The team

As at the end of 2020, MediCrops® employed around 20 people at its production site. A dozen of them have academic degrees and many years of experience in the production of pharmaceuticals. The other employees are assistants and helpers. At full capacity, around 100 employees are needed on the ground at the production site.

The MediCrops® team

Ivan Mestrangelo
Chief Executive Officer

Entrepreneur with several years of experience in the establishment and management of companies in the sectors of construction/contracting, catering, raw materials and pharmaceuticals. To translate a vision step by step into reality, develop a business in accordance with his own ideas from the initial ground-breaking onward and allow it to flourish like a plant – that’s the elixir of life upon which Ivan Mestrangelo thrives.

Toby Shillito
Chief Operations Officer

Globally leading expert in commercial cultivation in accordance with the most stringent standards. Toby Shillito has completed a whole range of Master’s degrees in the areas of management, corporate finance & responsibility and strategic business development. He is a recognised expert and prominent lecturer at international conventions.

Goran Maznevski
Chief Technology Officer

Goran Maznevski has many years of management experience in government institutions. He is also the Vice Director of the Chamber of Energy in North Macedonia. In addition to managing the overall production site, he cultivates contacts with local authorities and ministries in Macedonia.

Maria-Luisa Musumeci
Assistant to the Management

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Our Advisory Board

Fabio Oetterli

Fabio Oetterli is an attorney and tax expert with more than 30 years’ experience in executive positions in the financial industry. Among other things, he held the position of Secretary of the Supervisory Board and the Corporate Management of CS Holding as well as the position of Corporate Tax Manager at Julius Bär Group. Owing to his extensive activity in key positions at various banks and expert bodies, he possesses unparalleled interdisciplinary know-how (expertise in business, tax, compliance and operations). His extensive expert knowledge and his experience make him an outstanding consultant and sparring partner.

Thomas Gross

Thomas Gross possesses many years of experience as a consultant, in operational management, as an entrepreneur and in supervisory functions. He has a law degree from the University of Neuchâtel and an MBA from MIT in Boston. After six years at McKinsey, he created the in-house consulting unit of Credit Suisse and subsequently headed their securities processing. Between 2009 and 2013, he was the CEO of SIX Financial Information. In 2013, he became an independent management consultant with a focus on the support of supervisory boards and management teams as well as on critical projects. In tandem with this, he has been active as an entrepreneur since 2015 as the owner of the industrial carpentry Marobag AG and as a shareholder in BINT GmbH, a system integration firm; he also holds mandates as an independent member of supervisory boards.

Prof. Dr. Felix Niggli

Head of the Oncology Department at the children’s hospital in Zurich and well-known oncologist who practices his profession with enormous passion. Felix Niggli has been in retirement since the onset of 2020. He supports the MediCrops® group of companies in research and networking with doctors.