Management Team

Zohar Krivorot Chief Executive Officer

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.

Nicholas Sosiak Chief Financial Officer

Nicholas is a Chartered Professional Accountant and started his career at KPMG as a senior auditor for a variety of public and private companies in the manufacturing, commodity and real estate industries. Following his time as a senior auditor, Nicholas shifted away from the audit practice to work in the real estate industry. He joined Dundee 360 Real Estate Corporation, a subsidiary of Dundee Corporation and a publicly-traded company listed on the TSX, as Finance Manager and worked his way up to Vice-President of Finance and Accounting.

David Abitbol VP Marketing

David joins the Cannara team with over 10 years of experience in growing startup companies and establishing marketing and growth strategies across multiple sectors including regulated industries. Prior to joining Cannara, David headed all marketing and operations activities at shopCBD.com, one of the largest North American e-commerce platforms in the CBD market- responsible for the company’s sales and operations from concept to market. David has also co-founded one of the largest digital automotive marketplaces in North America ramping up to over $100M in sales in 36 months earning industry awards for market disruption and commercial agreements with leading multinational partners.

Noémi Follain VP Finance

Noemi is a Chartered Professional Accountant and have 8 years of audit experience in small to large-size public and private companies in the mining, commodity and manufacturing industries. Through those years, she gained valuable expertise in financial reporting, accounting and management. She became a key asset internally and for her clients. After her career in the audit practice as a senior manager at PwC, Noemi joined Cannara Biotech Inc. as Director of Finance and worked her way up to Vice-President of Finance and Accounting.

Anthony Manouk General Manager & VP Compliance

Anthony is an accomplished business leader specializing in pharmaceutical compliance and operations. With 15 years of experience working for both public and private companies, he has managed various portfolios of products ranging from controlled drugs and substances, to medical devices, sterile injectables and natural health products. Anthony joined Cannara Biotech in 2018, where he oversaw the buildout of phase one of the Farnham facility, and secured Cannara’s Cultivation, Processing, Medical Sales and Adult Recreational Sales licenses from Health Canada.  He holds a BSc in biochemistry and an International MBA.

Geoffroy De Vernou VP Operations

Geoffroy is a Tropical Agronomist with an Executive MBA. He started his career as an Operation Director in large scale rubber plantations in Africa and Asia for Socfin, a Belgium group. During those 10 years, he managed different plantation start-up projects. He developed more than 1 000 ha (10 square km) per year on a new site. He obtained the best cost per unit of all the sites of the group.
After 10 years in the plantation business, he decided to move to Canada where he worked as a Project Manager for mining and oil companies (Rio Tinto & Glencore) internationally where he implemented best practices in the Corporate Social Responsibilities following the International Finance Corporation standards (World Bank). In one of the oil projects (Glencore), he managed to finish the land acquisition for seismic operations 2 weeks before the deadline. He joined Cannara in July 2019, to organize the production team and start the production.