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CAN (NB): Organigram CEO steps away from role

Greg Engel is stepping away from his role as CEO of Organigram effective today, yet he will continue to act as a special advisor to the Board through a transition period. 

Peter Amirault, current Board chairman, has been appointed by the Board to serve as executive chair on an interim basis, to oversee day-to-day management of the Company until a new permanent CEO is appointed. During this period, Geoff Machum, chair of the Board’s Governance and Nominating Committee, will serve as the independent lead director.

“Greg has brought innovative leadership as the Company created new structures around operations and increased capacity to serve the growing marketplace, while ensuring our successful launch into the adult recreational cannabis space and bringing leading innovative new platforms and edible products to the marketplace,” said Mr. Machum. “Greg has also helped guide the Company during a global pandemic and through period of significant change within our sector, one in which he is a recognized leader.We are pleased that he will continue to serve as special advisor to the Board through this period of transition,” stated Machum.

“We are equally pleased that Peter Amirault will be leading Organigram as executive chair, while we begin a search process for a permanent CEO,” said Machum. “Peter has served as chair since 2017 and has deep senior and executive leadership experience in consumer packaged goods ( and during his tenure he has demonstrated strong governance leadership skills and excellent business acumen.”

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