Zohar is an entrepreneur who has launched several successful businesses. He has founded, advised and invested in numerous companies including 911ENABLE™ which he led from start-up to its acquisition by West Telecom in 2014. Zohar has been recognized as a top leader and innovator by a number of sources, including Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ fastest growing technology companies in Canada. He is actively involved with early-stage companies as an advisor and board member. He is also a certified commercial pilot.
Jack Kay, for 35 years, held various roles at Apotex Inc., including Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating officer, President and Vice Chairman. He has 55 years’ experience in pharmaceutical management and sales. Mr. Kay has served on a number of pharmaceutical and biotech boards, including as the Chairman of Helix Biopharma Corp and Cangene Corp and as a director at Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc. He has also served in senior capacities for a number of industry and community organizations, operating in the roles of Chairman of Humber River Regional Hospital (Toronto), International Schizophrenic Society, Canadian Drug Manufacturers Association, Canadian Schizophrenia Foundation and the Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association.
Derek is the Vice President of Olymbec. He owns, operates and manages a diverse portfolio of industrial, retail and residential properties across North America. Olymbec is now one of the largest private industrial real estate holders in Eastern Canada. The Company has experienced an annual growth rate of over 10%. Derek played a key role in the company’s rapid growth by strategically acquiring and repositioning vacant properties and marketing them to a new client base.
Mary has been involved in the cannabis industry since the infancy of the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations introduction. Mary serves as President of Fox D Consulting, a regulatory consulting firm focusing on the Canadian cannabis industry and offers a diverse range of consulting services for the cannabis industry in Canada, the United States and the European Union. Mary’s Regulatory Consulting Firm has licensed over 52 Licensed Producers and worked on over 200 applications in Canada, the US and the European Union. Mary continues to forge a respectable name for herself in the cannabis sector in Canada and abroad. Her board experience and industry contacts has enabled her to create a comprehensive foundation in the fundamentals of regulatory compliance within the cannabis industry worldwide.
Donald Olds is an experienced life sciences executive, entrepreneur and director with significant experience raising capital for private and public technology companies. Most recently, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Montreal-based NEOMED Institute, a position he held until the successful closing of a merger with Vancouver-based CDRD. He has held multiple executive positions as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operations Officer and Chief Financial Officer of private and public life science and technology companies and began his business career as a commercial, corporate and investment banker working across a variety of industry verticals. Mr. Olds has significant corporate governance experience as a board member and chair of both for profit and not for profit organizations.