FSD Pharma Strengthens Management Team
TORONTO--BUSINESS WIRE--FSD Pharma Inc. (CSE: HUGE) (OTCQB: FSDDF) (FRA: 0K9) (“FSD Pharma” or the "Company") today announced the appointments of three key executives: Donal Carroll, Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Carroll previously served as interim CFO; Sandra Lottes, Pharm D, Vice President & Head of Clinical Research of FSD Pharma’s BioSciences Division; and Shahzad Shah, Chief Operating Officer of FV Pharma.
“We are very excited to have Mr. Donal Carroll transition into a permanent leadership role and are thrilled to welcome Dr. Sandra Lottes and Mr. Shahzad Shah to the FSD Pharma executive team, as we begin to write the next chapter of FSD Pharma in the new year,” said Raza Bokhari, MD, Executive Co-Chairman and CEO. "Mr. Carroll has been the interim CFO since July 2018 and has a deep understanding of our core business and strategic outlook to transform FSD Pharma into a specialty pharmaceutical R&D company. We couldn't be more fortunate for Donal to accept the role of the full-time CFO, as we prepare to begin trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market soon.
“Dr. Lottes brings to FSD Pharma almost three decades of pharmaceutical, contract research organization, and healthcare industry experience. Her expertise spans the drug development, commercialization and product lifecycle continuum that makes her an important and timely addition to the FSD Pharma Biosciences team as we prepare to launch Phase 1 human safety trials for our lead candidate, PP 101 micro-PEA.
“Mr. Shah has a proven track record of bringing discipline and operational efficiency to organizations. I have worked with Shahzad in the past and I expect his experience to strike the right balance between market realities and investor expectations from FV Pharma, our wholly owned subsidiary focused on cultivating, processing and selling medicinal grade cannabis.”
An experienced business executive, Donal Carroll has 20 years of corporate finance leadership and public company experience, as well as deep expertise in syndicate investing both in equity and debt securities. With a balance of prudent financing practices and business insights, Mr. Carroll has successfully guided companies through expansion and growth.
Carroll was previously with Danaher, Alberto Culver (now Unilever (NYSE:UL) and Cardinal Meats, where he was instrumental in major restructuring activities, mergers and acquisitions and the implementations of new internal controls and ERP systems resulting in significant efficiencies through periods of substantial change and strong company growth. Carroll has been a Director of Bird River Resources Inc., since September 15, 2017. He also serves on the Board of Directors of World-Class Extractions (CSE: PUMP), where he is the Chairman of the Audit Committee.
He holds a CPA-CMA designation as well as a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Dublin.