About

Supply pharmaceutical grade medicinal cannabis products to help improve the lives of patients.

Greenlab is a New Zealand based Biotechnology company built on a mission to be an international player in cannabinoids-based medicine within the biopharmaceutical industry. Greenlab founders are New Zealanders with a significant experience in the medicinal agriculture industry. Greenlab’s principal goal is to fast track research, create intellectual property, and supply GMP grade pharmaceutical products for the emergent medicinal cannabis markets in New Zealand, Australasia and North America.

Greenlab has a unique competitive advantage with a highly talented and experienced scientific team with access to world class research facility and unique germplasm that will generate product development faster than our competitors.

Greenlab is based at Lincoln University, having a proud 140-year history of growing New Zealand’s knowledge, wealth and productivity.

Our Team

Built of talented scientists, medical doctors and business professionals having relevant industry experience and skills.

Kevin Edgar

Chief Executive Officer

Rupinder Brar

Director, Fund Generation
& Wealth Management

Dr Parmjit Randhawa

Director, Research
& Commercialisation

Dr Rupinder Brar

Director, Cultivation & Resource Recovery

Kevin Edgar is an entrepreneur and has a passion for starting and growing companies, very well demonstrated in his 35 years history of thought leadership. Kevin has expertise in business development and management, regulatory requirements, financial control and management, human resources management, operations and logistics. He is a savvy negotiator known for strong business development and relationship building skills.

Kevin’s innate ability to build a high performance teams, including his strategically selected management staff has served as a growth catalyst for businesses and infused productive energy into the workplace. Kevin is an accomplished communicator skilled in building and strengthening relationships with suppliers, service providers, customers and stakeholders.

Mr Brar is a ‘blue sky’ enterprising entrepreneur. A qualified engineer with a Masters Degree in Information Technology from La Trobe University, Australia, Mr Brar undertook his first business opportunity in 2009 when he acquired Barkly International College, Mr Brar later branched out into real estate sector. He initially dealt with established properties, but soon realised that the real challenge and growth potential was in undertaking turn-key projects.

By 2021, Mr Brar anticipates his real estate empire will have multimillion dollar turnover. Mr Brar is willing to take on new challenges and is aware of recent Australian and New Zealand law changes that allow legal research into medicinal cannabis. His interest and curiosity in the plant has led him to organise a sponsored Pharmout Australia medical cannabis training course for our team. Mr Brar is keen to fund the research proposed by Greenlab.

Dr Randhawa was recently a Research and Production Agronomist in a leading Australian medical cannabis company. He is a passionate researcher and has guided a talented team to be a world leader in medicinal cannabis research and cultivation.

Dr Randhawa holds a PhD in Soil Science from Lincoln University, New Zealand. He has over 20 years of experience in India, Australia and New Zealand’s agricultural research, food and horticultural industries. During this time, Dr Randhawa has carried out commercial research on pasture, cereals and vegetable crops under existing or altered agronomic management practices.

The work also involved controlled environments to field scale research leading to the development of patented novel products. The quality of his research has been demonstrated by product commercialisation and publications in international journals.

Dr Brar is a Certified Environmental Practitioner with over 12 years of experience in liquid and solid hazardous waste management. He holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering & Biotechnology from Lincoln University, New Zealand.

Dr Brar has a unique blend of technical expertise coupled with hands on practical skills in the fields of hazardous waste management, contaminated site remediation, wastewater treatment and environmental management. He has several exciting research proposals to add value to cannabis waste and is currently investigating means to dispose of cannabis waste other than incineration.

Dr Brar brings unique experience to Greenlab coupling both technical knowledge and business and financial management skills.

Dr Gurmit Gill

Director, Medical Affairs

Dr Robert E. Henriod

Consultant, Applied Horticultural
Scientist (Medicinal Cannabis)

Dr Gal Wong

Consultant (Medical Affairs)

Dr Neha Dhiman

Consultant( Medical Affairs, India)

Dr Gill is the co-founder and Vice President R&D of Akaal Pharma based at La Trobe University, Australia. Dr Gill has more than 18 years’ experience as a medicinal chemist developing novel therapeutics across multiple indications.

Dr Gill currently leads the R&D activity at Akaal, he has been fundamental in developing and progressing the pipeline from early stage discovery lead candidates to clinical programs. He played a key in successfully developing novel IP and securing funds from international investors for Akaal Pharma.

Prior to starting up Akaal, Dr Gill was a post- doctoral fellow at the University of Otago, New Zealand where he worked on synthesizing new immune modulators.

Dr Gill started his career in medicinal chemistry at Crystal Genomics Inc. and later worked on various drug discovery projects at Iliad Chemicals and Bionomics Ltd.

He has experience in early stage drug discovery projects and developing to clinical various lead candidates within cancer, immune mediated and central nervous system diseases. Dr Gill is author and inventor of over 25 patents/applications.

Dr Henriod was recently a Medicinal Cannabis crop specialist and Project Leader with the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) at the New South Wales State Government, Australia.

Dr Henriod holds a PhD in Plant Biology from Massey University, and has over 20 years’ experience in the horticultural sector. Past professional working experiences have been in affiliation with Australian State and Federal governments, the USA Federal Government, NASA and with Australian and New Zealand academic and private horticultural institutions.

Specifically, Dr Henriod has extensive experience in establishing and managing domestic and international horticultural projects with world-wide project partners delivering tangible solutions for industry participants along commercial supply chains. His research programs have delivered improvements in the quality, consistency and yield attributes of numerous commercial crops.

Dr Henriod has published extensively in the scientific literature.

Dr. Wong is one of Australia's most experienced prescribers of medicinal cannabis, and has been treating patients in this field since 2018. He has extensive knowledge of the complex clinical regulatory issues unique to Australia, and leads training of doctors and clinical staff in the overall management of cannabis treatment.