The Marry Jane Leadership Team

Rico Üslük

CEO

Rico Üslük, our CEO, is an accomplished and dynamic commercial leader and entrepreneur.
With extensive expertise in various sectors, including FMCG, Consumer Electronics, and Multichannel environments, Rico's adaptability is a cornerstone of his success. His unwavering commitment to customer-centric strategies and team empowerment has consistently led to the achievement of set targets in his illustrious career.

Before Rico joined Marry Jane AG, he was a co-founder and CEO of Munich’s Whacky Food Company, a superfood start-up that he launched following a combined thirteen years’ experience in senior leadership positions with Logitech and Coca-Cola.

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Afrim Saliu

Founder

My personal commitment in the cannabis industry is to explore, promote, and harness the diverse medical and therapeutic applications of cannabis to enhance people's well-being and develop innovative solutions for health issues.

Dr. Ralf Stanovsky

Chief Financial Officer

Dr. Ralf Stanovsky is a well-rounded global leader and strategic Finance executive with more than 20 years of experience across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Americas. Before joining MJ, he built up and developed the finance strategy for an energy renewable start-up. He started his career at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and had held several senior leadership positions a.o. with Deutsche Lufthansa AG and SIXT SE in the past.

“Serving for Marry Jane as the CFO is a great opportunity to be part of this challenging business. As the market leading company in Europe, Marry Jane will provide an significant contribution in developing the legal Cannabis industry in the upcoming years.”

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Hendrik de Jong

Chief Revenue Officer

With a 20year track record in Consumer Products at Coca-Cola, Haribo and Mars Inc. in commercial executive roles I am keen on working for a purpose driven company while developing people and high quality brands that make a true impact on shoppers and society.

At Marry Jane we are excited to bring the best of Cannabis to a responsible consumption while creating strong value for commercial partners around the globe.

Taylor Carr

Head of Cultivation

I bring over a decade of experience in cannabis cultivation at all scales, with a proven track record of successfully coordinating teams and resources to deliver results. I have had the privilege of guiding projects in Canada, Denmark, Netherlands, and now Switzerland. Gaining valuable insights into global operations and diverse business environments within, while consistently optimizing processes and driving efficiency to achieve organizational goals.

My mission in the cannabis industry is to push the boundaries of cultivation, ensuring that consumers have access to high-quality, sustainable products. I'm driven by the belief that cannabis can enhance people's lives while fostering responsible and ethical practices within the sector.

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Our Vision

"As the CEO of Marry Jane AG, I am deeply passionate about the cannabis industry and firmly believe in its significance in today's world. Over the years, I have witnessed the transformative power of cannabis and its potential to make a profound impact on our society, economy, and well-being.
The cannabis industry is important for several compelling reasons. First and foremost, it addresses the pressing issue of healthcare and wellness. Cannabis has been proven to have therapeutic properties, offering relief to individuals suffering from various medical conditions, including chronic pain, epilepsy, anxiety, and PTSD. It is our duty to provide safe and reliable access to these therapeutic options, improving the quality of life for countless patients.
Furthermore, the cannabis industry has the potential to create jobs and stimulate economic growth. By legalizing and regulating cannabis, we can generate substantial tax revenue, fund essential public services, and provide employment opportunities in cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, and retail sectors."

Our Mission

"Environmental sustainability is another crucial aspect. Our commitment to eco-friendly cultivation and production methods can significantly reduce the environmental impact of the cannabis industry. By embracing sustainable practices, we aim to minimize waste, energy consumption, and water usage, setting a positive example for other industries to follow.
The cannabis sector also champions social justice. Historically, the war on drugs disproportionately affected communities of color. By advocating for and participating in social equity initiatives, we can rectify past injustices, empower marginalized communities, and promote inclusivity within our industry.
Moreover, the cannabis industry fosters innovation and research. As we continue to explore the plant's potential, we unlock new discoveries in medicine, agriculture, and beyond. Our commitment to research and development can lead to breakthroughs that benefit not only the cannabis community but also society as a whole.
Lastly, the cannabis industry encourages responsible adult use. By regulating cannabis, we can ensure product safety, reduce the illicit market's influence, and promote responsible consumption. This approach prioritizes public health and safety while respecting individual freedom and choice.
In conclusion, the cannabis industry's importance cannot be overstated. It touches on healthcare, the economy, the environment, social justice, innovation, and individual liberty. As the CEO of Marry Jane, I am dedicated to advancing these principles and demonstrating that the cannabis industry can be a force for positive change in our world. Together, we can shape a brighter future where cannabis plays a vital role in improving lives and strengthening our communities."