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OrganiGram Holdings Inc (OGI.TO)

OGI.TO on Toronto Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Peter Amirault

59 2018 Independent Chairman of the Board

Gregory Engel

55 2017 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Derrick West

53 2020 Chief Financial Officer

Timothy Emberg

2018 Senior Vice President - Sales and Commercial Operations

Helen Martin

2019 Senior Vice President, Strategic, Legal Affairs Corporate Secretary

Jeffrey Purcell

2017 Senior Vice President - Operations Services

Matthew Rogers

2019 Vice President - Operations

Julie Chamberlain

2020 Vice President of Marketing

Cameron Bishop

2019 Vice President of Public Affairs and Stakeholder Relations

Paolo De Luca

39 2020 Chief Strategy Officer

Dexter John

50 2018 Independent Director

Sherry Porter

64 2018 Independent Director

Amy Schwalm

2019 Vice President of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Peter Amirault

Mr. Peter Amirault serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Amirault has been the President of BML Group Limited in Toronto, a holding company with interests in real estate development and private investments, since 2009. Prior to joining BML Group, Mr. Amirault held varying executive roles including: President of Swiss Chalet North America for the Cara Group of Companies, CEO of Creemore Springs Brewery Ltd, Senior Vice President of Molson Coors Canada, Managing Director of Sleeman Brewing Ltd, along with senior roles at Nestle Canada and The Premium Beer Company of Toronto. Mr. Amirault holds a BBA from Acadia University and an MBA from The Schulich School of Business. Mr. Amirault’s previous board experience and roles at senior management levels bring a wealth of knowledge to the Board and the Company.

Gregory Engel

Mr. Gregory Malcolm Engel serves as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Engel is a senior executive with 30 years of national and international experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, cannabis and consumer packaged goods industries. Mr. Engel has led the creation, development and growth of several companies over the span of his career. An articulate and trusted voice in the burgeoning Canadian cannabis space, Mr. Engel most recently worked with a competitive licensed producer to become the first Canadian exporter of medical cannabis, and to establish several trailblazing industry standards. As leader at Organigram, Mr. Engel is focused on reputational excellence through product quality and safety, expansion of the Company’s Moncton, N.B. facility, and production efficiencies to position the Company as a leader in the Medical and Adult Recreational Cannabis industries. Mr. Engel graduated from the University of Guelph with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Microbiology

Derrick West

Mr. Derrick West CPA serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. West served as Chair of the Audit Committee of Organigram's Board of Directors from December 2017 to February 2020 and also more recently, as a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. West was the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Partners REIT, an open-end real estate investment trust focused on managing a portfolio of retail community centres across Canada from 2014 until December 2019. He previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of Landdrill International, an international mining services Company with operations in Canada, Russia, Mongolia, and Mexico. Additionally, Mr. West served as the Vice-President of Accounting and Administration for Plazacorp Retail Properties Limited (renamed Plaza Retail REIT). Mr. West is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Mount Allison University.

Timothy Emberg

Mr. Timothy Emberg serves as Senior Vice President - Sales and Commercial Operations of the Company. Mr. Emberg, Senior Vice President, Sales and Commercial Operations, is an accomplished, bilingual, senior sales and marketing leader with a proven track record in healthcare, over-the-counter and consumer packaged goods organizations including Roche Canada, Jamieson Laboratories and Frito-Lay Canada. Mr. Emberg also brings an extensive knowledge of the Canadian market access and regulatory environments to the role, which will be an asset moving forward. As Senior Vice President of Sales and Commercial Operations, his role is to lead both recreational and medical cannabis sales while ensuring that the Company is well established and strongly represented nationally. Mr. Emberg will also play a key role in other commercially driven initiatives that will help set the stage for future growth and development of the organization while further enhancing the Company’s position as an industry leader in Canada.

Helen Martin

Ms. Helen Martin serves as Senior Vice President, Strategic, Legal Affairs Corporate Secretary of the Company. Ms. Martin joined the Company as its Vice President Strategic Initiatives and Legal Affairs in November 2018 and was appointed Corporate Secretary in March 2019. She was promoted to Senior Vice President, Strategic and Legal Affairs, in April 2019. Prior to joining Organigram, she was the Chief Operating Officer of Crosswinds Holdings Inc. from November 2014 to October 2018. She was Senior Legal Counsel at AUM Law Professional Corporation where she held various legal roles since 2011. Ms. Martin was employed as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of C.A. Bancorp Inc. from 2009 to 2011 and In-House Counsel at Sentry Select Capital Corp. from 2007 to 2008. Prior to joining Sentry Select, Ms. Martin was a lawyer in the securities group at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP from 2005 to 2007. Ms. Martin is a member of the Law Society of Ontario. She received her law degree from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Victoria.

Jeffrey Purcell

Mr. Jeffrey Purcell serves as Senior Vice President - Operations Services of the Company. As Senior Vice President, Operations, Mr. Purcell brings over 25 years of experience to the role, most recently as Vice President of Operations at Ganong Bros. Limited with responsibilities including implementation of quality systems, safety, and continuous improvement initiatives. While in the role, he was also responsible for a significant facility expansion, essentially creating an entirely new production environment. Prior to Ganong, Mr. Purcell spent over 15 years in progressively senior roles leading operations at McCain Foods.

Matthew Rogers

Mr. Matthew Rogers serves as Vice President - Operations of the Company. Mr. Rogers brings a strong analytical and cost control background into his role from his previous work at Ganong Bros. Limitied as Financial and Operational Analyst advising the Executive Team while reporting to the President & CEO. Mr. Rogers joined OrganiGram as one of the first employees in 2014 and served in various roles such as: Director of Business Analytics & Customer Experience, Director of Operations, Plant Manager, and now VP Operations. His breath of roles has allowed him to work in many functions of the business gathering a well-rounded perspective to add to the Executive Team. His work has been instrumental in both scaling the infrastructure and staff base of OrganiGram while maintaining prudent cost controls while working in exponential growth mode.

Julie Chamberlain

Ms. Julie Chamberlain serves as Vice President of Marketing of the Company. Julie joined the Organigram team in August 2019 as the Senior Director of Brand. Julie is a seasoned manager, marketer and brand leader with over 12 years of international experience at L'Oréal including at its Parisienne head office as well as two years as Senior Brands Strategist at Irving Oil. At L'Oréal Ms. Chamberlain most recently served as General Manager for the NYX Professional Division. Julie has proven experience in building high performing teams in consumer packaged goods (CPG) focused on retail, indirect and e-commerce growth.

Cameron Bishop

Mr. Cameron Bishop serves as Vice President of Public Affairs and Stakeholder Relations of the Company. Mr. Bishop is a seasoned government relations expert with extensive experience working at both executive and senior levels of corporate organizations. Most recently, Mr. Bishop led governmental affairs across all levels of federal, provincial, territorial and municipal government in reform of cannabis laws and regulations at another licensed producer in Canada prior to joining Organigram. In addition, Mr. Bishop oversaw corporate engagement with advocacy groups, key opinion leaders and industry associations in developing policy positions to help create a responsible, socially minded cannabis industry in Canada. Mr. Bishop has served as co-chair of both the Legislation and Regulation Committee of the Canadian Centre of Substance Abuse's National Advisory Council on Rx Drug Misuse and the Coalition for Responsible Cannabis Branding.

Paolo De Luca

Mr. Paolo De Luca CPA serves as Chief Strategy Officer of the Company. Mr. De Luca assumed the role as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer on December 19, 2017. With more than 20 years of diversified financial business experience, Mr. De Luca has held senior financial, investor relations, and accounting leadership roles at companies, including West Face Capital, one of Canada’s leading alternative asset management firms; Meridian LNG; Potash Ridge; C.A. Bancorp; and TD Securities. With this diverse industry and international background, he has extensive experience with both traditional and non-traditional financings and debt offerings as well as M&A activities. Mr. De Luca is a graduate of York University’s Schulich School of Business, is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, and is a CFA Charterholder.

Dexter John

Mr. Dexter John serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Dexter John, LLB, is the President and CEO of Gryphon Advisors Inc. Prior to that, he was the Executive Vice President of D.F. King (Canada) and was responsible for sales across the Canadian enterprise. Mr. John has over 20 years of experience in the capital markets and has spent six years in structured finance where he executed over $4 billion in transactions. He worked at a major Canadian law firm as a Securities Associate, focusing on the public equities market with emphasis on mergers and acquisitions. In addition, Mr. John also has regulatory experience through his tenure at Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, the Ontario Securities Commission and the TSX. Mr. John also holds the ICD.D designation and currently serves on the board of Prosper Gold Corp.

Sherry Porter

Ms. Sherry Porter serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Porter is a seasoned executive with 30 years of experience with a myriad of organizations in Canada. She has held senior corporate roles with Sobeys Inc., Nova Scotia Power, Shoppers Drug Mart and The Caldwell Partners. She also has experience with trade associations in the grocery and retail drug area. She was the founding President & CEO of the Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores, working with the CEO’s of the traditional drug chains, mass merchants and grocery operations in Canada. Ms. Porter chaired the Board of Directors of the Nova Scotia Liquor Company from 2010-2017 and is currently a board member of the Halifax International Airport Authority and Pharmasave Atlantic. She is a board member of Dalhousie University, where she serves as Chair of the Governance, Human Resources and Nomination committee, and she also serves as board member of the QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation and the Symphony Nova Scotia Foundation.

Amy Schwalm