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Thursday, Aug 11, 2022
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Canopy Growth appoints new chief legal officer

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Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) (NASDAQ: CGC) has updated its legal team by adding a new chief legal officer who used to hold the same position at Aphria, Inc.

On Tuesday, the cannabis firm announced the appointment of Christelle Gedeon as the new chief legal officer. Gedeon oversaw the reverse takeover of Tilray Brands, Inc. (Nasdaq: TLRY; TSX: TLRY) and was named one of Canada’s law department leaders of the year and listed on the legal 500 GC Powerlist in 2020 and the 2019 Canadian General Counsel Awards Tomorrow’s Leaders.

She has worked as a commercial lawyer and strategist for over a decade including her latest position as the chief legal officer and corporate secretary for The Metals Company. Before this, she served as the chief legal officer and corporate secretary at Aphria.

She brings expertise in complex regulatory structures, intellectual property management, corporate governance, government relations and strategic acquisitions. She has also had a direct role in more than 50 mergers, acquisitions and strategic investments during her time as a partner at the leading Canadian law firm Fasken.

Read more: Canopy appoints new executives, adds 4 roles from Constellation

Read more: Canopy Growth reports $112M in Q4 revenue, down 25% year-over-year

“Christelle is a proven leader in the legal and cannabis industries, and we are excited to have her join Canopy Growth as we continue to build the leading brand-driven cannabis company in North America,” CEO David Klein said.

“As a company, we have set clear priorities including achieving profitability while advancing our competitive positioning through a premium focus in Canada, high-impact CPG brands, and the continued growth of our U.S. THC ecosystem. I am confident that Christelle’s commercial and legal acumen will be key to further bringing our strategy to fruition.”

 

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