Stellar Group of Advisors to Influence AphriHelios’ Strategy
AphriHelios Global LLC, poised to become the leading vertically integrated cannabis company bringing the highest quality Africa and African diaspora cannabis products and brands to the global market, today announced the formation of its inaugural Advisory Board.
AphriHelios CEO, Darin Hickman, stated “We are honored to have such an esteemed group of leaders avail their expertise, sage advice, and networks. Each member brings the intellectual insight we currently need in key strategic areas.”
The new advisors include:
Colin Clarke – Colin has many years of international law, private equity, and corporate finance experience with multinational organizations. He is currently Chairman of the Investment Committee and Executive Director of RH Bophelo Management Company Proprietary Limited. Colin’s educational background includes a (BA) Political Science, MBA (University of Oxford), Juris Doctorate (JD), and Advocate High Court, South Africa.
Dr. Desta Meghoo – As a creative consultant, cannabis activist, writer, author, community leader, and founder of D.Y.M.C. & ASSOC, Dr. Meghoo remains active in the Pan African and Rastafari movement, having managed the careers of icons such as Augustus Pablo, and two of Bob Marley’s I-Threes, Rita Marley and Judy Mowatt. Further, she served as the Managing Director of the Bob Marley Foundation. Dr. Meghoo earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida. She currently serves in Addis Ababa as Liaison to the African Union for the Diaspora African Forum. The Diaspora Africa Forum is the only African Diaspora organization in the world with diplomatic status. Most recently Dr. Meghoo appeared on Alpha Woman podcast to discuss Ethiopian cannabis laws and feminism in Africa.
Groovin Nchabeleng – Award-winning South African advertising and media guru. Groovin is the current Executive Chairman of Blueprint Group advertising agency, which has been in operation for the past 18 years. He is Chairman of Koni Multinational Brands and the Medisone Pharmacy Retail Chain and former CEO of Leo Burnett Group South Africa/MMS Group. He is a member of the Sekhukhuneland Royal Family (Bapedi) and a founding member and director for the United Royal Kingships Holdings, a first-of-its-kind investment entity representing 829 royal leaderships and a constituency of over 20 million people.
Montel Williams – Emmy award-winning media expert, podcast host, best-selling author, decorated U.S. Naval officer, motivational speaker, wellness entrepreneur, and cannabis advocate, Montel currently serves on the board of directors for the Fisher House Foundation and the Anne Romney Center for Neurological Diseases at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Williams holds a Bachelor of Science degree in general engineering and a minor in international security affairs from the United States Naval Academy. His podcast Let’s Be Blunt with Montel (which recently hosted AphriHelios CEO, Darin Hickman) features under-represented voices in the cannabis industry.
AphriHelios Global is excited about its new Advisory Board and how it can assist in creating transformative sustainable economic opportunities, in Africa and internationally, while also facilitating conversations about the intersection of African based company’s role in creating high value, low-cost production in the cannabis industry.
The company is also excited about its current capital raise. Consistent with its drive to create transformative economic opportunities, AphriHelios has launched a crowdfunding campaign concurrently with a traditional Regulation D private placement. With a minimum investment of $250, the crowdfunding campaign provides access to individuals who do not usually have access to these kinds of investments. The private placement campaign is focused on accredited individuals and institutions.
To find out more about AphriHelios, its Advisory Board, or its current capital raise, please visit their website at www.aphrihelios.com.
AphriHelios Global is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, with active offices in Cape Town, South Africa, and Maseru, Lesotho. The company was awarded its initial license in 2019 from the Kingdom of Lesotho’s Ministry of Health to cultivate, process, package, and export cannabis-related products to global markets from the capital Maseru.
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