As Canopy Growth’s Chief Legal Officer (CLO), Christelle Gedeon oversees the Legal, Regulatory, and Government Relations organization.
Prior to joining Canopy, Christelle served in a number of senior leadership roles including Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at Aphria, Inc., Partner at Fasken, a leading Canadian law firm, and as the Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary for a deep-sea mining company. Through these roles, she developed extensive experience in the cannabis industry and in the management of complex regulatory structures, intellectual property management, corporate governance, government relations, and strategic acquisitions, all capabilities that are critical to advancing Canopy Growth’s strategy for North American Leadership.
An accomplished commercial lawyer and strategist with more than a decade of experience, Christelle played an instrumental role in the completion of more than 50 mergers, acquisitions, and strategic investments during her tenure. Additionally, she has been named one of Canada’s Law Department Leaders of the Year, included as part of the Legal 500 GC 2020 Powerlist, and named to the 2019 Canadian General Counsel Awards Tomorrow’s Leader.
Christelle received her LL.B/B.C.L. from McGill University and is a member in good standing of both the Ontario and Quebec bars. She is also a registered trademark agent and holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Toronto.Leadership Team