Irwin D. Simon
Irwin D. Simon is Chairman and Chief Executive officer at Tilray, Inc (NASDAQ: TLRY). He is an executive with over 30 years of experience building industry-leading, disruptive consumer packaged goods companies ranging from organic and natural foods, dietary supplements, personal care, and cannabis. Before Tilray, Mr. Simon transformed Aphria Inc. into a profitable global cannabis company with leading market share brands.
Mr. Simon founded The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIN), a leading organic and natural products company, in 1993. As Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman, he led Hain Celestial for more than 27 years and grew the business from scratch to $3.5 billion in net sales with operations in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, providing consumers with A Healthier Way of Life™.
Irwin is also the Executive Chairman of Whole Earth Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: FREE), a global industry-leading platform focused on the “better for you” consumer packaged goods and ingredients space. He is also Lead Director at Stagwell Inc. (NASDAQ: STGW), a digital-first global marketing network that delivers scalable, seamless solutions through a unique combination of culture-moving creativity and leading-edge technology.
Mr. Simon serves on the board of directors at Tulane University and the Board of Trustees at Poly Prep Country Day School. A true entrepreneur, Irwin is also the majority owner of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team, and co-owner of St. John’s Edge of the National Basketball League of Canada. He is also the co-owner of the iconic Lobster Roll Restaurant, also known as “Lunch” in the Hamptons.