European hemp pioneer Daniel Kruse has been elected President of the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA). A 26-year veteran of the sector, he is founder and CEO of Hempro International GmbH & Co. KG and HempConsult GmbH, two of Europe’s top hemp organizations.
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Kruse, elected throughout the 27th Basic 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 modifications 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, Basic 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-individual 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 considering that 2013
Kruse has been an EIHA director considering that 2013, and has lengthy served industrial hemp stakeholders ahead of the European Union and German governments, exactly where his operate has helped advance the legal and regulatory framework for the sector.
In 2014, Kruse founded HempConsult to respond to the developing need to have for suggestions particularly for the hemp sector. HempConsult tracks sector trends and developments in the international hemp markets, carries out industry investigation, and serves as an advisor to entrepreneurs, commence-ups, investors and other sector 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 healthcare 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 healthcare hemp specializes in CBD extraction as effectively as the improvement, production and international advertising of hemp-primarily based cannabinoids and merchandise containing cannabidiol, and is in the approval procedure for the distribution of healthcare cannabis. Kruse supported HempFactory in the 2017 expansion and relocation of its production facilities. The state-of-the-art, solar-powered web page in Borken, Germany, began production at the starting of 2018.