Kevin was one of the founding members of the Zenabis team, and has previously acted as CEO of Zenabis. In that role he was responsible for Zenabis achieving Health Canada compliance as a cannabis Licensed Producer.
He is an operational and supply chain professional with over 30 years of international procurement, facility operations, and managerial experience, covering regulatory licensing, construction, strategic analysis, import/export operations, logistics, warehousing, customer relationship management, and business systems. Most recently, Kevin was responsible for the construction build-out of Zenabis facilities across Canada, as Chief Facilities Officer.
He has held previous senior roles in IHL Group and Buy-Low Foods.
Mr. Benne is currently the General Manager of Bevo Farms Ltd., the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary. Leo Benne gained advanced knowledge of modern horticultural methods at Rijks Middlebare Tuinbouwscholl in Holland. With experience in the application of computer technology to the production of healthy, high-yield plants, he has been a key figure in the development of Bevo Agro. Leo Benne is a hands on executive, overseeing every stage of the company's operations, from planting to shipping. Leo Benne has been with Bevo for 10 years.
Eric brings to Zenabis extensive senior management experience in publicly-listed companies, both in North America and Europe. He has strong corporate and operations finance, internal audit, M&A, and strategic investment experience over a 20-year leadership career within Shawcor, a leading integrated energy services company. He has also been a strategic consultant for Canadian large- and mid-size clients, advising on corporate strategic and financial planning, post-merger integration and business process optimization.
Mr. McGinty has extensive experience in large-scale coordination and planning. Prior to this role, Mike served as the Head of Risk and Security for UBC Okanagan. He was also a post-graduate tutor in leadership and planning for senior government and military staff from Canada and over 25 allied nations worldwide. Mike was a senior officer in the British Army and served widely overseas, including in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he was responsible for more than 1,000 people with $2bn in capital assets. Mike remains an active member of the Canadian Armed Forces.
Olen Vanderleeden leads all commercial activities at Zenabis. Olen has 20 years of experience leading sales, marketing and operational functions. This management, business development and sales background crosses technology, software and CPG industries, including several years at Energizer. He holds a B.Eng. from UVic and an MBA from Simon Fraser University.
Mandeep Khara is an inaugural member of the Zenabis executive team, having played a key role in the conceptualization, establishment, and subsequent growth of the Zenabis brand, including the development of its consumer brands such as Namaste and Re-up. He has been a key contributor in guiding several companies from initial market entrance to multi-million dollar revenue streams over his 15-year career.
Dr. Zeid Mohamedali, MD, PhD, FRCSC, Clinical Associate Professor, leads the Zenabis medical team, with over 20 years of experience in medical research and clinical practice, specializing in pain management, oncology, and urological disease. He is a recipient of numerous awards and honours and has over 8 years of experience with medical cannabis pain management. He is an active clinician with a large practice of patients dealing with chronic pain, insomnia, anxiety, and other ailments. Dr. Zeid currently holds a position as a Clinical Assistant Professor at University of British Columbia.