LONDON, England, July 18, 2022 - PRESS RELEASE - Curaleaf International, a vertically integrated cannabis company in Europe, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Miles Worne as president, effective July 11, 2022. Antonio Costanzo, the company's former CEO, will remain with the company in a consultancy capacity, with his role transitioning to focus on M&A and Regulatory Affairs. Worne's appointment as president is part of the company's long-term strategy to drive growth as the European cannabis market opens up to adult-use, as well to ensure continued expansion in the medical cannabis market. The appointment of a president reflects Curaleaf's commitment to capitalizing on the ever-changing landscape and opportunities within the international cannabis marketplace.
"It has been an honor to have co-founded and served as CEO of Curaleaf International since the company's inception in 2018," Costanzo said. "In that short time, we have built [one of] Europe's largest vertically integrated cannabis compan[ies], culminating in the acquisition by Curaleaf Holdings in 2021. I look forward to working with Miles and the wider team as we take the company forward to its next stage of development and growth. The market is evolving considerably with significant opportunities across Europe, and I look forward to applying my significant regulatory and M&A experience to help drive the company forward as the global industry leader."
Miles Worne has significant experience in building consumer brands and joins Curaleaf International from Glanbia plc, where he was European managing director of Glanbia Performance Nutrition, the global leader in sports nutrition and weight management. During the past four years at Glanbia, Worne grew brands such as Slimfast, Body & Fit, Optimum Nutrition and Amazing Grass across European markets.
"I am delighted to join [one of] Europe's largest vertically integrated cannabis compan[ies], which already has a market-leading medical cannabis offering," Worne said. "I believe Curaleaf International is ideally positioned to leverage the growing European recreational opportunity and will utilize my significant experience of building strong consumer brands in Europe to help take advantage of the growing momentum in the cannabis industry. I look forward to working with my new colleagues at Curaleaf International in this incredibly exciting period for cannabis in Europe."
Matt Darin, CEO of Curaleaf Holdings, Inc., added, "I would like to welcome Miles Worne as President of Curaleaf International. Miles's expertise in building strong household name global consumer brands will be invaluable as the European cannabis opportunity continues to evolve. We are extremely excited by the growing opportunity for cannabis across Europe and beyond, and are bullishly optimistic for the next few years as cultural and government acceptance grows. I would also like to thank Antonio Costanzo for what he has achieved as CEO of Curaleaf International in building [one of] Europe's largest vertically integrated cannabis compan[ies]. Antonio's experience in M&A and regulatory savvy will be invaluable to Curaleaf International as we capitalize on the growing European opportunity."