James Mather is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 30 years of business experience who also operates as an NED in other businesses developing corporate strategies having extensive knowledge from optimisation to mergers & aquisitions especially in the field of medical cannabis.
James holds the unique honour of being the founder of www.medikingdom.com that pioneered legal medical cannabis cultivation on the African continent awarded the 1st ever medical cannabis operators licence issued by the Lesotho Ministry of Health in 2017.
James further holds the honour of also achieving the 1st ever legal export of medical cannabis flower from Africa to Canada in 2018, recognised ny the INCB as the first legal entity to do so since prohibition.
In Dec 2019 our 400,000 sq.mtr site was formally opened by the RH Lesotho Prime Minister, cabinet ministers, local chiefs & religious leaders that spent the afternoon giving passionate speeches to a global TV audience and over 500 people that attended the event in person. It was indeed an honour to be recognising for the ground breaking work our international team had achieved since 2015 helping them to formally legalise a new and pioneering medical cannabis industry for export we ensured was recognised by the INCB (International Narcotics Control Board).
Most importantly this has now allowed Lesotho to successfully enter the multi billion dollar global cannabis industry that will ensure its future prosperity through vast international investment that’s come since and providing much needed gainful employment to this beautiful but impoverished sovereign nation.
James successfully achieved to gain significant investment from our Australian partners to allow us to build a globally recognised medical cannabis cultivation & manufacturing all designed to meet the stringent EU GAP/GMP standards required to export medical cannabis into the EU.
The Australian funding partnership developed into an agreement to aquire 100% of Medi Kingdom stock via an SPA with Tetramed Ltd, now currently working towards a listing on a prescribed stock exchange, targeting an IPO around Q2-Q3 2020.
James also formed the Medi Kingdom Foundation as a registered charitable organisation to help OVC’s (orphans and vulnerable children) to date his foundation has helped feed over 20,000 vulnerable children and further instigated the donation of over $500K worth of medicines from western pharmaceutical companies to help the most needy in Lesotho.
James has also been approved by the ASX exchange to act as a director of a public listed company.