European hemp pioneer Daniel Kruse has been elected President of the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA). A 26-year veteran of the business, he is founder and CEO of Hempro International GmbH & Co. KG and HempConsult GmbH, two of Europe’s top hemp corporations.
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Kruse, elected in the course of the 27th Common Meeting of the EIHA Friday, Nov. 22, replaces Mark Reinders, CEO at Holland-primarily based HempFlax, who served as EIHA president for 5 years. Reinders will continue with EIHA as a board member.
two new board members
In other alterations at the EIHA secretariat, two new board members have been elected. They are Jacek Kramarz, Director of Improvement at Poland-primarily based CBD producer HemPoland, and Christophe Fevrier, Common Manager at Hemp-It, a French seed breeder.
They replace Boris Banas of Czech-primarily based CBDepot, and Philippe Heusele, Inter-Chanvre, France, each of whom stepped down from the board. Holdover members of the 7-particular person EIHA board are Catherine Wilson, CannaWell, UK, who serves as EIHA vice president Bernd Frank, BaFa Neu GmbH, Germany, EIHA Treasurer, and Rachele Invernizzi, president at SouthHemp, Italy.
Director due to the fact 2013
Kruse has been an EIHA director due to the fact 2013, and has lengthy served industrial hemp stakeholders prior to the European Union and German governments, exactly where his perform has helped advance the legal and regulatory framework for the business.
In 2014, Kruse founded HempConsult to respond to the expanding will need for assistance particularly for the hemp business. HempConsult tracks business trends and developments in the worldwide hemp markets, carries out market place study, and serves as an advisor to entrepreneurs, start off-ups, investors and other business stakeholders in the improvement of strategic targets and their productive and sustainable implementation.
Kruse also is involved as shareholder and adviser in HANF FARM, MH health-related hemp and Hemp Factory, all of which have been founded in 2014. HANF FARM is active in cultivation, seed improvement, seed propagation and consulting. MH health-related hemp specializes in CBD extraction as nicely as the improvement, production and worldwide advertising and marketing of hemp-primarily based cannabinoids and solutions containing cannabidiol, and is in the approval method for the distribution of health-related cannabis. Kruse supported HempFactory in the 2017 expansion and relocation of its production facilities. The state-of-the-art, solar-powered web site in Borken, Germany, began production at the starting of 2018.