Sx2 VENTURES CO-FOUNDER, CHAIR & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER JAMAICAN MEDICAL CANNABIS CORPORATION (JMCC)
Described by Forbes as the company’s “savvy CEO”, Diane Scott brings over 20 years of global experience in the C-suite of enterprises in global emerging industries to her role of Chair and CEO of JMCC.
JMCC is the premier provider of medicinal cannabis from Jamaica to the world and boasts an international team of executives, scientists, agronomists, quality and other professionals from a variety of highly regulated industries.
Recently named as one of North America’s 2019 top female CEOs in the industry by MJ Business, Diane helms a rapidly growing business with contracted revenues from customers in Canada, Germany, Australia and Brazil, and its continuing international expansion. Under her leadership, JMCC has experienced exceptional growth and is currently on-plan to deliver one million square feet of medical cannabis cultivation in 2019 – of which the already contracted yield take-up is more than 80% of full production.
Diane is a regular speaker on the international stage, having recently participated in the prestigious World Strategic Forum just last week, Australia’s Food and Drug Regulatory Symposium and International Economic Forum of the Americas Toronto event, among many others. Diane was also recently appointed as an Advisor to the Center of Medicinal Cannabis in the United Kingdom, a group working to help shape the U.K.’s new medicinal cannabis regime.
In addition to her JMCC role, Diane is also the co-founder of Sx2 Ventures, an international venture capital firm business based in London, which focuses on innovation and value creation in the human care sector, investing in life sciences, longevity, specialized care and emerging market healthcare solutions. Sx2’s founders share the belief that business and capital must always benefit humanity: hence, every investment by Sx2 has a strong social “give-back” component.
She is also founder and Chair of Panther Payments Group, which provides innovative payment solutions for North America’s leading financial institutions, with two international patents pending in her name. She is seasoned entrepreneur with a reputation for building powerful teams and knocking down barriers in both business and social/community development.
Diane is a public Secretariat appointee to the Board of the Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario, one of Canada’s leading self-regulatory bodies, where she is charged with helping to protect the public interest as a representative of the provincial Ministry of Finance. She is also a Royal Patron of the Royal Museum of Ontario, one of Canada’s largest and most distinguished cultural institutions, and past Chair of the Corporate Program, Royal Patrons Circle.
Diane’s educational accomplishments include completing the Finance program at Harvard Business School, Business Administration & Management at France’s INSEAD graduate school of business CEDEP program, and Strategic Business Management certification from the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto. Earlier, she earned her B.A. from York University.
Basia is a co-founder of Families4Access and a range of creative and cooperative initiatives in Canada, USA, and the UK. Founding Team for the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis. Creative Director for various campaigns and small organisations. Arts & Special Educational Needs Educator. Postgraduate in Integrative Therapeutic Application of the Arts in Education. Basia has a keen interest in functional health and wellbeing and motivated by ethical and meaningful change. As an advocate for access to cannabis for medicinal use post exploring various cultures at different stages through reform, Basia has decided to dedicate her attention to patient advocacy and public education, leading her to most recently being a founding member of both CannPASS and CANNTalks, to tackle these initiatives, respectively