MGC Pharma’s founders are all prominent figures in the Israeli Medical Cannabis Industry. They believe that Phytomedicines will influence public wellbeing across the globe by successfully treating formerly unmet medical requirements and drastically improving the lives of patients.
Previously CEO of a leading Medical Cannabis company with a large patient base, as well as over 10 years of experience in implementation, legislation and lobbying in the global medical cannabis industry, combined with over 15 years of experience in various executive roles. Founded MGC Pharmaceuticals to expand into the International markets and to raise the quality of, and access to Medicinal Phytocannabinoid products to patients worldwide.
Following 10 years of experience in the BioTech and AgroTech sectors alongside running large scale projects, Mr. Zomer joined MGC Pharmaceuticals as Executive Director & CTO, bringing his extensive business contacts, scientific and engineering skillset to bear on ensuring MGC’s position as a leader in research and development, as well as ensuring top performance from our global operations. His recent appointment to CEO follows successful implementation of MGC’s pipelines for Pharma in Australia and Slovenia, and indicates MGC’s commitment to scientific leadership.
Mr Mitchell is a corporate finance executive with over 20 years of experience in the finance and resources industries. He has been involved in the founding, financing and management of both private and publicly-listed resource companies and holds executive and non-executive directorship roles. Mr Mitchell holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Western Australia and is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).
Dr Ross Walker is an eminent practicing cardiologist with over 35 years’ experience as a clinician. For the past 20 years, he has been focusing on preventative cardiology and is one of Australia’s leading preventative health experts. Considered one of the world’s best keynote speakers and life coaches, he is the author of seven best-selling books, a health presenter in the Australian Media, including regular appearances on the Nine Network’s ‘Today Show’ and ‘A Current Affair’, and Sky News, Switzer Business. He also has a weekly radio show on Sydney’s 2UE/ 4BC &2CC with other regular segments on 2UE, 6PR, 4BC and 3AW.
Stephen Parker is a seasoned executive with over thirty years’ experience in the pharmaceuticals and biotechnology sectors, as a senior executive in the sector, a strategic consultant, a venture capitalist and a senior corporate financier with Baring’s, Warburg’s and Apax Partners. Stephen is currently Chairman of Sareum Holdings plc, and a non-Executive Director of Silence Therapeutics plc. Stephen has a D.Phil. from Oxford University and an MBA from City University Business School.
Professor Uri Kramer, a former Director of Paediatric Epilepsy Service at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Centre in Tel Aviv, Israel. Professor Kramer led research regarding medical cannabis treatments for severe cases of epilepsy, where he is an acknowledged global expert. He has a wealth of experience in various fields (Neurology, Paediatric Neurology and Child Development). He advises and help direct the key strategy for the commencement of clinical trials using medicinal cannabis for severe epilepsy and nausea in Australia and in Europe. Professor Kramer was the President of the Israeli League Against Epilepsy, giving him unique insight into the daily struggles of the patients his research benefits. Currently he is a Professor of Paediatrics in Tell Aviv University.
As Head of Department of Child, Adolescent and Developmental Neurology at University Children’s Hospital, Ljubljana, Professor Neubauer is widely published and respected, and has dealt with children and adolescents in Neurological contexts for more than thirty years.
Stane Srčič is a Professor of Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Pharmacy, Slovenia. He served in the past as a quality expert of European Medicines Agency (EMA) and was for many years a member of EMA Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP). Prof. Srčič is assisting MGC Pharma in the development phases of drug products with natural cannabinoids.
Certified in Israel, with clinical experience in at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Grunfeld has spent the past twenty years focusing on Neuro-Oncology, with a focus since 2010 on Cananabis as a treatment for oncological palliative care. He has directly been involved in the licensing and care of over 3000 medical cannabis patients in Israel, giving him a unique insight into questions of dosing, patient groups and developing treatment methodology.
Nadya Lisovoder is an accomplished Doctor of Medicine with 15 years of domestic and international experience in academic and clinical studies in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic and medical devices industry. Dr.Lisovoder is a regulatory expert and has been clinical adviser to public biotech companies and a range of incubator and acceleration including Furtux- a J&J Innovation and Takeda program. Nadya has managed clinical trials across multiple therapy areas in complex, multi site studies encompassing Israel, EU and the US for large Pharma companies such as Schering Plough, as well as innovative start ups. Since 2012, Dr. Lisovoder has been leading for the Israeli government biomedical research in 7 hospitals in northern Israel in cooperation with universities,international Pharma companies, global CROs and biotech companies.
In 2016 Nadya founded Galilee Clinical Research Ltd, a multi- faceted entrepreneurial center providing regulatory consulting to support product development and prepare companies for FDA meetings and filings, providing regulatory guidance for successful implementation and regulatory compliance of clinical trial programs.
Mr. Segev has vast experience in growing Medical Cannabis, as well as proficiency in tissue culture methods and mother cultivations, to improve and maintain a high quality of genetics patterns. Furthermore, Mr. Segev has over 7 years of experience in international project management in the Biofuels and MC industries.
Mr. Lipsky was the business development director of leading Medical Cannabis company in Israel. He brings a history of production and development to the company and has been working in the Cannabis field for the past ten years.
A combination of sharply honed legal skills and experience in the Israeli Cannabis Industry make KerenBar Zakay the ideal on the ground manager for MGC’s Australian activities. Internships at major Israeli firms and then three years as in house legal council for one of Israel’s leading Cannabis producer gives her a unique view into the emerging issues for the Australian market and how best to handle them to assist MGC’s local and global agendas.
With over 10 years experience in laboratory environments coordinating and running studies in various fields, Dr Pribošič brings valuable knowledge to running MGC’s side of all laboratory oriented experimentation and engagements. With a focus on analytical chemistry, Irena brings rigorous facility management and QC protocols to ensure MGC’s research maintains the highest levels of clarity and supervision.
Karmen brings her degree in Bio-Chemistry and her experience in Genetic Molecular Biology to ensuring MGC’s Cleanroom operations, from extraction to formulation, are all under the highest level of supervision and quality control.
Combined with her knowledge in Cosmetic formulations, these skills make Karmen a unique contributor to MGC Pharma and Derma’s operations.