Tilray® Announces International Advisory Board
Ten internationally-renowned business and government leaders to advise company on global expansion
“We are honored to welcome this impressive group of distinguished
leaders to the
Inaugural members of Tilray’s
Howard Deanis a former Democratic National Committee(DNC) Chairman, presidential candidate, six-term Governor of Vermont, and physician. Gov. Dean is also the founder of Democracy for America, a lecturer at Yale Universityand a strategic consultant for the global law firm Dentons. Michael Steelemade history when he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Marylandin 2003, as the first African American elected to statewide office; and again, with his subsequent chairmanship of the Republican National Committee(RNC). Under Mr. Steele’s leadership the RNC broke fundraising records and led Republicans to win 63 House seats in 2010, the biggest pick-up since 1938. Mr. Steele is an accomplished author and media commentator. The Honourable Lloyd Axworthy P.C., C.C., O.M.,is the chair of the World Refugee Counciland one of Canada’s leading voices on global migration and refugee protection. Throughout his 27-year political career, he served as Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Employment and Immigration, among other postings. Joschka Fischerserved as Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor of the Federal Republicof Germany. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Crisis Groupand a member of the Executive Board of the European Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Fischer also currently serves as Managing Partner of Joschka Fischer & Company, a global strategy firm, where he advises clients on issues relating to Germanyand the European Union. Jaime Gamais the longest-serving Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs. Over a distinguished career in public policy, Mr. Gama served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Home Affairs, Minister of Defense, and Minister of State. He was a member of the Government in 2001 when Portugalapproved its decriminalization and harm reduction drug policy. He was elected Member of Parliament and served as the Speaker of the Parliament. Mr. Gama serves as the chairman of a bank and of a private foundation.
- The Honourable Alexander John Gosse Downer, AC, was the
longest-serving Minister for Foreign Affairs in
Australiain history, holding his position for ten years. He also served has High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. Mr. Downer was a diplomat in the Department of Foreign Affairs, serving in the Australian Missionto the European Union, the Australian Representation to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization( NATO) and at Australian embassies in Belgiumand Luxembourg.
- Rt Hon Sir
Donald McKinnon, ONZ, GCVO, was New Zealand’s longest serving Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade and held the portfolios of Disarmament and Arms Control, Veteran’s Affairs, War Pensions, and Pacific Island Affairs. Mr. McKinnon served as Deputy Prime Minister, Leader of the House and was appointed a member of Her Majesty’s Privy Council. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in initiating and overseeing the ceasefire between Bougainvilleans and the Papua New Guinea Government in 1997.
- María Lorena Gutiérrez Botero served asMinister of
Commerce, Industry and Tourism, as well as Ambassador of
Colombiato Germany, as a member of President Juan Manuel Santos’ government. Ms. Gutiérrez has served as a member of numerous boards of directors of international organizations and universities, such as the European Foundation for Management Development, the Sumaq Alliance, the Latin American Council of Administration Schools, the Business Association for Latin American Studiesand the Quality Corporation of Colombia.
- James O’Brien served two U.S. administrations as Special
Presidential Envoy. Mr. O’Brien has been Senior Advisor to the U.S.
Secretary of State and served as the Principal Deputy Director of
Policy Planning at the
State Department. Mr. O’Brien currently serves as Vice Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group(ASG) and heads up the firm’s practice in Europe.
Lorna Marsdenis a former Canadian Senator from Ontariowho was appointed to the position by former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. She served in the Senatefor eight and a half years, where she was a member of the Standing Committee on National Finance and chairwoman of the Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology. Dr. Marsden also served as President and Vice-Chancellor of York Universityand President and Vice-Chancellor of Wilfrid Laurier Universityin Waterloo, Ontario.
Tilray is a global pioneer in the research, cultivation, production and distribution of cannabis and cannabinoids is currently serving tens of thousands of patients in twelve countries spanning five continents.
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