Topic: Cannabis Career and Business Opportunities in Canada
Founder and President, International Medical Cannabis Association (IMCA), NACPT Pharma College and ValidationTech Inc.
Rathi Param is the president/founder of the International Medical Cannabis Association (IMCA), North American College of Pharmaceutical Technology (NACPT) and ValidationTech Inc. Rathi earned her B.Sc. in Chemistry from University Ottawa, MBA in Technology from University of Phoenix and Post Graduate Pharmaceutical QA & QC Certification from SRN Institute. She is an innovative and creative leader with more than fifteen years of hands-on experience in many scientific industries (medical cannabis, medical devices, environmental, food, pharmaceutical and bio-pharmaceutical), complemented with fifteen years of corporate training experience. She possesses extensive expertise and knowledge of Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Formulation, Validation, Technology Transfer, Manufacturing Technology, Process Improvements, Auditing, and Inspection. Currently, Rathi is also taking the role of Quality Assurance Person (QAP) consultant for Green Amber Canada (Cannabis Producer) and consultant roles for many new and existing cannabis companies in Canada. Beside these roles, she also developed the first ever ministry approved Cannabis Diploma programs in Canada.
In addition, Rathi has been assisting medical cannabis companies in regards to the application process to become a Licensed Producer of Cannabis for Medical Purposes through Health Canada. In the past 15+ years, Rathi has held strategic management roles in major Canadian name brand/generic pharmaceutical companies. Validation Scientist at Patheon Inc., Validation Services Manager at Sanofi Pasteur Limited, Toronto., Validation Specialist at CibaVision, Mississauga., Validation Quality Engineer (Consultant) at iPOC, Toronto, QA Director at CMAX Technologies, Validation Director at Canabox Inc., and Quality Assurance Person in charge at Green Amber Canada, Vancouver to name a few. Her interest in helping students, employers and professionals across the world to commence their careers in the cannabis, pharmaceutical and related industries was the motivation to launch the NACPT Pharma College, International Medical Cannabis Association (IMCA) and Validation Tech, to provide hands-on training and create a platform to direct the pathway to successful recruitment by the pharmaceutical, cannabis and related companies.