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Íbero Botanica is a joint venture between two experienced and aligned companies, JPD Capital and the Verdex Group, both companies joined forces and created Íbero Botanica.

Íbero Botanica is at the forefront of developing the highest quality medicinal hemp and cannabis to serve the European market. Our leadership team combine diverse experiences ranging from tactical investment acquisitions, financial intermediary and advanced cannabis cultivation and business to business sales within the pharmaceutical and wholesale industry.

JP Doran
CEO & Founder
Timothy Ambrose
Co-Founder & COO
Adam Dignan
Founder & CEO Verdex Group
Chris Alturban
Master Grower Verdex Group
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JP Doran

CEO & Founder

Jon-Paul was born in Zimbabwe and has founded a successful rapidly scaling medicinal cannabis cultivation operation in that region. Jon-Paul then created JPD Capital a private equity medicinal cannabis investment fund. Taking his experience with scaling a cultivation operation in Africa to Europe through his strong connections in the region has enabled JPD Capital to build a portfolio of vertically integrated companies that represent diverse aspects of the medical cannabis value and supply chain. Jon-Paul started his career at Citigroup before moving into the Private Equity industry working in the Far East and the Middle East.

Timothy Ambrose

Co-Founder & COO
An experienced executive, Tim has built and led high-performing commercial operations and digital operations throughout his career. Tim started his professional career at McKinsey before holding executive roles at DMGT, Trinity Mirror PLC and, more recently, Local Word Ltd where he was part of the team that completed a £220 million sale of the business to Trinity Mirror in October 2016.

Adam Dignan

Founder & CEO Verdex Group
Adam has lived in Spain for the last 5 years, he founded and developed Verdex Group in 2018 after recognising the potential in the cannabis industry. Since its inception in 2018, Adam has worked hard to expand and develop multiple Hemp/CBD cultivations across Andalucía. Verdex has since become one of the biggest hemp producers in Spain, developing relationships and contracts throughout the emerging European cannabis industry.

Chris Alturban

Master Grower Verdex Group

With over 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical-grade medicinal cannabis cultivation, Chris has acquired a wealth of skill and knowledge. His last role was working as the Master Grower at NYSK Holdings – a pharmaceutical company implementing cutting-edge technology and well-established scientific methods to develop safe and effective products.

His experience in GMP/GACP certified products consisted of ensuring standards are met whilst mentoring a large team of cultivators. Chris designed and planned the production element of the company in collaboration with engineers to build a state-of-the-art facility. He joined Verdex Group as Master Grower and will be responsible for the cultivation strategy and infrastructure design within the Íbero Botanica cultivation site that will produce effective CBD & THC derived medicines.