As Chief Operating Officer, Andre Fernandez is responsible for creating and executing Canopy Growth’s Operational Strategy. Andre’s primary focus is on building a world class globally integrated supply chain that scales and innovates rapidly to deliver comprehensive value to customers and shareholders.
Prior to joining Canopy Growth in early 2016, Andre worked primarily in manufacturing finance and asset management. He was part of the team who implemented the world class manufacturing methodology to transform Chrysler when Fiat and Chrysler merged. He managed the process improvement program to meet aggressive productivity and cost objectives. Andre holds an MBA from the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management and completed an internship with Ontario Power Generation where he helped design processes to optimize program efficiencies for a multibillion-dollar nuclear project. He also holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering from Queen’s University and spent time working as a geotechnical engineer primarily in oil & gas.
Andre also likes to spend time reading, watching football (Manchester United of course) and furthering his sonic palate with new or experimental music. Raised in Antigua, W.I., Andre is also particularly interested in behavioural economics and climate change and firmly believes in cognitive and cultural diversity and sustainable business practices.Leadership Team