Tejinder Virk appointed President of Khiron Life Sciences (TSXV: KHRN)
Khiron Life Sciences announces the appointment of Tejinder Virk as President, Khiron Europe and Franziska Katterback, Chief Legal Officer, Khiron Europe.
Both Tejinder (who I have met and am acquainted with and Franziska have strong professional backgrounds. But what I found most interesting is Tejinder was previously Deputy Managing Director, Europe for Canopy Growth and Franziska served as Director of Legal for Canopy Growth’s European operations.
This announcement reminds me that around nine months ago, I was talking with Alvaro Torres, Chief Executive Officer of Khiron and the person most responsible for the operational aspects of KHRN’s growth. He said to me, “We are thinking about an adjustment to our Business Plan that you might find quite audacious.” A while later I leaned that Khiron was thinking about expanding into Europe in a big way using their operations in Latin America as the base. This was at a time when the large, Canadian Licensed Producers were using their North American base of operations to support expansion into Europe. I thought of that conversation when KHRN moved into Uruguay. I thought about it again when Mercosur, the Latin American trading block of which Uruguay is a member entered into a trade agreement with the European Union. I’m thinking about it now as Tejinder and Franziska join Khiron as President of Khiron Europe and Chief Legal officer, Khiron Europe, respectively.
I think this is just the beginning of Khiron’s presence in Europe.