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Leadership

We are grateful to have an experienced team with specialties in different fields and unique backgrounds. We all share a common vision and values. We all strive to “help people live a better life” and want to make sure our efforts reach as many people as possible.

Our elite research team is one of the most recognized in the industry, spearheaded by the fundamental work of Professor Raphael Mecholuam, known as the father of cannabinoid research, since 1963.

EPM Researchers


Prof. Raphael Mechoulam
Head of Discovery Chemistry

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The world’s most renowned researcher in the cannabis field, known as the “father” of cannabis science. Best known for his work in elucidating the structure of CBD, isolating THC and discovering how cannabinoid receptors in the human brain work. Prof. Mechoulam has been the driving force behind bringing cannabis to the forefront of the medical community. Since the inception of his research in the 60s, Prof. Mechoulam has been nominated for over 25 academic awards, including an Honorary doctorate from Complutense University (2006) and the Israel Prize in Exact Sciences – chemistry (2000).


Prof. Dan Peer
Head of Inflammatory Research

Tel Aviv University

Prof. Peer is a world leader researcher in the field of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), delivery devices and Nanomedicine developments. He is the Director of the Laboratory of Precision NanoMedicine at Tel Aviv University and the Director of Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Nanotechnology Research Fund. He is also the Chair of Tel Aviv University Cancer Biology Research Center; the biggest Cancer Center in Israel that includes 17 affiliated hospitals. Prof. Peer received many awards, among them were awards from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation on his pioneering work in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and award for the 1st Untold News Award together with Prof. Rimona Margalit also from Tel Aviv University on the “Cancer Bullet” invention that might change the world.


Prof. Joseph (Yossi) Tam
Head of Metabolic Disorders Research

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Prof. Joseph Tam is a world leader in the field of Cannabis based solutions. He is the head of Obesity and Metabolism Laboratory in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Director of the Multidisciplinary Center on Cannabinoids in Israel, specializing in Diabetes and Obesity. Dr. Tam’s research projects over the past years have varied, crossing disciplines and methodologies, finally focusing on the different pathophysiological aspects of the endocannabinoid (ECB) system.

Prof. Tam received in 2018 the NCATS Director’s Awards from the National Institutes of Health and the Chowers Prize for Endocrinology by the Israel Endocrinology Society.


Dr. Dror Robinson
Medical Advisory Board

An internationally renowned surgeon and one of Israel’s leading doctors for Medical Cannabis treatments. Dr. Robinson is the Head of the Foot and Ankle Department and Orthopedic Research Unit at HaSharon Hospital at the Rabin Medical Center.

He is a specialist in Medical Cannabis for pain and a Serial inventor and Medical Director at various orthopedics companies. Dr. Robinson has published over 90 papers in peer-reviewed journals, conducted 100+ animal trials and 25+ human trials.

EPM Leadership


Reshef Swisa

Co-Founder & CEO

Ex Co-Founder and General Manager of NPG, China’s first antibiotic free poultry producer.

Reshef is a serial entrepreneur who focuses on global life-changing technologies and inventions.

Asaf Ohana

Co-Founder

Ex business developer and marketing director of Ohana group, an investment group in Israel. Asaf was also one of Israel’s first patients to be successfully treated with CBD cures and understands the real value of these products not only from a business perspective, but also from a user experience.


Salomon Sacal

President

Previously Minister of Mexico in Asia-Pacific and Middle East (Promexico), and Global Director at Ascenda corporation.
Sal has an extensive record with over 20 years in global business,
cross-border investments, M&A and strategic business development.

Roberto Gonzalez

VP of Strategy

Previously the CEO of Gruma Mexico & Central America. Roberto has over 10 Years of CEO experience and holds vast knowledge in business Strategy, negotiation, financial Structuring and business analysis.


Ron Sharhabani

CFO

Previously leading the economic department for Menora mivtachim pension.

Ron has a substantial track record with financial planning & analysis, business strategy and corporate management.

Dr. Peter Welburn

Director of Research and Development

Previously Managing Director in Eiger Health Consulting Group, general Manager of LEO Pharma Australia & NZ and VP R&D of Peplin Biotech.

Dr. Welburn has over 30 years’ experience in Senior R&D roles and general management in biotech and Pharma companies.


Nicholas Thadaney

Senior Advisor

Founder of Partners Capital Corp. and former president and CEO of Global Equity Capital Markets of TMX Group (Head of the Toronto Stock Exchange).

Nicholas holds enormous experience in financial services industry, strategy and market structure.

Rotem Sher

Chief of Staff

Previously head of Operations at Wix.com. Rotem has spent more than 10 years in the Hi-Tech field focused on execution of global projects, leading business units and shaping & turning strategy into practice.