Gavin Sathianathan is a recognised advocate for the European cannabis industry. Gavin is the CEO of Alta Flora, a digital health and telemedicine platform focused on novel therapeutics including medical cannabis. Gavin is also co-founder and non-executive director of Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies (OCT), a bio-pharmaceutical business established in conjunction with the University of Oxford.
Gavin has been an advisor to the All Party Parliamentary Group on medical cannabis, regularly works with investors on the evolution of the cannabis market and has advised multiple FTSE 100 CPG companies. He was profiled in the Times of London as “Britain’s Cannabis Capitalist” and named as “marijuana magnate” by The Spectator. Gavin started his career at Bain & Company, spending four years in London before moving to Delhi as part of the founding team of Bain's Indian operation. Gavin then pursued a career in the digital media industry, initially in content creation at Endemol before joining Facebook in Europe as one of the early team to grow the business ahead of the IPO. He was also Managing Director at Tesco, focused on technology, data, and digital media.
Gavin has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, London, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.