Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
A proven finance executive, leader and strategist. He has over twenty years of experience in executive management, real estate development, asset management and financial/ strategic planning. Mr. David and Dr. Zhu are the owners of the global patent applications. Rene is an expert in developing operating and capital plans to improve internal controls and financial best practices.
Rene has launched several successful ventures including Westmana Development Corporation, a leader in real estate development, BluGold Holdings Ltd., and Crimson Opportunities. As a principal at Crimson Opportunities and BluGold Holdings Ltd., Mr. David specializes in the pharmaceutical ingredient, food and beverage market, and commercialization of water rights. He has particular expertise in navigating government licensing, debt and equity financings in public and private markets.
Rene was selected to the “Top-40-Under-40” list by Business In Vancouver. Mr. David has been involved in community housing initiatives and obtained his degree from the University of British Columbia (B. Comm).
Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder
Over the past 20 years, Mr. Zhu has focused on the development of proprietary methods and processes for applications in nutraceuticals, bioceuticals, botanicals and other derivatives from biomass on at an industrial scale.
Mr. Zhu began his career as a professor at the Beijing Research Institute of Chemical Engineering and Metallurgy (“BRICEM”). From 1982 to 2000, he served in various roles from Director to Vice President of Research at BRICEM and was primarily engaged in research and development work focused on extraction, separation, and purification technologies. He has previously led a team of over 1,600 scientists at the BRICEM. He represents his team of engineers and technologists who had successfully built over thirty mass production lines to extract high purity ingredients such as Ginkgo Biloba, Coenzyme Q10, Stevia, Ginseng, and other extracts for use in commercial nutraceuticals, functional foods and cosmetics.
From 2000 to 2004, he assumed the role of Group Vice President for Beijing Agricultural Group Co., Ltd. and the General Manager of its subsidiary company Beijing Yi Wo Biological Engineering Co. Ltd. From 2005 to 2017, he served as the Chairman of several pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and chemical companies based in China.
In 2017, he partnered with Rene David to bring CG Technology to North America. As Chief Technology Officer of Chroma, Mr. Zhu will lead research and development efforts and oversee facility planning and operational procedures for the CDN LP JV Facility.
Frank Zhu obtained a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University in Shenyang, China, and a master’s degree from BRICEM.