Pat McCutcheon

Pat McCutcheon

President, CEO & Chairman of the Board

Before founding MediPharm Labs, Pat enjoyed a 15-year career in the pharmaceutical industry in top sales roles, successfully launching a wide range of medical products. He most recently worked at Jansen Pharmaceuticals (Johnson & Johnson) where he led the Hospital Division for Renal and Mental Health products. Pat’s foresight in creating a business that focuses on advanced cannabis concentrates bodes well for medical research, investors and consumers alike. Pat holds an Honors Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Western Ontario.  

Keith Strachan

Keith Strachan

Vice President & Director

Keith is a Supply Chain Management expert having held various procurement positions in different Ministries/Agencies including correctional services, policing, transportation and healthcare. He has operated a business development consulting practice, specializing in Public Sector RFP and government contracts, compliance for government licensing and local planning. Keith has a passion for entrepreneurship with ownership in several companies in the hospitality industry.

Chris Hobbs

Chris Hobbs

Chief Financial Officer & Director

Over the past 18 years, Chris has acted as Chief Financial Officer for several private and public companies operating in the resource, health sciences, and technology sectors. Chris is a member of the Chartered Accountants of Ontario and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University.

Marufur Raza

Marufur Raza

Independent Director

Marufur serves as an advisor to public companies and private companies planning on going public through direct initial public offerings or reverse mergers. Marufur is one of the leaders of MNP LLP’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulation (ACMPR) team. His principal role has been auditing these companies as well as assisting them in their going public process. He has also helped in securing financing for some of the companies in this sector. Marufur is considered a thought leader in the practical application of the IFRS biological asset standard and measurement of fair value of the assets. He has experience in the medical marijuana sector internationally and has assisted with these companies listing in Canada. Marufur has helped numerous Canadian and international companies go public in Canada. He has worked around the globe, with a special focus on Latin America and Africa and specializes in helping finance these companies in Canada, either through public or private transactions. Marufur has extensive experience working with clients in the technology, mining, pharmaceutical, and gaming sectors. He is also involved with investment funds and Exempt Market Dealers. Marufur is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (CA) in 2001. He currently serves on the PDAC-CPA Canada joint Mining Task Force for IFRS. He also serves as a director to several TSX and TSX-V listed companies.

Miriam McDonald

Miriam McDonald

Independent Director

Miriam is currently the Director of Pharmacy at Health Sciences North, Northern Ontario’s largest hospital located in Sudbury. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Toronto and a Master of Science in Pharmacology from Queens University. Her career has encompassed positions as the Executive Director of Community Development at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and CEO of the Northeastern Ontario Medical Education Corporation (NOMEC) wherein she worked throughout northern Ontario to facilitate community-based medical clinical education. She also served as Director of Planning and Development of Cambrian College, Executive Director of Cambrian Foundation, and Director of Pharmacy, Director of Rehabilitation Services and Assistant Executive Director of Therapeutic Services at Laurentian Hospital. She was Project Coordinator for the planning and construction of the Glenn Crombie Special Needs Centre, the Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT), and the Northeastern Cancer Centre. She is the author and co-author of several health-related papers and studies and is very active in the community both on a personal and professional level. She has been recognized by Northern Ontario Business as a “Woman of Influence”, was the recipient of the Sudbury Business and Professional Women’s Club highest honor – the Bernardine Yackman Award, and has served on the Women’s Health Council of Ontario and Ontario Judicial Appointment Advisory Committee. Raised in northern Ontario, her strongest interest is in projects that address access to health, education, and information technology in northern Ontario.

Ahmed Shehata

Ahmed Shehata

General Counsel and Head of Corporate Development & Corporate Secretary

Ahmed comes to MediPharm after having spent over a decade working in the Bay Street offices of the Business Law Group of one of the world's largest law firms and in the Corporate Law Group of a global leader in Canadian business law. His legal practice consisted of securities law, mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance and general corporate and commercial law. Ahmed has acted as external counsel for numerous cannabis companies and has been involved in a legal advisory role in the going public transactions of cannabis companies as well as companies in several other industries. He holds a Juris Doctor Law Degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree with First Class Honours from the Queen's University School of Business.