Stevia Nutra Corporation (OTC:BB STNT)– (The Company)
, an Agro-Management company focussed on stevia agronomics, announced today that Dr. Hilary Rodrigues, founder of Sedna Nutraceuticals Inc, has been named CEO.
“A successful entrepreneur in the health food and beverage sector, Dr. Rodrigues’ vast contacts throughout North America, the EU, and Southeast Asia will benefit the Company as it prepares to distribute its high grade stevia products to industry customers,” said Company President, Brian Dicks.
Dr. Rodrigues began his career as a rural dentist in Whitbourne, Newfoundland in 1974. His voluntary service includes being a delegate for the International Red Cross, a member of the Canadian Agri-Foods Marketing Council and Mayor and Deputy Mayor of his Municipality. He launched the Rodrigues Winery in 1993 and served on the Premier’s Committee, “Social Strategic Plan for Newfoundland and Labrador”, in 2002. In 2011, Dr. Rodrigues founded Sedna Nutraceuticals Inc.
Sedna Nutraceuticals Inc., is dedicated to the research and development of nutraceutical products of the highest quality and purity. Nutraceuticals are food or food products that provide health and medicinal benefits, including the prevention and treatment of diseases. Dr. Rodrigues effortlessly combines sound business experience with a passion for healthy living.
“I am confident my experience will strategically benefit the Company’s objective of taking its form of stevia to the global marketplace in order to enhance human health,” said Dr. Rodrigues. “As a firm believer in stevia’s potential to reduce the global epidemic of obesity and diabetes, I bring a large body of knowledge in all aspects of business, health and nutrition.”
Stevia Nutra is an Agro-Management company focused on stevia agronomics which includes plant breeding, proprietary agricultural practices and post-harvest techniques. Stevia Nutra intends to invest heavily in R&D and IP acquisition and manage large-scale plantations for the production of high value stevia products.