PharmaCielo Colombia has announced the appointment of Andres Felipe Botero as Chief Operations Officer (COO).
As PharmaCielo Colombia evolves from the initial founding stage into a mature, large-scale cultivator and international provider of cannabis oils, Mr. Botero will be responsible to manage this transition successfully. As the new COO, Mr. Botero will oversee the company’s operations across the entire production spectrum from cultivation to end-product, ensuring seamless integration and production capacity growth.
David Attard, Chief Executive Officer of PharmaCielo, stated, “The addition of Mr. Botero to PharmaCielo Colombia’s executive team is another step to solidify our position as a premier provider of medicinal oils and extracts to international markets. Mr. Botero’s extensive experience in managing, streamlining and growing production capacity on a global scale will be a great asset to the company and our business partners.”
Mr. Botero brings nearly two decades of experience in domestic and international operations with Philip Morris International, most recently as the Director of Operations for the Andean Cluster, overseeing cultivation, manufacturing, quality assurance, supply chain and distribution. Previously, he spearheaded Philip Morris International’s operations for the launch of its reduced risk product in Colombia. Before returning to Colombia, Mr. Botero also managed the operations of a global product portfolio from the company’s Swiss headquarters and led other projects for the company in Greece. Mr. Botero holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from EAFIT University.
Andres Botero, PharmaCielo Colombia COO, expressed enthusiasm about the appointment. “I am very excited about the opportunity to join PharmaCielo Colombia and lend my expertise in helping to drive the company’s growth forward. As a Colombian, it also gives me great pride to join a company and an industry that have been leading great positive change and making valuable/significant contributions to the country’s economy and social fabric.”
Mr. Botero is assuming the operational responsibilities of Federico Cock-Correa, one of PharmaCielo’s co-founders, who will now act as a director of PharmaCielo Colombia and advisor to the company, maintaining the high-level relationships with government he has developed while also leveraging his over 30 years’ experience and industry network in providing support for the business growth of PharmaCielo Colombia.
“As a co-founder of the company, Federico’s contribution to date has been an essential one, without which we would not have the recognition for global leadership we currently hold,” stated Andres Botero. “I look forward to the opportunity to work with him directly and to his continued contributions in increasing our focus on marketing and sales within Colombia and beyond.”