Christopher Morris , the founder and first investor in Stevialife Sweeteners is the principal of R.C. Morris & Company Capital Management, a fund manager based in Vancouver, Canada that manages special situations debt funds.
Previously, Christopher was CFO of MetroBridge Networks (TSX-V: MEB) a Vancouver-based wireless broadband company with operations in the United States and Canada.
Before joining MetroBridge, Christopher was the CEO of Transit Television Network based in Orlando, Florida. Prior to Transit Television Network, Chris was Director of Corporate Ventures at Torstar Corporation in Toronto, and before that at Hollinger International in London, responsible for initiating and overseeing all new media investments.
Christopher began his career as an investment banker at Credit Suisse First Boston in London.
Education: Christopher is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, University of Waterloo and holds a PhD from Cambridge University.
Matthew Shaw, an investor in Stevialife Sweeteners Ltd, is a financier with over 25 years experience in traditional and entrepreneurial banking. He has held senior positions for ANZ Banking Group, Moscow Narodny and UBS. He co-founded DEPFA Investment Bank, a specialist EM investment bank formed as a JV with DEPFA Group.
Following a buyout by the majority shareholder, Matthew led the bank as General Manager. And later left mainstream banking to focus on his consultancy and propriety investment business.
Currently based in Canada he is an active angel investor in many start-ups/early stage companies with particular focus on renewable energy and Fintech. Currently he is exploring fintech applications as a means of deploying larger scale capital in off-grid renewable energy projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. He is also currently investing in an agriculture project in Africa
Prior to that he was co-head of Carbon Trade & Finance (a JV carbon fund between Commerzbank/Gazprombank) voted no. 1 carbon fund for 4 years running,a consultant to the Chairman of Gazprombank during which time he advised the Russian government on the opportunities of the Kyoto Protocol.
Education : Matthew holds a BA from Manchester University and an MBA (Finance) from Bradford University.
Jules Green is currently Chief Executive Officer and an Investor in Stevialife Sweeteners Ltd and joint owner with his wife of the Montreal Estate Partnership, a 2,500-acre arable farm and forestry enterprise in Sevenoaks, UK and also manages his personal investments. In addition, he is a member of the advisory board of TLG, an African focused private equity business and a director of the Classic Prop Hire Company.
He held Board Director positions for two companies post 2009: AEI, a large energy business focused in the emerging markets; and, The Good Care Group plc, focused on delivering live in homecare in the UK and he was a member of the London School of Economics Development Committee and is a lifelong honorary president of the LSE Students’ Union.
Prior to 2010, he was a major shareholder and co-founder of Ashmore Plc, a UK listed emerging markets fund Management company.
Jules began his career as a graduate trainee from university for ANZ Grindlays Bank in 1985 and held various management roles and in 1993 set up and had daily responsibility for ANZ Emerging Markets Fund management to 1999, when Ashmore plc was formed.
Education: BSc Management Science 2:1 at the London School of Economics.Associate of the Chartered Bankers-International Diploma