Alvaro Torres

Alvaro Torres

Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Torres is the founder, CEO and Director of Khiron. He has almost two decades of experience in the Latin American market, including infrastructure projects and project finance, management strategy, team development, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Torres was previously head of business development for SNC-Lavalin, Colombia, and was instrumental in growing the company from two people to more than 2,000 people in Colombia over the course of three years. Mr. Torres has overseen the development of projects totaling over $1 billion in capital expenditure, including the development and construction of Colombia’s tallest skyscraper. Mr. Torres holds a Bachelor of Engineering and a Master of Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Georgetown University.

Swapan Kakumanu

Swapan Kakumanu

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Kakumanu has more than 25 years of senior finance and operations experience and has served at the senior executive management levels, both in public and private companies, in high growth technology, manufacturing, blockchain, medical device, and oil field services industries. He has held senior roles as President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Controller, Company Secretary, and Board Member for public and private companies.

Franziska Katterbach

Franziska Katterbach

President, Europe

Franziska Katterbach is an accomplished business executive and legal expert (zugelassene Rechtsanwältin) who brings extensive experience working within Europe's emerging cannabis industry. After completing her legal studies at Universität Leipzig and Landgericht Darmstadt, Franziska joined corporate law firm Dentons, where she was involved high-profile deals in the cannabis sector across multiple jurisdictions. Franziska later served as Director of Legal for Canopy's European operations, prior to joining Khiron.