Daniel Kruse | Hempro Int. GmbH & HempConsult GmbH | Germany
Daniel, who has been in the hemp industry since 1995, is a senior advisor to entrepreneurs, startups, investors and other industry stakeholders through HempConsult GmbH, an independent consulting firm. Hempro Int. GmbH is a vertically integrated Dusseldorf-based producer and wholesaler of hemp foods, bulk raw materials for food, textiles, accessories and cosmetics.
Anar Artur | HempMongolia
Anar started HempMongolia, the first and only company in Mongolia licensed and authorized to conduct hemp cultivation, production and export. He graduated from Raffles International University, Mongolia in business and marketing. Before starting HempMongolia in 2016, Artur served as marketing supervisor at leading Mongolian private companies including MCS Coca Cola LLC. and Petrovis LLC.
Hana Gabrielova | Hempoint | Czech Republic
Hana, founder and CEO at Hempoint, is one of Europe’s pioneering and most innovative hemp entrepreneurs and activists. She is a widely recognized expert and consultant on everything from hemp farming to patient focused certification (PFC) for medical cannabis, through her affiliation with the Prague-based International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute. Hana’s company advises farmers on hemp cultivation, and is an organic hemp food producer.
Muhammed A Qayyum, | Fytocina SL | Spain & Pakistan
Muhammed is a natural products specialist and innovator working in herbals and nutraceuticals. He has served as an officer in a number of professional groups in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and traditional medicine sectors. Muhammed served a a consultant to the World Health Organization in 2003 and 2005, advising on Good Manufacturing Practices, policy and regulatory framework for traditional medicines.
Eline Verheul | Ceylon Hemp Effect | Sri Lanka (Holland)
Company co-founder, creative consultant and fine artist, Eline has been engaged in social empowerment programs globally since 2006. Eline went to Sri Lanka in early 2014 as a project coordinator for international internships. She saw great potential to implement her creative skills for start-ups in Sri Lanka and continued her career as a creative consult. In more recent years Eline developed a strong interest for the green-label beverage industry and is currently engaged in an initiative to introduce High Pressure Processing to the Sri Lanka. Eline has extensive experience in business development, sales and marketing, and holds a bachelor degree of fine arts and design in education from the HKU Art University in Utrecht – The Netherlands.
Robin Destiche | USA
While taking two years off after a decade in the hospitality industry, Robin found hemp hiking in the Himalayas in India. He is now once again in the hospitality industry in Seattle, Washington, USA. Robin’s idea is to offer hemp-derived products to the $570 billion dollar global hospitality industry, and he sees Asia as a major source for such products. Robin has a background in executive leadership, brand management, strategic planning, financial awareness and employee development — all of which he is applying to the hemp landscape.
Nivedita & Dhiraj Shah | SHIV | Nepal
The Shahs are founders of Shah Hemp Inno-Ventures, Nepal. The company sources hemp “wildcrop” from locals for a growing range of applications and products in health & beauty and hemp construction along with the textiles. Through “hEmpowering Bottom Up,” SHIVworks to advance economic and social development among Nepalese women. SHIV also has completed several hemp construction projects for poor villagers and for public medical facilities.
Kehrt Reyher | HempToday
Kehrt is founder of HempToday, and co-founder of The Nakło Foundation, which supports environmental protection, entrepreneurship and green industry. Kehrt is founder and past President, CEO and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of VFP Communications, a B2B media company. A former European Bureau Chief for Smart Grid Today, he previously worked in the USA at The Providence Journal, The Detroit News and USA Today.