Our leaders push boundaries. They look beyond today to identify exciting possibilities for tomorrow. They thoughtfully shape our vision, listen to our customers and employees and confidently seize opportunities that support our bold ambitions.
Driven by a desire to build the best cannabis company in the industry, Master Plant's leadership team stewards the company’s vision by leveraging extensive experience in established industries including consumer packaged goods, health and wellness, private equity, venture capital, cannabis and hemp technologies, and professional services.
With no existing roadmap to success in the European cannabis industry, Master Plant created its own, valuing intelligence and expertise, and attracting the types of leaders who go looking for opportunities to innovate. Through an enduring commitment to demonstrating the potential of cannabis as a force for good, Master Plant's leadership team demonstrates the capabilities and focus to build a roadmap for success, creating long term value for consumers, employees, and shareholders.
Oli has extensive business building experience as a CEO, Investor and Adviser. He founded Master Plant inspired by the magical healing properties of cannabis with a mission to democratise consumption for the benefit of people and planet.
Prior to Master Plant, Oli was a CEO of Virgin Pure in the Virgin and Strauss Groups, where he rebooted and relaunched the business model, management team, operations, marketing and sales resulting in a rapid increase in productivity and revenue growth.
He has held private equity investment and financial director roles at the Virgin Group and Virgin Green Fund since 2008. Leading on Virgin’s overall investment & financing strategy along with more typical investment management duties.
Oli is a London Business School Masters in Finance alumni, ACA qualified in BDO's Corporate Finance team.
James has extensive business building experience as a Founder, Investor and Adviser in multiple industries. He has been involved in the European Cannabis industry since 2018, working across the value chain, in farming, wholesale and consumer propositions. In this time he has gained a wide range of experience and contacts across the sector.
Prior to this James has over 15 years working within the investment and entrepreneur communities, with considerable business building experience.
He is the founder of several companies across a number of areas, and has built a strong understanding of digital environments. He founded the Angel Investment Network at just 22, which is now the world's largest angel network with over 1M members and operating networks worldwide.
A serial investor, he has made investments into over 50+ businesses where he advises on strategy and growth.
Philip is a world leading cannabis veteran and regular industry speaker with +14yrs experience in 3 continents in HACCP / BRC / GMP / API / Narcotics licensing in food, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical manufacturing & management.
Phil led the design to operation of 11 fully licensed facilities for the largest global cannabis companies as the founding director of Advanced Hemp Technologies. In addition, he has advised 20 further clients often solving the most complex issues where others have failed.
Phil developed the world’s leading CBD water-soluble technologies and formulations for some of the largest cannabis companies in the world.
As Founding director of Advanced Biomass Research Inst. & NDRI he led his own research & IP development along with contributing to Canada's National Research Council, Agriculture Canada, CHTA & CSIRO on product safety standardization and hemp & cannabis regulation.
Angus is a highly skilled commercial CFO with extensive experience in investment seeking and investor-backed businesses operating in the technology and cannabis spaces.
He has been in the cannabis in industry since 2017 gaining extensive experience ranging from cultivation to consumer as CEO of Dragonfly Biosciences, a European seed to shelf CBD producer and CFO of Grow Biotech, a UK prescription based medical cannabis business.
Prior to this, he was instrumental in the development and growth of ACN, a successful wellness E-commerce business and spent several years with Deloitte Consulting, leading multi-disciplinary business consulting projects.
Angus is a Chartered Accountant and holds an Engineering degree from the University of Southampton.
Jim is an international lawyer with over fifty years of experience in sub-Saharan Africa and thirty years in the former Soviet Union. He has lived in Malawi, Kenya and Russia for over twenty years.
His practice has focused on legal and business advisory services on corporate, commercial, and financial matters for Governments, private and non-governmental clients.
Jim has broad sector experience having worked in agriculture, airline, energy (including renewable energy), financial, hotels and hospitality, manufacturing, and natural resources sectors (including forestry, mining and oil and gas).
He has a B.A. in political science and psychology from the University of Wisconsin and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Jim has advised over thirty governments on their foreign investment laws as a World Bank consultant. Jim is a member of the Bars of the State of Illinois and the District of Columbia.
Mukarram is Master Plant Board Member and a successful international entrepreneur and investor.
He has created, operated and exited companies in the software, textile manufacturing, chocolate manufacturing and branding, sand mining and real estate industries.
Experienced in developing companies with state-of-the-art manufacturing standards to meet global demands.
Sky is an experienced corporate leader and entrepreneur in the cannabis industry. Most recently, Sky served as Chief Marketing Officer of Halo Collective a publicly listed cannabis company in North America.
Prior to Halo, Sky served as Chief Marketing Officer and Board Member of C21 Investments a publicly listed cannabis company in North America and was founder and CEO of Phantom Farms.
Sky has held senior corporate roles at Microsoft and owns his own production and marketing agency.