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Aphria Inc (APHA.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Irwin Simon

60 2018 Independent Chairman of the Board

Jakob Ripshtein

2018 President

Victor Neufeld

64 2018 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Cole Cacciavillani

63 2017 Co-Founder and Vice President - Growing operation, Director

John Cervini

48 2017 Co-Founder and VicePresident-Infrastructure and Technology, Director

Carl Merton

Chief Financial Officer

Brett Marchand

2019 Senior Vice President - Supply Chain

MEGAN Mccrae

Vice President of Marketing

Schlomo Bibas

48 2017 Independent Director

Shawn Dym

38 2017 Independent Director

John Herhalt

61 2018 Independent Director

Thomas Looney

55 Independent Director

Renah Persofsky

59 2017 Independent Director

Michael Serruya

54 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Irwin Simon

Mr. Irwin David Simon is no longer as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Effective March 01, 2019. and he has been appointed as Chairman of the Board, interim Chief Executive Officer, Independent Director of the company, Effective March 01, 2019. Mr. Simon currently serves as a Lead Director at MDC Partners Inc ., a provider of marketing, activation and communications solutions and services. He also serves on the board of directors of Barnes & Noble , was previously an independent non-executive director of Yeo Hiap Seng Limited , a food and beverage company based in Singapore.

Jakob Ripshtein

Mr. Jakob Ripshtein is President of the Company. Prior to joining Aphria, Mr. Ripshtein served as chief financial officer of Diageo North America. In his 10 years with Diageo, he also served as president of Diageo Canada and held a variety of finance and commercial roles in Canada, the United States and England. While serving as president of Diageo Canada, Mr. Ripshtein managed Diageo Canada's overall operations and resources and strove to continually improve Diageo's relationships with its critical stakeholders -- brokers, provincial liquor regulators, and provincial and federal authorities. Prior to Diageo, he oversaw business, sales and tax functions in the Canadian spirits, pharmaceutical and financial sectors.

Victor Neufeld

Mr. Victor Rudolf Neufeld is no longer as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Effective March 01, 2019. He is the former CEO of Jamieson Laboratories (“Jamieson”) Canada’s largest manufacturer and distributor of natural vitamins, minerals, concentrated food supplements, herbs and botanical medicines. Mr. Neufeld brings 15 years of experience as a chartered accountant and partner with Ernst & Young and 21 years as CEO of Jamieson. During his tenure with Jamieson, the company went from $20 million in annual sales to over $250 million and expanded the company’s distribution network to over 40 countries, building Jamieson to a globally recognized brand name. Mr. Neufeld, a native of Leamington, Ontario, earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Western University, Honours degree in business from the University of Windsor and an MBA from the University of Windsor. Mr. Neufeld is also a CPA.

Cole Cacciavillani

Mr. Cole Cacciavillani is no longer as Co-Founder and Vice President - Growing operation, Director of the Company. Effective March 01, 2019. Prior He served as Co-Chairman of the Board, Founder of the company. He is co-founder, is an industrial engineer with 35 years of experience in the agricultural and greenhouse industry. Cole has accumulated expertise of how to best utilize nature’s light and proprietary growing techniques and technologies to create competitive, safe and cost effective products. Mr. Cacciavillani sits on a number of charitable and associative boards including serving as: past Chairman of the Board for Leamington Memorial District Hospital as well as serving on the Hospital’s Foundation Board. Cole was a founding chair of The Ontario Greenhouse Alliance; serves on the board of The Agricultural Institute of Ontario, Police Services Board, F.V. Energy Co-op, and the Leamington Economic Development Committee. Currently he serves as Co-Chair of Fundraising for the Erie Shores Campus Hospice. Mr. Cacciavillani’s dedication to his community has received much recognition, including: the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, which is awarded to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians. Ontario’s greenhouse industry recognized Mr. Cacciavillani’s leadership and vision as the founding Chair of the industry organization with its first service award. Recently, Mr. Cacciavillani was awarded the St. Clair alumni distinction award based on the success he pursued within the community.

John Cervini

Mr. John Cervini is Co-Founder and VicePresident-Infrastructure and Technology, Director of the company. Prior He served as Co-Chairman of the Board, Founder of the company, He is co-founder, comes from fourth generation growers in southwestern Ontario with hydroponic agricultural experience. Together with his father and brother, Mr. Cervini helped established Lakeside Produce, a of North America sales and marketing companies selling fresh produce from Canada to multinational retailers throughout North America. Mr. Cervini has significant experience in greenhouse growing technology and has also overseen greenhouse expansions to California and Mexico. Mr. Cervini’s focus on improved efficiencies, healthier quality and the latest research studies helped him create an industry leading food safety program. Mr. Cervini understands the need and importance of product safety, product traceability and standardized industry procedures. Mr. Cervini is the founding chair of the Ontario Greenhouse Marketing Association remains involved in the industry as part of the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Association

Carl Merton

Mr. Carl A. Merton is Chief Financial Officer of the company. He has over 20 years of financial and business experience, having spent almost 12 years combined with Ernst & Young LLP and KPMG LLP prior to serving as Vice-President, Special Projects at Atlas Tube Canada ULC, Chief Financial Officer of Reko International Group Inc. (TSXV: REK) and Chief Financial Officer of Aphria Inc. Mr. Merton is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant and is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (the “CICBV”). As the Chief Financial Officer of Aphria, Mr. Merton is responsible for leading strategic discussions, acquisitions and divestitures, budgeting, financing, financial reporting and internal controls. Mr. Merton holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce in Sports Administration from Laurentian University. In addition Mr. Merton, is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Motor City Community Credit Union, is the Chair of their Audit Committee, serves as an external member of the Audit Committee of the Greater Windsor & Essex County District School Board and has served as a past Chair of both the CICBV and the International Association of Professional Business Valuators.

Brett Marchand

Mr. Brett D. Marchand is Senior Vice President - Supply Chain of the Company. Mr. Marchand carries a wealth of global experience across a broad base of industry sectors including transportation, oil and gas, dairy and the public sector. He began his career by joining the Canadian Armed Forces (" CAF ") as a Military Transportation Officer serving in bothCanadaandGermany. Upon retirement from the CAF, Mr. Marchand held leadership roles at Manitoulin Transport, The International Group, Maple Leaf Foods, and Lactalis American Group. He brings more than 35 years of strategic supply chain experience to his role at Aphria where he will be responsible for leading supply chain operations including demand forecasting, supply planning and inventory control.

MEGAN Mccrae

Schlomo Bibas

Mr. Schlomo Bibas serves as Independent Director of the company. Mr. Bibas joined Celestica’s executive team, as Senior Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer with the mandate to drive the Digital agenda of the company. Prior to joining Celestica, Mr. Bibas served as Senior Vice President of Global Operations and Chief Information Officer for the Apotex Group of Companies since 2012. In this capacity, he had global accountability for all IT operations, risk management, customer care, innovation, business enablement, legal services, business services, and indirect procurement functions. As Corporate Officer and member of Apotex’ Executive Committee, he was part of the senior leadership team responsible for strategy development, governance, and global execution of the company. Prior to joining Apotex, Mr. Bibas was a Partner at Accenture, where he spent 18 years of his career providing IT and management consulting services to Fortune 500 companies.

Shawn Dym

Mr. Shawn Dym serves Independent Director of the company. Mr. Dym is a managing director at York Plains Investment Corp. a private investment vehicle focused on maximizing absolute returns by investing in a wide array of asset classes, including successful cannabis related investments. He currently serves on the board of advisors for Green Acre Capital, Canada’s first private investment fund focused on the cannabis industry. He has extensive experience managing companies with high growth both at York Plains and as an entrepreneur. He currently serves on the board of directors at Wellpoint Health, Eddy Solutions and Minus Global Holdings. He graduated from York University and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

John Herhalt

Mr. John M. Herhalt is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Herhalt is a FCPA (FCA) and a retired partner from KPMG and has over 39 years of experience providing a wide variety of advisory and audit services to a range of clients. He has worked across several industry sectors including automotive manufacturing, consumer products, infrastructure, power and utilities and the public sector. During his time with KPMG, Mr. Herhalt served as Canada’s national advisory leader, national public sector leader, and KPMG International’s global head of infrastructure, government and health care sectors – providing subject matter advice and support to various KPMG member firms and their clients on a variety of projects in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia. After retiring from KPMG LLP, he has continued to provide management consulting services on a part-time basis and serves as a director on several boards

Thomas Looney

Mr. Tom Looney serves as Independent Director of the company. Mr. Looney recently retired as President of Diageo US Spirits & Canada. In this position, he had full responsibility for the growth and development of the company’s spirits business in the United States & Canada including brands such as Smirnoff, Crown Royal, Baileys, Johnnie Walker, Captain Morgan and Ketel One. He was also a member of Diageo’s North American Executive Team. Prior to his current role, Mr. Looney held the position of President, Diageo Beer Company overseeing US sales, finance, marketing and innovation teams. Prior to that, he was Chief Commercial Officer where he oversaw the pricing strategy, business analytics and commercial marketing functions across spirits, beer and wine for North America. He has also held a variety of roles in finance, customer marketing and strategy roles, including SVP of global business support. Mr. Looney also had responsibility for new business development in North America where his responsibilities included M&A work and route to consumer strategy development.

Renah Persofsky

Ms. Renah Persofsky serves as Independent Director of the company. Ms. Persofsky is a widely-respected entrepreneur, strategist, innovator and change agent with a distinguished track record of success in creating 27 start-up companies. She has a rich history of investing in early stage companies where she helps mentor CEOs in the art of bringing MVP products to market, and growing their business exponentially. She serves as Board Chair for mobile on-demand senior care and child care startup BookJane, advises award winning payment card and platform technology firm Dynamics Inc., and is a board member for retail/QSR automation software specialty firm MeazureUp Inc. She is presently an executive consultant in the Innovation Group at CIBC.

Michael Serruya

Mr. Michael Serruya serves as Independent Director of the company. Mr. Serruya serves as Managing Director of Serruya Private Equity Inc. (“SPE”). Mr. Serruya began his career at age twenty, as one of the co-founders of Yogen Früz®. Mr. Serruya co-founded CoolBrands International Inc., where he served as Chairman and CEO. CoolBrands was a leading consumer packaged goods company, which included brands such as Weight Watchers, Eskimo Pie, Tropicana and Godiva Ice Cream. More recently, Mr. Serruya was Chairman and CEO of Kahala Brands, a multinational Franchisor to global QSR brands including Cold Stone Creamery, Taco Time and Blimpie Subs. Mr. Serruya has also participated on the Boards of Directors of a number of both publicly and privately traded companies including Jamba Juice Inc., The Second Cup LTD., and The ONE Group Hospitality Inc

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