DAVID KLEIN – CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
David Klein has served as Canopy Growth’s CEO since 2020 and is responsible for defining and executing the strategy necessary to realize Canopy’s vision of unleashing the power of cannabis to improve lives. Prior to Canopy Growth, David served in a range of executive roles during more than 15 years at Constellation Brands including as Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Executive Management Committee. Committed to the vision and the potential of the cannabis industry since his time at Constellation, David was also integral in Constellation’s investment in Canopy Growth and since the 2017 investment, he has been committed to both growing and developing Canopy and advancing the industry’s fight to undue the harms of prohibition.
David holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from State University of New York at Geneseo and an MBA from State University of New York at Buffalo. He has also served on Canopy’s Board of Directors since November 2018.
Christelle Gedeon – Chief Legal Officer
Prior to joining Canopy Growth, Christelle held senior legal leadership roles including as the Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at Aphria, Inc., as well as 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 management of complex regulatory structures, intellectual property management, corporate governance, government relations, and strategic acquisitions with an enduring view of the potential for the legal function to serve as a strategic guide and partner for the commercial goals of each respective organization.
Dr. Gedeon holds an LL.B/B.C.L. from McGill University, is a member in good standing of the Ontario and Quebec bars, and also a registered trademark agent in addition to holding a Ph.D. in Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Toronto.
Judy Hong – Chief Financial Officer
Judy Hong serves as Canopy Growth’s CFO. Having joined the Company in December 2019 to lead Canopy Growth’s Investor Relations team prior to being named CFO, Ms. Hong’s deep knowledge of the CPG sector has been integral in shaping Canopy Growth’s overall commercial strategy and guiding the Company’s engagement with the financial community.
Ms. Hong’s financial and capital markets experience was built during her over 20 years’ experience at Goldman Sachs & Co. Ms. Hong’s roles at Goldman Sachs & Co included serving as a Managing Director, in the Global Investment Research Division, from 2013 until her departure in 2019. During this time, Ms. Hong covered the Beverage and Tobacco sectors in the Consumer Products and Retail team within Global Investment Research and has been ranked in The Wall Street Journal’s “Best on the Street”. Ms. Hong earned an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a BS in Communications from Cornell University. From September 2014-January 2020, Ms. Hong served as a Treasurer on the Board of Bottomless Closet, a non-profit organization based in NYC.