Accelerating the Growth of Natural Herbal Medicine to Solve the Healthcare Crisis
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Jennifer created the original vision for PhytaZenica and is leading the execution of our venture. She has over 10 years of experience in business strategy, market research, competitive intelligence, marketing and sales for the healthcare and biopharmaceutical drug industries. Jennifer has worked closely with top global biotech and pharmaceutical companies, as well as botanical companies in the US. Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree in Integrative Biology from UC Berkeley.
Technology & Strategy
Sam is a serial entrepreneur with 30 years of experience in digital technology leadership. He specializes in Web2 + Web3, analytics, marketing, operations and supply chain for the tech, finance, healthcare, aerospace, manufacturing, and insurance industries. Before the age of 30, Sam successfully started 6 finance and real estate companies and exited in 2008. He has held leadership roles at UTC Supply Chain, Numotion, AeroMed, PE-backed companies, and early-stage startups.
Paul is a Wall Street veteran with 30 years of experience leading trading operations at Barclays, JP Morgan, Lehman Brothers, UBS, and Goldman Sachs in London, New York and Zurich. He is the chairman of White Diamond Risk Advisory and provides advisory services to CEOs, boards and entrepreneurs. Paul is internationally recognized as a thought leader who has presented at global academic and regulatory forums. He holds a BA, MA and PhD in physics from the University of Oxford.
Kenneth is a tech innovator with 20 years of experience in the finance and fintech industries. He specializes in product development, UX/UI design, commercialization, business development, and investment financing. Kenneth was the co-founder of several tech startups, including Envel Bank, CarScan, and Young Engineers, which are now part of his venture portfolio. He has held leadership roles at Barclays Africa (Absa Group), Nedbank, and Standard Bank.
Dr. Jean Wang
Botanical Medicine & Regulatory Adviser
Dr. Jean Wang has 30 years of experience in natural herbal medicine, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, IT, and data analytics. She led the research & development of medicine and life sciences at Takeda and Bayer, and worked in healthcare & life sciences solution design, data analytics and AI at IBM. She consulted botanical companies & academic institutions on clinical trial strategy for US FDA approval. Dr. Wang holds a PhD in Natural Product Chemistry & Pharmacognosy from University of Iowa.
Ashish Kumar Jain
Ashish is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist with over 13 years of experience in marketing, media, and business development. He has been active in the Web3 industry since 2018 and has worked with a dozen blockchain and fintech projects. Ashish led marketing initiatives for Web3 companies with a track record of success in delivering results. He has developed a deep and thorough understanding of advisory, fundraising, and community development for Web3 ventures.