Board of Directors
President and CEO
Mr. Villazor has more than 20 years of experience in Corporate Affairs including communications, public relations, business development, regulatory affairs, government relations, philanthropy and public policy. He has held numerous senior positions in the pharmaceutical industry working extensively in government regulated aspects of commercial operations including formulary/market access, pricing compliance, price controls, manufacturing grants, regulatory approvals and shaping federal and provincial government policies. Mr. Villazor has been a director of Organic Garage Ltd. (TSXV:OG) since 2016 and serves on its Audit Committee, Governance Committee and Compensation Committee. He has worked for a number of large pharmaceutical companies including SmithKline Beecham, GlaxoSmithKline and Biovail Corporation as well as with the industry’s national trade association based in Ottawa. In addition, Mr. Villazor also spent more than decade in the sports and entertainment industry including having served as an Alternate Governor and advisor to a National Hockey League franchise. His Board experience spans the academic sector, not-for-profit sector and publicly-traded companies.
Mr. Fong has over 25 years of experience in accounting and administration, with the past 14 years in a senior management role in the greenhouse industry, responsible for the reporting requirements of the business, including annual audit and reviewed quarter-end financial statements reporting, operations and capital budgeting, cash flow management, trade credit, and developing internal control processes for new reporting entities. Mr. Fong has worked for private enterprises and large multi-national, publicly traded corporations in Canada and Europe with their head offices situated in Canada. He is a licensed CPA, CMA in Canada.
Mr. Varma brings with him over 17 years of experience in cross border commercial banking, and corporate finance roles with some of the largest financial institutions in Canada as well senior management and executive roles with some of Canada’s largest agricultural companies. Mr. Varma has worked in both large private and public companies and has been responsible for sourcing, developing, and maintaining new and existing relationships with strategic financial partners to ensure the long-term availability of adequate sources of capital including equity and debt required for the ongoing operations, trade finance, cash management, covenant compliance, planned capital expenditures and the funding of the company’s strategic initiatives including possible mergers and acquisitions. Throughout his career in both the private and public sectors, Mr. Varma has successfully delivered several billion dollars in operating loans, term debt, subordinated debt and equity financing.
Mr. Wesley has a decade of experience in the development, implementation and operational handover of some of the largest commercial greenhouse operations in North America. He has delivered over $400 million dollars of agricultural, office, industrial and other green field construction. Mr. Wesley has extensive multi-national experience leading Development efforts and Regulatory compliance from the local City level to Federal agencies. He has experience in both private company and advisory Boards. Mr. Wesley holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration in Executive Management with a Specialization in Management Consulting, a Masters Certificate in Project Management, and Certificate in Business Administration.