michael Kraft, International Financing Strategist, is both an architect and advocate for the business of legal and medicinal cannabis. Chairman of Buckingham Group – a privately owned merchant bank has played a significant role in the capital formation strategy and financing of cannabis focused enterprises through KPK & Partners Co. Inc., including Co-Founder and former Chairman of WeedMD Inc.
Derek Pedro, Master Grower with medical cannabis experience since 2003 under the MMAR and consultant to 20+ LPs brings extensive extraction knowledge, access to QA personnel, client services managers, and an entourage of experts with experience working under Canada’s federal cannabis systems. He has cultivated and sold 50+ strains and over 25,000 seeds to various Canadian and international LPs and was the Chief Cannabis Officer at WeedMD Inc.
Robert Galarza is the CEO, Co-Founder of TruTrace Technologies Inc. which has developed the first integrated blockchain platform called StrainSecure™ that registers and tracks intellectual property for the cannabis industry. Strain protection and genetic identification are major issues for growers and breeders, and this new technology allows them to identify and secure rights to their valuable intellectual property (IP).
Ken Weisbrod is responsible for the creation of the cannabis Strategy at Shoppers Drug Mart., Canada’s largest pharmacy retailer. He launched Medical Cannabis by Shoppers; an online eCommerce platform licensed by Health Canada that sells medical cannabis to patients across the country. Medical Cannabis by Shoppers is the first pharmacy chain to enter into the cannabis industry in Canada and the first major retailer to enter the cannabis space in the world. In this capacity, Ken oversees all aspects of the cannabis strategy including, marketing, medical outreach, operations, fulfillment, eCommerce, regulatory, and procurement.
Dan King has the unique combination of a deep legal background and strong business operational experience and acumen. As a partner with the Canadian law firm of Lafleur Brown (Montreal and Toronto), Dan advised clients on sophisticated asset backed financings, commercial real estate portfolios, technology and healthcare. He was lead counsel for one of the hospitals in one of Canada’s largest healthcare mergers. Dan joined the company’s senior executive team, initially as General Counsel and over time he was promoted to role of SVP of Operations. After becoming involved in the cannabis industry in 2017, since early 2019 he has been fully engaged in significant initiatives in China in both the medical cannabis industry and the healthcare & life sciences industry.
Tommy Stephenson is the CTO & Founder of TruTrace Technologies Inc. as well as Founder and CEO of Heated Details, Inc. a Seattle based award winning design & development firm delivering technology and creative services to fortune 500 companies including Microsoft, Google, Mercedes-Benz. He is the former CTO of the cannabis technology company Weedmaps, brings tremendous expertise and an impeccable track record in product development and digital marketing, as well as overall being a widely respected and sought-after technologist.
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