ABOUT US

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We are a nutraceutical company located on the island of Gran Canaria, Spain.

Our company was born out of two friends’ shared passion for the phytochemistry and pharmacology of little known botanicals and their applications in health and wellness.

Today we are still defined by this solid foundation of dedicated relationships and our love for nature and research.

MEET OUR TEAM

Miguel Jiménez

Chief Executive Officer

Miguel manages Nektium as founder, owner and president of the company. Early in his scientific career, he took a special interest in the research of plant-based active compounds and its applications. Since 1997, Nektium has grown under his management to a leading producer and brand owner of quality botanical ingredients. Miguel graduated in Biology and completed a PhD in Marine Sciences.

Thomas Adler

Chief Business Officer

Thomas is responsible for all business-related aspects and also manages the strategic marketing of Nektium’s existing products and products in the pipeline. He has a long experience of more than 30 years of international business experience in the food and dietary supplement industries.

Bruno Berheide

Commercial & Partnership Director

Bruno supervises the commercial activities and manages strategic partnerships on a global level, fostering business through the promotion of Nektium’s ingredients. He formerly managed the Spanish Bank of Algae and is a trained oceanographer and SME’s internationalization expert.

Julia Wiebe

Chief Science Officer

Julia leads the new product development and product innovation strategy and oversees the in-house and external research of our ingredients. She is a trained agricultural engineer and biologist with a PhD in molecular biology and immunology. Moreover, she has recently completed an MBA.

Beatriz Ercilla

Quality Assurance Director

Beatriz leads Nektium´s QA strategy, devoting also her endeavors on supply chain management, regulatory affairs and technical support. She is a veteran in the food and nutraceutical industries and holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a number of Master degrees in several disciplines.

Roberto Jiménez

Production Director

Roberto passionately manages the production and operational activities, ensuring that Nektium provides safe and high-quality products. He has vast experience in optimizing processes within the biotechnological sector and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Iballa Léon

Chief Financial Officer

Iballa, who joined Nektium in 2007, is heading finance and administration. She is primarily in charge of optimizing the growth of Nektium. Iballa has a Bachelor’s degree in Administration and Business management and completed an MBA.

Adriana Regidor

Corporate Strategy & Sustainability Director

Adriana is responsible for the successful implementation of Nektium’s strategy, by aligning the team, addressing corporate initiatives, and actively working on the strategic pillar of Sustainability. She is an Engineer specialized in Organization & Management and has a broad experience working in network-driven organizations.

NEKTIUM IN NUMBERS

  • More than 20 years experience
  • 10.000m2 manufacturing facility
  • Processing capacity of up to 20mT raw material per day
  • 350m2 in 3 laboratories
  • In-house R&D laboratory capabilities with 1 medical doctor
  • 50 employees , 42% women

OUR HISTORY

1997

Biotechnologists and friends,
Dr. Miguel Jiménez and Dr. Zakir Ramazanov
founded PoliNat

2007

We go into a strategic alliance with PLT Health Solutions in the USA and launch our first branded ingredient, Xanthigen®

2009

We receive our first cGMP certification

2013

We launch our popular Rhodiolife® branded ingredient. We are global leaders in the production of Rhodiola rosea since 1998

2013

We receive our first FSSC 22000 certification

2017

We change our name from PoliNat to Nektium, expand our R&D department and move into our new state of the art production facility

2018

We launch Zynamite®, our caffeine replacement innovation. Zynamite® is chosen as the winner of the best sports nutrition ingredient at the Nutraingredients Awards