Ash Rajendra has joined Supreme Cannabis as Chief Information Officer where he will focus on ensuring the company is well prepared to execute on its next phase of growth. The company also announced the addition of a new VP, Talent, Valerie Rother to steward the company’s human capital and talent development program.
“We are excited to welcome Mr. Rajendra and Ms. Rother to the Supreme Cannabis team. Both bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to drive the company’s next phase of growth,” said Navdeep Dhaliwal, CEO of Supreme Cannabis. “Coupled with our recreational brand, 7ACRES, and the recent addition of our wellness brand, Blissco and our anticipated acquisition of our global medical brand, Truverra, Supreme Cannabis has evolved as a global leader in premium cannabis brands and products. Our team continues to grow and evolve to meet the demands of this fast-moving industry.”
Most recently, Mr. Rajendra was the CIO at Just Energy, which specializes in electricity, natural gas, solar and green energy around the world and serves approximately two million residential and commercial customers. As a member of Just Energy’s executive management team, Mr. Rajendra was responsible for planning and execution of the company’s global IT strategy. Prior to this Mr. Rajendra served as the CIO for Nordion, the world’s largest producer of medical isotopes.
Ms. Valerie Rother has over 16 years of experience in recruitment, talent management and HR business practices. In her previous role as Director of People and Culture at Wave Financial, Ms. Rother oversaw its Talent Strategy and Acquisition Team in a high-volume, fast-paced environment.
The Board of Directors of Supreme Cannabis in line with best practices in respect of governance and insider participation on boards of directors, has determined to increase the number of independent directors serving on the Board. As a result, the company has accepted the resignation of Mr. John Fowler, who has served as a director of the company since 2014.