Hyder A. Khoja, PhD., MSc., BSc.
- Vancouver BC
Dr. Khoja; is a tenacious & gritty leader with a distinguished career, primarily, within the high technology sector with a broad spectrum of expertise in multitude of life sciences. He possess a very strong adaptive abilities in leading diverse regulatory program areas with a solid background combined with functional expertise in general business management both in science and policy domains. He is well-versed public speaker and sits on Scientific & Advisory boards for cutting-edge companies.
Currently, he is serving as a CSO for “Oceanix Biotechnology Corp”, where he is leading the scientific R&D projects of the company with focus on the research, development and commercialization of novel molecules and compounds from algae and other marine species for use in the commercial production of high value pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, minerals and food products.
In his recent past, he successfully led multi-disciplinary teams from (Professionals-Biologists, Engineers, Planners and Scientists). While working with a team of experts; he built a foundation of strong cross-functional skills including Research & Business development. His industrial experience spans from advising, innovating, operating and contributing in developing of research projects.
He received his Ph.D., with honor in "Molecular & Cellular" from a prestigious French institute INP-ENSAT and later earned his post-doctorate training from Michigan State University. He then served as a Research Faculty for Virginia-Tech, University of Wyoming & Texas-Tech University-Health Science Center; respectively where he demonstrated an “Out-of-Box” approach for R&D. In 2010, his algae research work was recognized by the US-DOE (Department of Energy) and published in UN-FAO (United Nation's Food & Agriculture Organization) magazine. His scientific work has been published in over 25 peer-reviewed journals. He also has command over 12 international languages.
LEOFRIC Consultants, Inc., is a global specialist in knowledge processes with a team of experts and professionals worldwide. As a trusted partner, we analyze, improve, and execute information-laden work streams. In doing so, we leverage our proven methodologies and proprietary technologies. We enhance productivity and capabilities to give our clients an edge in the market. We provide multi-time zone, multi-lingual support. Our teams are dedicated to our clients, composed of on-site analysts at client locations and analysts in our scalable global knowledge centers in China, India, the UAE, Canada and USA. Dr. Khoja who is a Founder and CEO has co-invented and designed highly targeted knowledge solutions to address the clients challenges.
Agriculture has revolutionized human life and transformed our planet twice, the Third Revolution is NOW! Looking for a solution in this field, which impacts everyone’s life on a daily basis was the starting point for Agrilution. Producing resource saving and sustainable food at the doorstep of consumers – clean, fresh, nutritious, independent of climate, anytime, anywhere, was a thrilling task to solve and a fitting answer for many problems. The roles of the Scientific and Technical advisory committee are to advise, assist, support, and advocate the technical/occupational needs. Reporting periodically to the Implementation Committee and annually to the Executive Council comprising board of governors of Agrilution. As an advisor my responsibility includes: • Specifications • Validation of content • Assessment of program quality • Unique education/training experiences • Credibility • Assistance in adapting skill standards • Assessment and counsel • Promotion and advocacy
As an honorary writer, my responsibility includes on writing and peer reviewing articles to be published for the very prestigious magazine "The Ismaili Canada" read throughout-North America!
Serving as an Honorary Sr. Foreign Advisor and panel reviewer for M.Phil and Ph.D., students at the Department of Plant Breeding & Genetics of Sindh Agriculture University, Pakistan.
Heading and directing the scientific research & development projects of the Company with focus on the research, development & commercialization of novel molecules and compounds from algae and other marine species for use in the commercial production of high value pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, minerals and food products.
Affinor Growers (AFI) is a diversified agriculture and biotechnology company that is committed to solving the world’s food security problems with proprietary growing and cultivating systems that utilizes minimal land water and energy capable of producing fresh, non-GMO delicious food and organic products such as dark leafy green vegetables; spinach and lettuce with year round regardless of climate or location and without opesticides or dangerous chemicals with near zero water waste. This sophisticated tech-system is very efficient in producing and utilizing minimum space and a quick growth system yielding maximum production per square foot by applying rigorous growing and cultivation using quality control standards for consistent production and replication of data.
As a VP of Research & Innovation, my prime responsibility were to oversee all Research & Development activities, globally for Affinor grower, Inc., both by managing and supervising the Science and Technical department within the company and with its affiliated universities and institutional partners.
LeoFric Consultants, Inc., is a global specialist in knowledge processes with a team of experts and professionals worldwide. As a trusted partner, we analyze, improve, and execute information-laden work streams. In doing so, we leverage our proven methodologies and proprietary technologies. We enhance productivity and capabilities to give our clients an edge in the market.
We provide multi-time zone, multi-lingual support. Our teams are dedicated to our clients, composed of on-site analysts at client locations and analysts in our scalable global knowledge centers in China, India, the UAE, Canada and USA.
Dr. Khoja who is a Founder and CEO of LeoFric Consultants, Inc and has co-invented and designed highly targeted knowledge solutions to address the clients challenges.
• I Co-founded and directed the entire Botanical Drug Research & Development. My primarily focus was to perform the Molecular Breeding & Genetics; using plant based materials to identify novel bioactive constituents within the medicinal plants which interact with certain gene responsible for specific diseases.
• Prepared, applied, and received Health Canada Exemption status to use a Controlled Substance For Scientific Purposes status for the company during my tenure. This was the major accomplishment which led the company "InMed" to move forward in performing Cannabinoid based Research and Development towards their therapeutics.
• Established sustainable relationship with key players and networked for powerful collaboration for Molecular Breeding, Genetics and Strain development for therapeutic use.
Affinor Resources is a diversified publicly traded company on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the symbol ("AFI"). Affinor is focused on mass producing, high quality, in-demand produce and pharmacy grade plants for global distribution. While we are currently working towards becoming a grower of premier Medicinal plants, we are also set to produce other major cash crops such as Romaine Lettuce and Strawberries while we wait for Health Canada licenses and approvals.
As an advisor my responsibility includes: Specifications, Validation of content, Assessment of program quality, Unique education/training experiences, Credibility, Assistance in adapting skill standards, Assessment and counsel, Promotion and advocacy