TEL AVIV, Israel and BETHESDA, Maryland, Jul 20, 2021
Cannabics Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCQB: CNBX), a global leader in the development of cancer related cannabinoid-based medicine, announced today that it has appointed Dr. Gil Feiler to its Board of Directors as an Independent Director. Dr. Feiler, 62, who until now served as a Permanent Observer on the company’s Board, is a world-renowned economist and currently serves also as the company’s Head of Advisory Board. Dr. Feiler holds a PhD in Middle East Economics from Tel Aviv University, and is a graduate of the International Management Program at the Israeli Institute of Technology, Technion. Dr. Feiler currently serves also as Director of the Bank of Georgia for the Middle East and North Africa, as Partner at Forest Investment House ($1B AUM) and as Chairman of Seedo Corp (SEDO).
The announcement comes following the nomination, earlier this month, of another Independent Director to the company’s Board, Dr. Inbar Maymon-Pomeranchik.
Cannabics Pharmaceuticals’ co-founder and CEO Eyal Barad commented: “Dr. Gil Feiler has been with us as a Permanent Observer on the Board since October 2019. During that time, we could always count on his distinctive and informed perspective. Gil is a great addition to our Board of Directors; he is highly familiar with our business, and he is also the Head of our Advisory Board where he was able to assemble a team of multidisciplinary top-level experts that provide us counsel on key issues. I look forward to working with Gil in his new capacity as Independent Director, and I am certain that the company and its shareholders will enjoy the added benefit that he will bring to the table, now with an even greater level of engagement”.
Dr. Gil Feiler commented: “It is a great honor to join the company as an Independent Director. I have been working closely with CEO Barad and President Yariv for almost two years now, and I have full confidence in their leadership and their determination to move this company forward and onto the clinical and commercial success”.
About Dr. Gil Feiler:
During 20 years in academia, Dr. Feiler taught Business, Economics, and Middle East Studies as an Associate Professor at Tel Aviv University, Bar Ilan University and at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzlia. He has extensive senior executive business experience in both small and large companies, including Coca Cola Israel; he is founder of the largest news portal in the Arabic world, and has served on the board of The First International Bank of Israel, Mutual Fund Division; Dr. Feiler also served as Special Business Advisor to the Government of Ras al-Khemah, United Arab Emirates.
Dr. Feiler is an Alumni of the US State Department International Visitor Leadership Program (1997), and has also published extensively on business opportunities in the Middle East, on Political Economy, on Economic Cooperation, and on Financing of Terrorism. He is also the author of several books including: Rethinking Business Strategy for the Middle East and North Africa (London: The Economist, 1997); From Boycott to Economic Cooperation: An Analysis of the Arab Boycott of Israel (London: Frank Cass: 1998), The Middle East in the New Millennium (New York: Kluwer Law International, 2000), Economic Relations Between Egypt and the Gulf Oil States: Petro-Wealth and Patterns of Influence (Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2003), and Investing in Russia, the Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania and Kazakhstan (Portland: Sussex Academic Press, 2007) (co-authored with Alexandre Garese).
Dr. Feiler delivered papers at the UN, at Harvard conferences and at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
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