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.

OUR STORY

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.

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About Verdelite

VERDELITE

Eastern Canada distribution hub and home to Souvenir, Emerald’s exclusively Quebecois craft brand.

Emerald’s vertically integrated 88,000 square foot indoor production facility, Verdélite, is located in St. Eustache, Québec and includes 21 highly-controlled-environment grow rooms and 16 processing rooms. The operation is permitted to sell and distribute packaged, branded dried cannabis products directly to provincial/territorial wholesalers and authorized private retailers under provincial/territorial frameworks in Canada. The St. Eustache facility is home to SouvenirTM, a brand exclusive to the Québec recreational cannabis market.

MEET OUR LEADERSHIP

At Emerald, we care about diversity and inclusion in our workplace and believe that perspectives from various backgrounds make our business model and work culture strong. We promote and support our team by recognizing talent and performance and providing equal opportunity.

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GET YOUR MIND & BODY IN SYNC

With our line of wellness products

RIAZ BANDALI

President & Chief Executive Officer

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.

Jenn Hepburn

Chief Financial Officer

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.

Moe Jiwan

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Jiwan is a data driven business leader with over 20 years experience in strategic development , sales and operations management , e-commerce, and developing data and business intelligence solutions. Before joining Emerald, he served in senior leadership positions, including Chief Information Officer and Chief Customer Officer, for established cannabis and healthcare companies, including senior roles at TerrAscend Corp and Shopper’s Drug Mart. With a strong marketing and customer orientation, he has strongly focused on operational excellence and implementing processes to function faster, smarter, and leaner.

Rebecca Wong

Senior Vice President, Quality and Regulatory Affairs

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.