WE'RE GREATER
THAN THE SUM
OF OUR PARTS

THE ENTOURAGE EFFECT

The beauty of the cannabis plant is that its component parts, the cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds, all work together synergistically to produce effects which are far greater than any one component can produce alone in isolation – this is the entourage effect.

This is reflected in our team and business at AltoVerde, which clearly sets us apart, combining unbeatable individual experience as trailblazers in cannabis breeding, cultivation, extraction, cosmetic formulation, clinical research etc. We know that by all working together, along with our partners, we can achieve far more than we could ever do alone.

This gives us the confidence that we will grow our company to be a leading cannabis company in Europe.

LEGACY INDUSTRY FOUNDERS

Mitesh Makwana

Mitesh Makwana

Chairman and CO-CEO
Spain

Founder of Dr. Krippling® seedbank with a stable of popular genetics.

Over 10 years of horticultural experience specialising in hydroponics, indoor cultivation, selective breeding, plantation management and seed production.

Bryan Willis

Bryan Willis

VICE-CHAIRMAN AND CO-CEO
UK

Owner of Seedmadness trading in over 2000 varieties of cannabis seeds.

Previously from a corporate background holding senior management roles.

Justin Rudd

Justin Rudd

MANAGING DIRECTOR
UK

Over 20 years of distribution experience in the field, managing the operations of one of the largest wholesalers in the European industry.

Over this time he has built up an extensive network of contacts, primarily focusing on plant genetics and seeds.

David Camici

David Camici

Cannabis Industry Expert
UK

Over 20 years experience in the creation, production and management of cannabis brands.

Working directly with the top breeders in Canada, US, Spain and Netherlands to bring the latest in cannabis genetics to market.

Daniel Bourguet

Cannabis Expert
Spain

Founder of Seeds Of Africa Seedbank® with a stable of heirloom and landrace genetics, and extraction experience.

Over ten years previous experience in importing and distributing cannabis inspired products from USA, Africa, Europe and Taiwan.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Andreea Kalisch

Andreea Kalisch

LEGAL ADVISOR
ROMANIA

Andreea’s background is in law. She obtained her first degree in International & Constitutional Law, followed by a Master’s in Human Rights and Democracy.

Her knowledge and expertise is advising businesses on legal ways and structures across a variety of industry sectors.

She started an eco-friendly greenhouse in 2019 and now her main focus is organic cultivation.

CHINTU PATTANI

CHINTU PATTANI

Head of Sales
UK

Over 15 years sales experience. A top sales person for British Gas where he started his career, Chintu has also coached and developed others in sales roles.

Most recently working at Assured Energy, he has won employee of the year as well as top seller, delivering over 380k margin for the business against annual target of 144k.

JOHN WHITE

FINANCIAL AND INVESTMENT CONSULTANT
UK

A long and varied career with many investment banks including Bank of America, Nat West, Royal Bank of Scotland, & HSBC. Additionally John has held various risk, and compliance consultancy roles with Lloyds, Nordea, Allianz, AIG, AON and smaller specialist Financial Institutions.

His experience includes international financial structuring, trade finance, Foreign Exchange and cash management.

Lindsey Cunningham

Lindsey Cunningham

Chief Brand Officer
UK

Over 30 years FMCG experience across Europe in the field of brand development and brand communications with clients such as Unilever, Barilla, Danone, PepsiCo for the global brand consultancy, Landor.

Recent focus on sectors where the online channel has become key.

Bev Morris

Bev Morris

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
UK

Experience includes Marketing Consultant at Trafalgar Scientific Limited, Marketing Manager MGC Hayles Accountants & Business Advisers, Surgical Division Product Manager Molnlycke Health Care (MHC), Marketing and Project Manager Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust.

CLINICAL TEAM

Nat Wright

Dr. Nat Wright

CLINICAL ADVISOR / PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
UK

MBChB DRCOG FRCGP PhD

Approximately 20 years of experience in several committees involved in raising the quality of healthcare provision to vulnerable groups.

Training lead in illicit substance misuse for the Royal College of General Practitioners and Clinical Lead and the Primary Care Specialty Lead for Health Research Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research Network.

Arpeat Kaviya

Arpeat Kaviya

CO INVESTIGATOR
UK

MBChB, MRCP, DPM, MFPM MSc

Physician with 10 years in clinical development (Phase I-IV) and medical affairs experience in therapy fields such as oncology, respiratory, immunology, gastrointestinal (IBD) and rare diseases.

Dharminder Singh

Dharminder Singh

COMPLIANCE AND CLINICAL ADVISOR
UK

BSc (Hons), MRPharmS, RCGP Certificate in Management of Drug Misuse, IP

Over 20 years of experience in pharmacy managing stores for Boots, Cohens Chemists, Lloyds Chemists and own Community Pharmacy; all pharmacies under supervision have had UK Schedule 2 medicines approval.

External Tutor in Pharmacy for University of Nottingham.

Reshmi Khimji

Reshmi Khimji

SENIOR MANAGER / CLINICAL ASSISTANT
UK

Background in medical sciences with a degree in Biological Sciences (Honors in Medical Biology) from the University of Edinburgh, and a degree in Dentistry from the European University of Madrid.

Experience in health and medicinal research, also healthcare management as a Clinical Manager and general dentistry.

KULDIP BIRDI

DR. KULDIP BIRDI

MEDICAL DIRECTOR
UK

BSc (Hons), MB BS

Over 15 years experience of working for the NHS and pharmaceutical industry.

Final signatory with in-depth knowledge of the ABPI, IPHA and ABHI Codes for the pharmaceutical and health technology industries. Experience in medical affairs across multiple therapeutic areas, including neurology and oncology.

HORTICULTURAL TEAM

Paul Titus

Paul Titus

Head Chemist
UK

BSc (Hons)

Raised in St Lucia on the family plantation, Paul witnessed different extraction methods / tinctures / teas and saw the positive effects of the medicinal qualities of cannabis.

This propelled him to study for his Chemistry degree and to his current career.

Dominik Hedderich

HORTICULTURALIST
GERMANY

MSc Crop Sciences

Passionate agricultural engineer with extensive experience in the cultivation of cannabis.

In addition to a full understanding of agroecosystems, Dominik’s core competencies are in organic crop production, plant nutrition and the design and operation of various crop production systems.

Klajdi Kalliri

Klajdi Kalliri

MANAGING DIRECTOR FOR EAST EUROPE
ALBANIA

Previously held coordination positions in the construction industry, but more recently has transitioned into Medical Cannabis. He has been working at our partner site MarijuPharma D.O.O in North Macedonia for the last 4 years, ensuring all regulatory affairs were in order, to achieve its licences, and Klajdi has also been assisting A&J Greenhouse D.O.O and others in a similar regard.

Jos Tas

HORTICULTARAL ENGINEERING CONSULTANT
NETHERLANDS

Experience in all aspects of horticultural engineering and greenhouse construction worldwide, with his main specialities being Water Technical and Electric installation.

Predominantly works for the Horti XS Group and also works for ProCann, Denmark and a partner in AltoVerde’s GreenRose Dispensary.

Jeff Winterbourne

Jeffrey Winterborne

HORTICULTURAL ADVISOR
UK

Advisor to multinational horticultural and pharmaceutical businesses.

Established the first cannabis seed bank within the UK in 1998. Inventor of the most copied hydroponics system in the world.

Author of two bestselling books: “Hydroponics – Indoor Horticulture” and “Medical Marijuana – Cannabis Cultivation".

ADVISORY PANEL

Mike Barnes

Prof. Mike Barnes

MEDICAL CANNABIS EXPERT
UK

MD, FRCP

Consultant neurologist and medical cannabis expert, co-author of the All-Party Parliamentary Group report on the evidence for medical cannabis as part of its Drug Policy Reform. The first adopter of medical cannabis as a treatment option in the UK. An advisor to the government of the United Kingdom. Committed to securing access to medical cannabis for all patients who need it in the UK.

Hannah Deacon

MEDICAL CANNABIS EXPERT
UK

Successful campaign with “End Our Pain” led to her son receiving the first schedule one license to prescribe whole plant cannabis on the NHS. Became the first person to legally enter the UK with medical cannabis containing THC.

Works to develop an ethical medical cannabis industry, supporting businesses, individuals and patients to overcome challenges.

Robert van der Lans

Robert van der Lans

BUSINESS ADVISOR
NETHERLANDS

Founder and owner of the Horti XS Group in Netherlands, and more recently ProCann, Denmark.

Robert is specialised in supporting services for exporting horticultural projects. At Horti XS he is directly involved with general management, financial management, strategic management and responsible for key customers.

Dr. Callie Seaman

MEDICAL CANNABIS EXPERT
UK

Dr. Callie Seaman is a Plant Scientist and formulation chemist with over 20 years of experience in the hydroponic industry.

A patient herself, Dr. Callie Seaman is passionate about cannabis education and supporting patients through their medical cannabis treatment journey through volunteering with organisations such as MedCan Support and PLEA.

Paul Delorde

Paul Delorde

LOGISTICAL & REGULATORY SUPPORT
UK

Over 25 years of experience in supporting cultivating communities and farmers around the globe.

Specialising in Cannabis Seed international exports, Phyto Sanitary Certifications, and Seed Purity documentations, and brokering deals for hemp based products and medicinal cannabis products.