Leadership Team

Leadership team

Zubin Kothawala

chief executive officer

Zubin oversaw the delivery of over 1 Billion in IT projects in Afghanistan, Iraq, Africa and Myanmar including USAID, FEMA, SOCOM, British SF and NATO SF DND Canada. Zubin has spent many years delivering satellite communications for numerous Aid agencies and NGO’s. Currently, Zubin is building an AI based medical supply delivery drone program as part of his aid initiative for remote, resource scarce communities to safely deliver COVD-19 therapeutics.

Chris Galliano

Chief Technical Officer

Chris is the CTO of Skymount Medical Group. He combines invention and social ethics with technical analytical thinking, communication, and teamwork. Chris is the former Executive Officer of Space and Naval Warfare Systems and has 20 years of experience in architecting complex enterprise systems including the NATO ITM enterprise cloud and the United States Navy’s first Enterprise Data Center within the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI). He is a Veteran of the United States Navy and has served through Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Unified Assistance where he was awarded the Humanitarian Medal for his works in Indonesia and Sri Lanka.

Dr. Kishor Wasan

R.Ph., Ph.D.,FAAPS, FCAHS, FCSPS -Chief Medical and Scientific Officer

Dr. Wasan has published over 240 peer-reviewed articles and 280 abstracts in the area of lipid-based drug delivery and lipoprotein-drug interactions. He has won many prestigious awards and is a fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Most recently, Dr. Wasan served as the Dean of the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan from August 2014 to June 2019. Dr. Wasan is currently an Adjunct Professor and Distinguished University Scholar in the Department of Urologic Sciences, Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He is the co-founder of the Neglected Global Diseases Initiative at UBC. Dr. Wasan led the research team at the Wasan lab at the University of British Columbia in the development of an oral formulation of amphotericin B which has successfully completed phase I human clinical trials. He will head the pharmacology program at Skymount Medical.

Renny Klinot

Chief Operations Officer

Renny has over 20 years of experience in the areas of corporate finance, legal and strategic business affairs. As CEO and Principal of Capex Ltd., Renny has completed extensive M&A projects across Western Canada, with a significant number of complex transactions. As a senior partner in Skymount Global, he assembled the Canadian Skymount Medical team and infrastructure.

Dr. Peter Hnik

MD, MHSc-Medical Officer and Clinical Trial Director

Since 1999, Dr. Hnik has designed and directed clinical trials in AMD and diabetic retinopathy. Since 2006, he has provided clinical guidance to multiple biotech and pharma companies, as well as financial institutions. He has authored numerous ocular publications and presentations at international forums. Dr. Hnik is a member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the European Society of Retina Specialists (EURETINA), the Drug Information Association (DIA), and the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS). Dr. Hnik has served as a Clinical researcher and surgeon at the Eye Clinic of the Charles University Hospital where he was involved, among others, in treatment of glaucoma, ocular inflammation, diseases of retina and neuro-ophthalmology. He later joined the Eye Clinic of the University of British Columbia as part of the glaucoma research group.

Christine Hrudka

BSP, ICD –Vice President of Operations

Christine is the owner of several pharmacies in Saskatchewan and currently sits as Chair of the Canadian Pharmacists Association. Christine also sits as Chair of the Board of Aither Ingredient Corporation. She is a board member of Pharmapod and is a board member of publicly traded company SEB. Christine also works with Women Entrepreneurs to help and mentor women in business.

George Furneaux

Director of Operations

George is a Pharmacist and President of the Saskatchewan Pharmacy Association and Past President of the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy. He has been a Business Operator for the last 28 years and Chair of Western Canada Shoppers Drug Mart Operators and Peers Group, Chair of the Economics Committee for the Saskatchewan Pharmacy Association, and Past Senator for the University of Regina.

Richard J.C. Grant

J.D.BA –Chief Legal Officer

Richard has over 35 years of legal, business and management experience in the energy and resources sectors worldwide. His experience has been gained at large international law firms, multi-national oil companies, a big four accounting firm and private and public junior energy companies.

Peter Teunissen

Chief Financial Officer

Peter is an entrepreneurial and results driven Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) with 15+ years of progressive experience in accounting, finance & operations management. Peter has held CFO, VP Finance & Financial Controller roles in construction and Oil & Gas services businesses and has worked with a wide variety of small businesses throughout Canada.