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Andre Rancourt , Chairman

André Rancourt is highly experienced in management, start-up, and commercial strategies for human products. He is also a consultant on several commercial strategy committees including FIA and IRZC. He has tremendous practical experience that provided him with expertise in many fields ranging from metals to the complex area of human and animal natural health products.Over the last ten years, he worked as a consultant to re-organize the operations of companies on behalf of several venture capital investment funds. He has an important network of contacts in the human and animal commercial market in multiple countries. He studied at the Séminaire Sherbrooke from 1969 to1971 and subsequently the University of Sherbrooke (Physical Education). He also successfully completed training in Marketing WarFare. He is often asked by investors to act as a consultant/guide to Presidents of companies.

Benoit Chotard , Director

Benoit Chotard is a corporate finance & development executive who has over 20 years of international corporate finance, management and public market expertise. Since 2011, he has been a financial advisor for public and private corporations.

From 2011 to 2017, he acted as partner and, since 2013, managing partner at Capital Force United, a corporate finance advisory corporation that delivers focused advice and transaction expertise. Previously, Mr. Chotard was employed as President & CEO, and Director of Orletto Capital Inc., a company listed on the TSX-V, Vice-president Corporate Development for Pakit Inc., Senior Vice-president Finance Corporate Development and acting as Chief Financial Officer for CANTRONIC Systems (Canada) Inc., Vice-President Chief Financial Officer of Victhom Human Bionics, a medical device company listed on the TSX-V and spent eight years as Head of the Technology Investment Group of National Bank Financial Inc.

Mr. Chotard has been a Member of “Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec” since 1989 and has obtained a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering (1989) and a MBA (1993) from the Université de Sherbrooke.

Bill Cheliak , Director

Dr. Cheliak is CEO of Panag Pharma, a Canadian based bio-tech company focused on the development of novel cannabinoid based formulations for the treatment of pain and inflammation. Dr. Cheliak has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur having helped establish companies in a wide variety of life science fields, including vaccines, human genetics, oncology, neurology and anti-infective drug development and CRO services. He brings extensive deal making experience with the pharmaceutical industry. He currently serves as a Director for Solarvest (SVS). Dr. Cheliak is Vice Chair of the Government of Canada’s Networks Centres Excellence (NCE) Standing Selection Committee and Chair of the NCE Monitoring Committee.

Carl Merton , Director

Mr. Merton has over 20 years of financial and business experience, including 10 years experience as a CFO for public companies involved in the capital markets. Beginning with 12 years combined with Ernst & Young and KPMG, he transitioned from the audit stream into financial advisory work, as a Business Valuator, Forensic Accountant and Corporate Finance functions. After leaving KPMG, Mr. Merton joined Atlas Tube Inc., as Vice-President, Special Projects. After assisting in the sale of Atlas Tube, Mr. Merton became the CFO of Reko International Group Inc. In December 2014, Mr. Merton was elected by shareholders as a member of the inaugural Board of Directors of Aphria Inc. Approximately one year later, Mr. Merton resigned as a member of the Board and joined Aphria as its CFO. In his role as CFO, Mr. Merton is responsible for communication with all stakeholders and is a member of the executive management team responsible for the strategic direction of Aphria, as well as leading all acquisition discussions, budgeting, financing, financial reporting and internal controls. Mr. Merton is a Chartered Professional Accountant, a Chartered Accountant and is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (the "CICBV"). He holds a B.Comm. Hon. in Sports Administration from Laurentian University, and has served as a past Chair of both the CICBV and the International Association of Professional Business Valuators. Mr. Merton is currently a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee of Motor City Community Credit Union.