In each African partner country, we are committed to a long-lasting positive impact on the community. That means we leverage the benefits to the local communities. EXMceuticals buys and hires local, creates training and personal development opportunities locally.
In each African partner country EXMceuticals has licences in, we are committed to developing strong partnerships and a long-lasting impact in the community. That means we will leverage the local market. EXMceuticals will buy local; we will hire local; and create training opportunities.
In each African partner country, hundreds of jobs are being created. These jobs can largely be filled by low-skilled labour and offer women, who suffer from a high unemployment rate, long-term fair pay employment opportunities. We utilize local labour at each stage of our operations, from the initial land preparation to cultivation, equipment maintenance, facilities upkeep, harvesting of the fields, and in the construction of an extraction facility and processing of the plants.
For every African country EXMceuticals has licences in, we have created a non-profit Community Development Fund which receives 2% of the gross revenues from the local production facilities. The fund will allocate money to projects determined in partnership with the local government; to better living conditions through a range of significant projects. which might include clean drinking water and access to higher education opportunities. Clean drinking water and education opportunities are at the top of the list.
EXMceuticals operates to high standards and promotes continuous improvement in all its operations. Our approach to responsibility is built on the pillars of Safety, Social and Environment:
We operate our plantation in compliance with all international safety standards.
We operate each farm with integrity, respect of the local culture and promote the fostering of a culture of honesty and accountability. EXMceuticals is an active and contributing member in the communities in which it operates. In all our endeavour, we promote the respect for human rights, culture, diversity and dignity of all.
Our methods ensure acres of pristine fields with maximum yields and a capacity for uninterrupted expansion.
Natural, open-air growing
Our proximity to the African equator makes for perfect cannabis growing conditions: 12-hour days, ideal temperatures, an abundance of rainwater and fertile soil.
The EXM team is composed of agricultural experts and people who have deep experience in project implementation in Africa and other developing countries.
Low ecological footprint
EXMceuticals specializes in the sustainable cultivation of cannabis and its operations are designed to ensure acres of pristine fields with maximum yields and uninterrupted expansion.
We harness the power of the sun and collect rainwater and use natural wells for irrigation.
Studies show large-scale outdoor growth is up to 350 times more ecologically efficient compared to energy-intensive indoor warehouse facilities.
Powered by locals
Relationships have been established to foster collaboration between international and local agriculture education institutions in each of the countries where we have plantations. EXMceuticals programs ensure the development of local expertise and the creation of technical skills in-country as well as provide opportunities around the world for local graduates.
EXMceuticals is focused on the sustainable cultivation of medicinal cannabis and the production of fully organic pharmaceutical grade ingredients. The extracted ingredients will be exported to international markets, through Portugal.
Our Production Locations
Manufacturing & Distribution
Application in process
Plantation & Processing
10,000 + acres (4048 ha)
Unlimited expansion capacity
Plantation & Processing
5,000 + acres (2048 ha)
Unlimited expansion capacity
Plantation & Processing
2,000 + acres (810 ha)
Unlimited expansion capacity
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Portugal, Uganda, Malawi, DRC & Canada.
EXMceuticals is a dynamic company poised for success. Our team has extensive hands-on experience doing business in Africa and developing countries, in areas of construction, management, farming and leadership of large-scale projects. They work collaboratively to enhance EXM’s business performance and growth. Meet some of the key members of EXMceuticals’ executive team:
Mr Summers is a founding partner of a $500mn (USD) London based Investment fund. Before founding the Investment fund in 2015, Jonathan acted as a founder and senior executive in a major Hong Kong based asset management firm. Prior to that he was employed by Goldman Sachs for more than 15 years, in both London and Tokyo. His expertise in international business, acquaintance with multi-jurisdictional issues, and a management style based on best practices will contribute to further implement the Company’s global growth strategy.
Mr. Doyon is a senior partner at the JoliCoeur Lacasse law firm where he works in the business and taxation departments. He regularly provides support to entrepreneurs in their current operations and projects. Mr. Doyon also negotiates and acts on their behalf with government agencies to obtain required project authorizations.
After graduating from the University of Oslo with a Master of Law, Mr. Borch initially worked in private banking for DnB NOR, followed by positions focusing on tax and competition issues. He subsequently became a judge for two years prior to being appointed head of the legal department in Norske Skogindustrier ASA, specializing in mergers and acquisitions. In recent years, Mr. Borsh has continued these activities as a private practitioner in his own firm and sits on the boards of several private investment companies.
Chief Strategy Officer
Mr. Bernier has over 20 years of experience in project development, project implementation, and market development. He has been the lead advisor to several sovereign entities to negotiate and obtain Moody’s and Fitch credit ratings, bond issuance for sovereign infrastructure projects and the creation of SPV’s to fund and operate sovereign-owned infrastructure companies. Over this time, Mr. Bernier acquired a wide range of experience in the development and operation of private, public and sovereign large-scale projects.
Chief Administrative Officer
Over the last 30 years, Mr. Lange has gained an extensive international business knowledge. His specializations cover fields such as project integration, infrastructure projects, venture capital financing and structured finance. He has extensive experience in investment, business acquisitions, shares placement, joint venture creation and financing, as well as public and private partnerships. He has financed multiple companies, including Garda, Boomerang, and D-Box, by listing them on the Canadian Securities Exchange, plus Mr. Lange has acted as investment advisor for several private and public companies.
VP Canadian Operations
Mrs. Lemieux has over 25 years of experience in business process improvements assisting large and small corporations across Canada attain new levels of success and implement sustainable organizational change. She has facilitated the reorganization of operational processes to improve efficiency and align strategic priorities for governments, major oil and gas companies, environmental and engineering firms, port authorities, large transportation organizations and indigenous groups in Canada. Mrs. Lemieux has managed various multidisciplinary teams situated around the world. She is particularly interested in Lean Six Sigma transformation with a focus on continuous improvement. She represents Canada on many committees at the International Ski Federation.
Director Laboratory Operations
Mr. Janicot obtained his Bio-medical Engineer Diploma in France. Mr. Janicot is a recognized medical and laboratory electronics and informatics expert. His experience includes executive positions at large cosmetics, food products and pharmaceutical laboratories where he managed lab workforces ranging between 20 to over 100 employees. He has designed vegetal extraction protocols and equipment; overseen ISO 9001 implementations; implemented large-scale computer-assisted Production Management systems; organized cooperation agreements between European and international universities; worked on production automatization projects; plus designed and implemented large scale quality control and equipment maintenance programs.
Director Construction & Engineering
Mr. Baribeau is a senior executive and engineer with over 20 years of experience in construction and management of complex projects in Canada and in foreign countries. Mr. Baribeau worked as Vice-President Marine Engineering for IT International Telecom where he was responsible for the engineering department as well as managing the company’s fleet of cable laying vessels and portable cable laying equipment, the planning and coordination of all activities related to international projects for submarine cable installations, in countries such as the United Arab Emirates, France, Bahamas, Brazil and Canada.
Ferdinand Minga Kwete
Director In-Country Logistics & Transport
Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mr. Minga received a degree in chemistry and biology and completed a B.A. majoring in Social Science. Mr. Minga worked as a lab technician on cell culture for DSM Biologics for three years. At Canada’s largest food bank: Moisson Montreal, Mr. Minga held multiple executive level positions, including acting-General Manager, Director of Procurement and Director of Food Preparation. He worked on a myriad of projects there, including the implementation of sustainable energy solutions for their storage facilities and he developed and implemented the Moisson Montreal IT department.
Director In-Country Operations
Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mr. Tshimbalanga received his Engineering degree from the Genova University in Italy. Mr. Tshimbalanga has over 30 years of experience working as a senior executive in the construction of large-scale projects in North America and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Mr. Tshimbalanga was the Director of Operation for the Cie du Kasaï et de l'Equateur (CKE), a large agroindustrial company specializing in the production of palm oil, latex and coffee, where he oversaw a fleet of over 400 vehicles, 5 boats and over 3,000 employees.
Adilia Januário Charmier
Senior Scientific Advisor
Mrs. Charmier obtained a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry and a Master of Science in Chemistry from the Université Blaise Pascal in France. She is a Professor as well as Director of the Biotechnological Engineering department and the postgraduate courses in Circular Economy at Universidade Lusófona (ULHT) in Lisbon, Portugal. Her main scientific areas of interest and expertise are: organic ligands reactivity, metal-mediated organic synthesis, coordination chemistry, cycloaddition reactions, catalysis, heterocycles, microwave-assisted-promoted synthesis, biocatalysis, biopolymers, bio-based materials, extraction of plants and fruits, valorization of olive, beer and wine wastes using green technologies, study of the biological properties of extracts (antimicrobial, anti-tumoral, antioxidant activities) and their application in health (hospital infections, neurodegenerative diseases) and food. Mrs. Charmier has published over 25 scientific papers, has been a speaker at 35 scientific conferences, and she holds 3 patents.
Alexandre Babo de Almeida Paiva
Scientific Advisor – Processing and Extraction
Mr. Paiva holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering – Thermodynamics and Biocatalysis from the Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg in Germany. He was a Postdoctoral researcher at REQUIMTE, a non-profit scientific organization, working on the “Biodiesel Production from Green Sources Using Supercritical Technology” project. Over the years, he has held fellowships in multiple research projects: “Production and Characterization of Particles Using Supercritical Fluids”; “Characterization of Micro/macroemulsions in CO2”; “Computational Fluids Mechanics and Process Dynamics in Supercritical Extraction Columns with Structured Packing and Static Mixers”; “Adsorption of Gas Hydrocarbons in Activated Carbon at Low and Medium Pressures.” Mr. Paiva has published over 30 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals.
Scientific Advisor – Medicine & Psychiatry
Dr. Drogoul, Ph.D. in Psychiatry, is a Doctor in Medicine and an accomplished Psychiatrist who has published over 30 scholarly articles in peer review magazines as well as published books on psychiatry. Dr. Drogoul resides in France, where he is a clinical practitioner in psychiatry and a professor for more than 20 years, at the Paris Diderot University. He is the publication director of Institutions, a reputed institutional psychotherapy magazine and has participated in multiple research projects over the years, including participation in research and committees focused on the effects of cannabinoids.