Who Are We?
Established in 2019
Shweed was established in 2019 and has since developed organically into a well-known international B2B intermediary.
Over 10 Years Experience
Our core team has 10+ years of cannabis industry experience, and backgrounds within: international commodity trading, technical business development, controlled environmental agriculture and highly regulated compliance reporting.
Our mission is to support the establishment, growth and development of the legal cannabis industry.
Meet the Team
CEO & Managing Director
Christopher has an Economics degree, and a professional background predominantly within B2B sales. As a graduate, he worked within technical-enterprise-sales specific to Google’s business edition & EMEA partner program. Christopher eventually transitioned into international commodities, working as a marine fuels trader/broker within one of the world’s largest groups. Leveraging experience from international trade within a mature/commoditised environment subjected to global regulation, Christopher became aware of the legal cannabis industry in 2019 and subsequently founded Shweed.
President & Technical Director
Chris completed a degree in Environmental Science/Plant Biology and a Masters in Environmental Biology at the University of Guelph. His graduate research was completed at the Controlled Environmental Systems Research Facility; a global leader in indoor plant production research & technology. He was on the founding team of several novel vertical hydroponic technology companies, and has spent a number of years working within Industrial Hygiene. He has been active within the legal cannabis industry since 2018; having raised capital for a venture in Eastern Europe, supported on technical business development and provided a range technical consulting services.
Louie is an Anti Money Laundering and Financial Crime professional, with over 15 years’ experience. Prior to becoming the Compliance Director of Shweed, Louie worked his way up in the Gambling Industry to become the UK Deputy Money Laundering Officer of one of the largest gaming companies in the world. He went on to hold senior AML and KYC positions in three major banks and as a Manager at Deloitte, deals with the world’s largest investment banks and high net worth clients, consulting on matters of financial crime.