Ricardo P. Victorio​

CEO and Managing Director

Ricardo Pendón Victorio

Mr Ricardo Pendón is the founding Managing Director of HAPA Medical. Ricardo has been a successful entrepreneur for over 15 years. He has built two companies in the health insurance and public & investor relations sector and has achieved successful exits of these businesses. He has bootstrapped the company since inception and has built a team of individuals and a network of relationships positioning HAPA to take advantage of the medicinal cannabis sector in Europe. Mr Pendón resides in Spain and Germany.
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Michael Sprenger

COO and Executive Director

Michael Sprenger

Michael Sprenger is a co-founder of HAPA Medical. Michael graduated from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, one of the top-5-business schools in Germany, with a Bachelor of Science in International Business. Michael started his career managing hedge funds up to 1.5 billion EUR in assets for institutional investors in absolute return and derivative strategies. Building smaller companies on the side he moved into the start-up industry in Berlin. He worked for the most successful venture builders in Germany (Rocket Internet, HitFox Group) hands-on in early stage start-ups bringing them to speed operationally. He has a strong finance and analytical background especially in the start-up environment. Mr Sprenger resides in Germany.
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Frank Appel

Head of Business Development

Frank Appel

Frank is shareholder of HAPA and heads the sales force. Before his career in business development Frank was a professional hockey player in Canada and Germany. He studied business and marketing in Calgary and Düsseldorf. After his hockey career he build a market-leading system for health insurance and their customers. Since this entrepreneurial success he is very well connected to marketing channels (TV, print, online) in Germany in Europe and brings a vast network of over 20.000 distributors and pharmacies as well as partnering NGOs and ambassadors.
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Jan Renneberg

Manager of Industry Outreach

Jan Renneberg

Mr Renneberg has extensive knowledge in medicinal cannabis cultivation and extraction gathered through roles in Mexico, the USA and Spain. His role includes attending key conferences and trade shows and assisting in the identification of strategic partners in the medicinal cannabis sector. Mr Renneberg resides in Germany.
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Dr. Klaus Häußermann​

Responsible Person
(wholesale & narcotics activities)

Dr. Klaus Häußermann​

Dr Häußermann is the designated “Responsible Person” for the company’s pharmaceutical wholesale and narcotics activities (verantwortliche Person für den Großhandel und BTM-Verantwortlicher in Personalunion) which is a key function for operating the company’s distribution business. He is a former member of the expert committee on narcotics of the German institute BfArM (equivalent of the USA Food & Drug Administration FDA). He has authored several books and studies on cannabis as medicine and provides access to key medical and scientific networks. Dr Häußermann resides in Germany.
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Marina Sternagel

Head of Finance

Marina Sternagel

Ms Sternagel is the Head of Finance of the company. She is a chartered accountant with expertise in international tax law and coordinates and controls all accounting and tax functions for the company. Ms Sternagel resides in Germany.

Burcin Dereli

Senior Director Sales
Pharmaceuticals (EMEA)

Burcin Dereli

Burcin brings over 25 years of hands-on experience in sales, 15 of which he dedicated only into the pharmaceutical market with Mylan, Boehringer Ingelheim and Pfizer. Burcin brings not only his numerous contracts to pharmaceutical and medical businesses but also a lot of expertise in leadership, business development and new money, relationship management as well as key account acquisition. Burcin has excellent know-how about the German and European market of pharmacies and pharmaceutical wholesalers.
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Walter Krispin

Head of Organization Development

Walter Krispin

Walter Krispin is co-founder and managing director of HAPA medical. He has more than twenty years of experience in self-employment and as an entrepreneur. He has a special gift especially in the field of employee management and selection. As an entrepreneur in the field of lighting design and development for large companies he learned to manage large teams. He accompanied the HAPA project from the beginning as MD to ensure the administration of all companies and to support all enterprises. Due to his precision he will be involved in the construction of the clinic structures and will closely accompany the expansion of the new corporate structures.
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Markus Bottenberg

Manager Medical Clinics

Markus Bottenberg

Mr Bottenburg is responsible for the identification and commissioning of a network of specialist medical clinics throughout Germany. This role includes site acquisition, fit-out and ensuring compliance with necessary regulations. Mr Bottenburg resides in Germany.
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