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.


Dr. Miguel Jiménez


Nektium’s founder, CEO, owner and president, Dr. Miguel Jiménez, graduated in Biology and completed a PhD in Marine Sciences. Early on in his scientific career he took a special interest in the research of plant based active compounds. Inspired by his entrepreneurial spirit, Nektium has grown under his careful leadership of 20 years to a leading producer and brand owner of quality botanical ingredients.

Thomas Adler


Thomas covers the role as Chief Business Officer at Nektium. Looking back at 30 years of international business experience in the food and dietary supplement industries, he is in charge of all business-related aspects and also manages the strategic marketing of Nektium´s existing products and products in the pipeline.

Bruno Berheide


Bruno Berheide, Director Commercial & Partnerships supervises the commercial activities and manages strategic partnerships on a global level, fostering business and the promotion of Nektium´s ingredients. Bruno formerly managed the Spanish Bank of Algae and is a trained oceanographer and SME´s internationalization expert.

Dr. Julia Wiebe


Our Chief Science Director, Dr. Julia Wiebe energetically leads our new product development strategy and oversees the in-house and external research of our ingredients. She is a trained agricultural engineer and biologist who completed her PhD in molecular biology and immunology.

Beatriz Ercilla


Beatriz has led Nektium’s QA strategy for the past 10 years and ensures that our meticulous processes are compliant with the highest quality standards. She studied chemistry specialized in the field of analytical and organic synthesis and holds a number of Master degrees in the management of operations and quality, prevention of industrial hazards, health and safety and in international cooperation development.

Roberto Jiménez


Roberto Jiménez is an industrial engineer who has 20 years experience in the biotechnology (micro and macro algae intensive production) and renewable energies sector. Since 2012 he serves Nektium as our Engineering Director supervising our production and technical departments.

Iballa Léon


Our Chief Finance Director, Iballa León, has worked with us for the past 11 years. Under her expert guidance Nektium is able to deliver swift and smooth customer administration service. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Administration and Business management and completed a MBA.


  • 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



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


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


We receive our first cGMP certification


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


We receive our first FSSC 22000 certification


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


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