EXMceuticals is a dynamic company poised for success. Our team has extensive hands-on experience doing business in Africa and developing countries, in areas of construction, management, farming and leadership of large-scale projects. They work collaboratively to enhance EXM’s business performance and growth. Meet some of the key members of EXMceuticals’ executive team:
Executive Chairman of the board
Mr Summers is a founding partner of a $500mn (USD) London based Investment fund. Before founding the Investment fund in 2015, Jonathan acted as a founder and senior executive in a major Hong Kong based asset management firm. Prior to that he was employed by Goldman Sachs for more than 15 years, in both London and Tokyo. His expertise in international business, acquaintance with multi-jurisdictional issues, and a management style based on best practices will contribute to further implement the Company’s global growth strategy.
Board Member - Chief Executive Officer of EXMceuticals and Chairman of the Board of EXMfarming
Mr. Passebon is a senior executive and engineer with over 35 years of experience in the construction, management and leadership of projects at an international level. His extensive and varied experience includes infrastructure, industry, environment, services and logistics. Mr. Passebon worked on long-term assignments in a dozen countries, giving him vast international experience and fuelling his keen knowledge of people and culture. He was the lead project manager in the development, implementation, and operation of a large-scale stevia farming and a sweeteners extraction venture with offices in France and farm operations in Angola and Rwanda.
Mr. Doyon is a senior partner at the JoliCoeur Lacasse law firm where he works in the business and taxation departments. He regularly provides support to entrepreneurs in their current operations and projects. Mr. Doyon also negotiates and acts on their behalf with government agencies to obtain required project authorizations.
After graduating from the University of Oslo with a Master of Law, Mr. Borch initially worked in private banking for DnB NOR, followed by positions focusing on tax and competition issues. He subsequently became a judge for two years prior to being appointed head of the legal department in Norske Skogindustrier ASA, specializing in mergers and acquisitions. In recent years, Mr. Borsh has continued these activities as a private practitioner in his own firm and sits on the boards of several private investment companies.
Chief Strategy Officer
Mr. Bernier has over 20 years of experience in project development, project implementation, and market development. He has been the lead advisor to several sovereign entities to negotiate and obtain Moody’s and Fitch credit ratings, bond issuance for sovereign infrastructure projects and the creation of SPV’s to fund and operate sovereign-owned infrastructure companies. Over this time, Mr. Bernier acquired a wide range of experience in the development and operation of private, public and sovereign large-scale projects.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Amin is a senior finance and operations professional with over 15 years of international work experience spanning investment banking, international development, emerging markets private equity, business development and start-up operations. Demonstrated ability to successfully lead & manage M&A and capital raising (private and public) transactions and start & manage new functions and business lines (finance, accounting, strategy) with a focus on delivering strong results.
Mr. Amin has spent most of his career in investment banking at Merrill Lynch & Co. and Jefferies International, where he executed over $20bn in M&A transactions and associated equity and debt financings for various companies across a wide range of industries including Healthcare, Technology & Telecommunications, Industrials, Energy & Power and Food & Beverage. Most recently, he spent four years in Africa starting up and commercializing an agricultural manufacturing company involved in tropical fruit production and export to the EU and South Asia markets. He holds an BA in Economics from The University of Michigan – Ann Arbor and an MBA with a concentration in Finance and Accounting from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Chief Administrative Officer
Over the last 30 years, Mr. Lange has gained an extensive international business knowledge. His specializations cover fields such as project integration, infrastructure projects, venture capital financing and structured finance. He has extensive experience in investment, business acquisitions, shares placement, joint venture creation and financing, as well as public and private partnerships. He has financed multiple companies, including Garda, Boomerang, and D-Box, by listing them on the Canadian Securities Exchange, plus Mr. Lange has acted as investment advisor for several private and public companies.
VP Canadian Operations
Mrs. Lemieux has over 25 years of experience in business process improvements assisting large and small corporations across Canada attain new levels of success and implement sustainable organizational change. She has facilitated the reorganization of operational processes to improve efficiency and align strategic priorities for governments, major oil and gas companies, environmental and engineering firms, port authorities, large transportation organizations and indigenous groups in Canada. Mrs. Lemieux has managed various multidisciplinary teams situated around the world. She is particularly interested in Lean Six Sigma transformation with a focus on continuous improvement. She represents Canada on many committees at the International Ski Federation.
Director Laboratory Operations
Mr. Janicot obtained his Bio-medical Engineer Diploma in France. Mr. Janicot is a recognized medical and laboratory electronics and informatics expert. His experience includes executive positions at large cosmetics, food products and pharmaceutical laboratories where he managed lab workforces ranging between 20 to over 100 employees. He has designed vegetal extraction protocols and equipment; overseen ISO 9001 implementations; implemented large-scale computer-assisted Production Management systems; organized cooperation agreements between European and international universities; worked on production automatization projects; plus designed and implemented large scale quality control and equipment maintenance programs.
Director Construction & Engineering
Mr. Baribeau is a senior executive and engineer with over 20 years of experience in construction and management of complex projects in Canada and in foreign countries. Mr. Baribeau worked as Vice-President Marine Engineering for IT International Telecom where he was responsible for the engineering department as well as managing the company’s fleet of cable laying vessels and portable cable laying equipment, the planning and coordination of all activities related to international projects for submarine cable installations, in countries such as the United Arab Emirates, France, Bahamas, Brazil and Canada.
Ferdinand Minga Kwete
Director In-Country Logistics & Transport
Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mr. Minga received a degree in chemistry and biology and completed a B.A. majoring in Social Science. Mr. Minga worked as a lab technician on cell culture for DSM Biologics for three years. At Canada’s largest food bank: Moisson Montreal, Mr. Minga held multiple executive level positions, including acting-General Manager, Director of Procurement and Director of Food Preparation. He worked on a myriad of projects there, including the implementation of sustainable energy solutions for their storage facilities and he developed and implemented the Moisson Montreal IT department.
Director In-Country Operations
Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mr. Tshimbalanga received his Engineering degree from the Genova University in Italy. Mr. Tshimbalanga has over 30 years of experience working as a senior executive in the construction of large-scale projects in North America and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Mr. Tshimbalanga was the Director of Operation for the Cie du Kasaï et de l'Equateur (CKE), a large agroindustrial company specializing in the production of palm oil, latex and coffee, where he oversaw a fleet of over 400 vehicles, 5 boats and over 3,000 employees.
Adilia Januário Charmier
Senior Scientific Advisor and Chief Executive Officer-Portugal
Mrs. Charmier obtained a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry and a Master of Science in Chemistry from the Université Blaise Pascal in France. She is a Professor as well as Director of the Biotechnological Engineering department and the postgraduate courses in Circular Economy at Universidade Lusófona (ULHT) in Lisbon, Portugal. Her main scientific areas of interest and expertise are: organic ligands reactivity, metal-mediated organic synthesis, coordination chemistry, cycloaddition reactions, catalysis, heterocycles, microwave-assisted-promoted synthesis, biocatalysis, biopolymers, bio-based materials, extraction of plants and fruits, valorization of olive, beer and wine wastes using green technologies, study of the biological properties of extracts (antimicrobial, anti-tumoral, antioxidant activities) and their application in health (hospital infections, neurodegenerative diseases) and food. Mrs. Charmier has published over 25 scientific papers, has been a speaker at 35 scientific conferences, and she holds 3 patents.
Alexandre Babo de Almeida Paiva
Scientific Advisor – Processing and Extraction
Mr. Paiva holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering – Thermodynamics and Biocatalysis from the Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg in Germany. He was a Postdoctoral researcher at REQUIMTE, a non-profit scientific organization, working on the “Biodiesel Production from Green Sources Using Supercritical Technology” project. Over the years, he has held fellowships in multiple research projects: “Production and Characterization of Particles Using Supercritical Fluids”; “Characterization of Micro/macroemulsions in CO2”; “Computational Fluids Mechanics and Process Dynamics in Supercritical Extraction Columns with Structured Packing and Static Mixers”; “Adsorption of Gas Hydrocarbons in Activated Carbon at Low and Medium Pressures.” Mr. Paiva has published over 30 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals.
Scientific Advisor – Medicine & Psychiatry
Dr. Drogoul, Ph.D. in Psychiatry, is a Doctor in Medicine and an accomplished Psychiatrist who has published over 30 scholarly articles in peer review magazines as well as published books on psychiatry. Dr. Drogoul resides in France, where he is a clinical practitioner in psychiatry and a professor for more than 20 years, at the Paris Diderot University. He is the publication director of Institutions, a reputed institutional psychotherapy magazine and has participated in multiple research projects over the years, including participation in research and committees focused on the effects of cannabinoids.