OUR MAIN GOALS
ZIMBABWE PROJECT OVERVIEW
Our mission is to grow one of the best medical cannabis products and provide high-quality infused products to all qualified dispensaries and retail stores in Europe. In 2019, Eco Equity Limited succesfully acquired a license for the cultivation of cannabis, manufacture of products, supply, store, import and export for medicinal purposes and/or scientific use.
We have up to 2,000 hectares of long-term leased land within the borders of Zimbabwe. We have acquired a license for the production for export only, distribution of cannabis products to international regulated markets where permitted.
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A GROWING GLOBAL FOOTPRINT
With a global hub in London and one other operational location in Zimbabwe, we’re growing our footprint as fast as our cannabis cultivation operations.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & FOUNDER
Jon-Paul Doran was born in Zimbabwe, and through his strong connections in the region has enabled Eco Equity to navigate a successful licence application. Eco Equity has partnered with the Zimbabwe Ministry of Health to develop, own and operate a medicinal cannabis facility in Zimbabwe with the objective to export the products derived from the facility to Canada, the US and Europe.
Jon-Paul started his career at Citigroup before moving into the private equity industry, working in the Far East and Middle East. From here, he moved into the cannabis industry after identifying the opportunities in the market and the chance to help provide alternative treatments to those in need of care. In 2018, Jon-Paul established wealth management and private equity firm Axium Capital, where he successfully raised capital and took part in some of the UK’s biggest IPOs of the last two years.
CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Co-Founder & COO Tim is a vastly experienced executive with a track record of building and leading high-performing commercial operations and digital operations. Tim started his professional career at McKinsey before holding executive roles at DMGT, Trinity Mirror plc and, more recently, Local Word Ltd, where he was part of the team that completed a £220 million sale of the business to Trinity Mirror in October 2016. In addition to his role at Eco Equity, Tim also acts as COO of Axium Capital.
CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER
Stuart is an ambitious and self-motivated individual with an inquisitive business mind and a keen eye for detail. He has over 10 years of corporate experience working for global Finance and Strategy & Change teams before setting up his own consultancy company which is aimed at helping SMEs to flourish. When not working, he spends most of his spare time reading, cooking and planning his next travel adventure.
MANAGING DIRECTOR (ZIMBABWE)
Tommy was born in the UK and worked in the City for six years before moving back to Zimbabwe to raise a family. An entrepreneur, Tommy has set up multiple businesses, including an import and export business where he was a Zimbabwean agent for Moet Hennessy and Patron Spirits. In 2013, Polyoak Packaging Pty Ltd decided to establish a manufacturing business in Zimbabwe and headhunted Tommy to lead the operation as their National Executive. This was a completely new business that Tommy and his team took from concept through to a multi-million-dollar, world-class facility. Tommy was brought into Eco Equity to build a world-class, GMP-certified greenhouse that our Head Cultivator can use to produce the best possible medicinal cannabis.
OPERATIONS DIRECTOR (EMEA)
Liam comes to the Eco Equity team following a successful career working in international advertising in the U.K. and the Middle East. In an impressive career spanning more than 15 years, he has worked for such notable firms as DMGT, Trinity Mirror PLC and Local Word Ltd. He is both a visual storyteller and a seasoned advertising industry executive who brings the Eco Equity ethos to life through print and digital media.
GENERAL MANAGER (ANTIGUA)
Karim has an extensive and unique professional background in investment facilitation and sales-based industries. He joins the Eco Equity team following more than 15 years of international work experience across various locations, including the Caribbean, Vietnam, the UK and Canada. Karim combines his exemplary customer service and interpersonal skills in an energetic and dynamic work environment, while providing valuable insight and steering the day-to-day operations of Eco Equity’s cannabis business in Antigua and Barbuda.
HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Ron is a Californian native, who has worked in the entertainment industry publishing music and film. With over 20 years’ experience in the medicinal cannabis industry, Ron has offered up his experience as a consultant. Before joining Eco Equity, his previous venture was 40 Acres and A Greenhouse (40 AG). 40 AG was designed for newly licensed organisations to help navigate and succeed in the field. Ron loves travelling and new challenges, so is very excited about joining the Eco Equity team and achieving his dreams of propagating the plant as an alternative to Western medicine on a large scale
Soheil (Sam) has been a cultivator of cannabis for the last 12 years, creating formidable genetics such as SherbOZK, which has become an urban legend among the cannabis community. In recent years, Sam has won multiple local and international awards with for his genetics work and passion for cultivation.
HEAD OF INVESTOR RELATIONS
A motivated and ambitious individual, James brings with him a wealth of industry experience with over 10 years from the peer-to-peer and fintech sector.
He is passionate about working with organisations at start-up phase and helping to develop them to SME status. He has a proven track record of success and helping clients get their funds working harder for them.
Outside of work, he is a committed family man, with two young daughters and enjoys cooking and Rugby Union.