Team & Partners


INDUSTRIAL PARTNERS

 
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PIERRE SWART

ENGINEERING & INNOVATION LAB

Pierre is a business innovation expert. He is the former Global Head of Innovation Delivery in the Next Generation Smokeless category at BAT where he lead the team to deliver innovative products in this new category and set up the manufacturing required facilities. He is currently the CEO of CCDS and a strategic investor in ZEAL.

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PHILIP KWOK

MANUFACTURING & SUPPLY-CHAIN INTEGRATION

Philip is an expert in product development with 20 years of experience in manufacturing & international commercial. He is the founder and CEO of KCF a global supplier of Lighters and smoking accessories and a strategic investor in ZEAL.

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LLOYD POLLARD

LEGAL AFFAIRS TRADEMARK & PATENT

Lloyd is an expert in intellectual property and a legal practice in US & international patent and trademark applications with experience in technology, packaging and innovations. Lloyd is partner at the Portland firm Ganz-Pollard.

 
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CHIP LAZENBY

LEGAL AFFAIRS GENERAL COUNSEL USA

Chip is an experienced US lawyer that has served as general counsel for the Governor of Oregon, Portland State University and Multnomah County. 

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STEFANO PASSARELLO

TAXATION & ACCOUNTING

Stefano is the managing partner of P&P ltd an accounting, taxation and corporate service firm with special knowledge of Hong Kong and China. Stefano is based in Hong Kong.

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PABLO BIEGER

LEGAL AFFAIRS CORPORATE

Pablo is an expert in corporate law with ample global experience having been managing partner of leading global law firms in Spain, including Clifford Chance and Olswang.

 
 
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KIRK JAMES

DESIGN & Branding

Kirk is a brand leader with 25 years of experience guiding global design & identity programs.