President: Dr. Viroj Sumyai (below).
Dr. Sumyai, a Thai citizen, recently completed his second term as elected President of the United Nations (UN) International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), of which he has been a Member since 2001. The INCB oversees the UN member nations’ compliance with the UN’s international drug control treaties. These treaties enforce the suppression of illegal drugs while facilitating the global availability of legal medicines. Before joining the INCB, Dr. Sumyai was Assistant Secretary-General of Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates all foods, drugs, psychotropic substances, narcotics, medical devices, and cosmetics made within, imported into, and exported from, Thailand. Dr. Sumyai is a clinical pharmacologist and the author of nine books in this field.
Co-Founder, Primary Shareholder, and VP of Human Resources: Mrs. Sukanlaya “Suki” Land (below).
Suki, a Thai citizen, is a former elected representative of the National Council on Peace and Order, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Ampur Khon Buri. Her goal is to build Thailand’s cannabis export industry to benefit all Thais. Certified in Human Resources, the Company will rely on Suki to ensure that the Company’s compliance with Thailand’s HR rules, requirements, and documentation are Above Reproach™.
Chief Agriculture Officer: Mr. Sirot Chutiwat (below).
After completing his Master’s Degree in Agriculture at the University of Nebraska, Sirot — a Thai citizen — returned to Thailand, where he filed and managed Thailand’s first successful application to grow cannabis. At Chiang Mai’s Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden, he conducted research into cannabis breeding, cultivation, and processing. Sirot will manage TCC’s agricultural operations to ensure that TCC’s processes and products are Above Reproach™.
Ms. Sukanya Homla, Office Manager
Ms. Sukanya Homla, a Thai citizen, keeps TCC’s office running smoothly, despite the rapid changes that are inevitable in any jurisdiction that is legalizing cannabis.
Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board, and Tropical Growmaster: Mr. Don Land (below)
For more than 35 years, Don was an active member of the USA’s Pacific Coast’s informal cannabis industry, mastering every phase of production and distribution. In 2009, he relocated to Thailand, where he married Sukanlaya Land (above). In the years since then, Don has studied the outdoor cannabis growing techniques used in, or applicable to, Thailand, and consulted with Thailand’s Government, pro bono, on its evolving plans to revive Thailand’s previously-lucrative cannabis export industry in today’s legal context. No Westerner in Thailand knows more about growing Western-quality cannabis outdoors in Thailand, or has built stronger relationships in every cannabis-related department of Thailand’s government, than “Khun Don.” Don will ensure that every aspect of the Company’s grow operations are Above Reproach™.
VP Marketing: Mr. Jim Plamondon (below)
After a distinguished career in the computer software industry, Jim is building a network of Thai and overseas partners that will help establish TCC as a leader in the global cannabis industry. He will ensure that the Company’s marketing & communications are Above Reproach™.
Global Advisory Council
TCC’s Global Advisory Council keeps TCC up to date on cannabis industry, science, and medicine around the world, and serves as a confidential advisory body when TCC’s management seeks expert answers to specific questions.
Industrial-Scale Agriculture: Rod Bassett (below)
One of SE Asia’s most experienced senior managers of industrial-scale agricultural projects, the Company relies on Rod to ensure that the Company can scale up rapidly and efficiently.
Medical Research: Dr. Robert Melamede (below)
An international leader in researching the therapeutic applications of cannabis, Dr. Melamede helps ensure that the Company’s products advance the state of the art.
Product Development: Richard Rose (below)
One of the cannabis industry’s pioneer entrepreneurs, Richard helps the Company ensure that its products meet the needs of consumers and manufacturers worldwide, and that it efficiently productizes every cannabis by-product.