Fabio Carretta – Chief Executive Officer
Since 2019 Fabio has managed the Italian office of Epsion Capital Ltd an independent boutique investment bank advising on UK and European capital markets. He has over 23 years experience in the investment banking and financial sector, where he has worked for major international banks such as Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas and Barlcays Bank performing investment strategy and management activities for institutional and professional clients. Most recently, Fabio has served as Head of Sales for investment management, financial intermediaries and corporate finance advisory firms becoming a key contributor to the development of those companies.
Guy Winterflood – Independent Non-executive Director
Guy has had a 30 years career with extensive experience in financial markets, management, operations, strategy, marketing and technology in sectors as diverse as share trading and executive jets. A significant part of his career was spent at Monument Securities (which was acquired by Insinger de Beaufort) trading in options and leveraged products. Guy is currently Chairman of Hempflax, one of Europe’s largest growers of hemp for industrial use which cultivated 2,500 hectares in 2017, expects to cultivate more than 3,500 hectares by 2020. There is a huge demand for high-quality professional hemp products in industry and for the fast development CBD and cannabis sectors globally.
Nicholas Lee – Independent Non-executive Director
Nicholas has more than 25 years of experience in international investment banking and working as a company director. Nicholas was with Dresdner Kleinwort and its antecedent firms from 1988 to 2009, starting at Kleinwort Benson Group plc and rising to Managing Director, Head of Banking, Hedge Fund Solutions Group. Previously as a Managing Director in mergers and acquisitions at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, Nicholas advised leading.
There are over 100 active compounds contained in Cannabis plants, with cannabinoids and terpenes being the two largest groups. Two cannabinoids are the most significant of these compounds:
It is the terpenes in Cannabis which are responsible for its strong smell.
In the United Kingdom THC and other cannabinoids are deemed controlled substances under the MDA 1971, while CBD is not deemed to be a controlled substance.
The Cannabis market has four distinct categories:
In addition to the Cannabis market, there is also a substantial Hemp industry which has four main product groups; fibres, shivs, pharmaceuticals and seeds.