SMITHS FALLS, ON, Oct. 10, 2019 /CNW/ - PRESS RELEASE - Canopy Growth Corporation has announced that David Klein has been appointed chair of its Board of Directors, effective immediately.
Klein currently serves as the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Constellation Brands, Inc. He has held numerous executive positions in the finance sector over the past 30 years, with a track record of excellence. Klein specializes in corporate strategy, all aspects of finance and accounting, investor relations, mergers and acquisitions, and information technology. He has served as a director on Canopy Growth's Board since 2018.
"Canopy Growth is honored to welcome this exceptional leader as chair of our Board of Directors," said Mark Zekulin, CEO, Canopy Growth. "David's leadership has been extremely valuable to our Board at this pivotal moment in Canopy Growth's history, and I am confident that he will continue to add value in his new capacity as Board Chair in the years ahead."
"I'm excited to serve as Canopy Growth's new chair of the Board of Directors," said Klein. "There is no company better positioned to win in the emerging global cannabis market. I look forward to continuing to work with Canopy Growth's very talented leadership team to position the company for long-term, industry-leading profitable growth."
Canopy Growth would like to extend sincere thanks to John Bell for his role as interim chair over the past few months. Bell will remain as a director on the Board and will continue to provide the expertise and sound guidance that has been instrumental in the company's success to-date.