Joel Labi, Media Strategist
Joel Labi a seasoned Media Strategist who brings more than a decade of
communications experience to Ocean Grown Ventures.
His career began in 2006, at the age of 18, securing an on-air role with Australia’s largest
radio station, 2GB. Within three years, he was promoted to lead news anchor, working
alongside the country’s most prominent broadcasters and reporting live from major events
including the London 2012 Olympics, the Israel/Gaza border and numerous Australian
In 2014, Joel became the station’s US Correspondent based in New York – and a year later,
would join CNN International in Atlanta as both a news producer and on air talent, which
eventually saw a relocation to Hong Kong.
In 2017, Joel departed CNN – beginning work as a Media Consultant for Redfield Asset
Management & Advisory. As the company’s Global Head of Communications, he has used his wealth of media experience and contacts to devise and execute tailored strategies for Redfield’s portfolio companies, including Californian cannabis company ManifestSeven (formerly MJIC). Joel has been integral in reshaping M7’s corporate profile, from investment fund to distributor, and has been a key decision maker in guiding it towards a public offering in Canada.
Joel has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications (Journalism) from the University of Technology, Sydney