GET YOUR MIND & BODY IN SYNC
With our line of wellness products
Emerald is committed to creating new consumer experiences with distinct recreational, medical and wellness-oriented cannabis products, with an emphasis on science-based innovation and product excellence.
The fundamental principle guiding our business is to bring joy and relief to everyday people and those living with medical conditions.
Emerald was founded in 2014 by a team of life and agricultural scientists interested in the therapeutic effects of cannabis for people living with medical conditions. After four years of growing medical-grade cannabis for patients, we were excited to apply our experience towards producing first-rate cannabis for the legalized adult-use market in Canada. Our meticulous standards are used at every step of product development, from growing and processing to R&D.
Our team of research scientists are ceaselessly working to develop new product lines that offer faster onset times and other beneficial characteristics, including improved consistency and reproducibility. Further, Emerald is committed to using the best ingredients available to support your health and well-being while enjoying cannabis responsibly.
Eastern Canada distribution hub and home to Souvenir, Emerald’s exclusively Quebecois craft brand.
Our west coast facility was sustainability designed to reduce waste and use natural growing methods.
Emerald’s state-of-the-art 156,000 square foot hybrid greenhouse in Metro-Vancouver was designed with technological advancements and operational efficiencies to reduce environmental impact and incorporate sustainable principles such as recycling water and living soils. The advanced climate control system automatically takes advantage of natural sunlight, reducing high-intensity discharge lighting and energy use. Emerald received organic certification of its made in-house living soil from Pro-Cert, a leading provider of professional third-party organic certification in North America. Plastic consumption and carbon footprint from the transportation of materials is significantly reduced by recycling organic soils.
With our line of wellness products
Mr. Bandali’s expertise in global operations, strategy development, driving innovation, M&A, and investment management has been developed over a 25-year career in the life sciences sector spanning contract clinical and research services, analytical instrumentation, lab services and venture capital.
He holds an Advanced Management Program Degree from Harvard Business School, a Master of Business Administration from McGill University, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of British Columbia. He is an innovative business leader who has built strategic and operating plans that have resulted in rapid growth and significant profitability enhancement. He has managed businesses and operations with a global footprint and has led teams of over 900 people.
Mr. Bandali’s previous experience includes serving as President, Early Phase Clinical Services and Translational Science, Syneos Health; President, Early Stage Development, as well as Chief Innovation Officer, inVentiv Health Clinical; Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, AB Sciex and Molecular Devices (part of Danaher Corporation); Senior Vice President, Strategy, Legal and Corporate Development, MDS Analytical Technologies; and Vice President and General Manager, Global Early Stage Development, MDS Pharma Services. He was also Venture Partner and Vice President at MDS Capital and has served on the boards of private and public companies.
Ms. Hepburn has over a decade of experience in accounting and finance and is an experienced manager of privately and publicly traded manufacturing and mining businesses operating in Canada and the USA. Prior to joining Emerald, Ms. Hepburn was the Director of Finance and Administration at bioLytical Laboratories Inc., a medical diagnostics manufacturer. Before that, she held controller positions at junior gold and silver mining companies Northern Vertex Mining Corp., Kootenay Silver Inc. and Theia Resources Ltd. Ms. Hepburn earned a BBA from Simon Fraser University and her certification from the Certified Management Accountants of British Columbia.
Ms. Wong has over 30 years of quality and regulatory management experience in pharmaceutical and life science companies regulated to Canadian, US, European and international requirements. She has been responsible for establishing quality systems and ensuring regulatory compliance through all phases of product development from GPP, GLP, GCP, GMP for cannabis, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, combination products and biologicals. She was previously Executive Director of Quality Assurance at Novelion Therapeutics (formerly QLT Inc.) and worked for life science companies including MDS Nordion, Cangene Corporation, and Biomira Inc. Ms. Wong earned a B.Sc. (Microbiology) from the University of Alberta.
Mr. Bovenschen has over 16 years of progressive experience in financial management, project and operations management, strategy development and risk management. Before joining Emerald, he was a senior member of the construction joint venture responsible for the Riyadh metro project, a rapid transit system under construction in Saudi Arabia with a US$22B contract value. Mr. Bovenschen previously served in various management roles for Strukton, a leading construction and engineering firm in the Netherlands and earned a Master of Business Administration from Nyenrode Business University and a BBA from NCOI in Utrecht, Netherlands.