Our people in Colombia

Head of Operations - Carlos Orbegozo Venegas

Carlos spent 10 years in senior roles with the Merck Corporation and is a former COO of the Canadian company Khiron Life Sciences, helping to plan, manage and set up its business.

Master Grower - Ricardo Arboleda Cuadrado

Ricardo has huge experience in medicinal cannabis as a master grower and is one of the most respected agronomists in Colombia, holding a number of hydrophonics patents. His leading-edge planning, cultivation and genetic skills are invaluable to Avida Global.

Facility Project Manager - Nicolas Gantiva

Nicolas has a strong background in project management, operations, and R&D. He previously worked in Colombia’s cannabis industry as project leader for one of the principal players, managing the design, construction and commissioning of its cultivation and post-harvest facility.

Director of Cultivation - Andres Rojas

Andres is an Agricultural Engineer with a graduate diploma in project management. During his career he has worked for global bodies such as the United Nations, USAID and Mercycorps as well as the Colombian Ministry of Agriculture. Before joining Avida Global he was employed as cultivation director for two of Colombia’s leading cannabis companies, cultivating the plant within different environments.

Legal Counsel - Raul Buratica

Raul is the Managing partner of Buritica Bogodas, a highly respected firm of lawyers specialising in the medicinal cannabis Industry. Raul and his team are advising Avida Global on a range of disciplines from licence and seed registration through to commercial contracts.