The Supreme Cannabis Company, Inc. (TSXV:FIRE), is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Chander Batra as the Company’s Chief Information Officer. Mr. Batra will guide the Company’s information efforts and streamline systems among its subsidiaries as Supreme expands and executes its global development initiatives.
Mr. Batra comes to Supreme with more than twenty-seven years of experience in IT transformation, governance and strategy, having held numerous senior leadership positions at industry leaders in the banking, food manufacturing, logistics and supply chain, and pharmaceuticals industries.
Prior to joining Supreme, Mr. Batra was the Global Head of Information Services at Apotex Pharmachem Inc. the fully integrated API division of Apotex, the largest generic pharmaceutical company in Canada. At Apotex Pharmachem, Mr. Batra was responsible for the strategic alignment of business and IT, IS and IT transformation, technology strategy and planning, and global program management for delivering ERP and other enterprise applications. Prior to Apotex, Mr. Batra worked with McCain Foods Ltd. leading their global IT systems development, providing solutions for eCommerce, supply chain optimization, ERP revitalization and business intelligence. Throughout his career, he has worked with various ERPs, security systems, manufacturing and execution systems. He is also well versed with regulatory compliance requirements, having attended many Health Canada, FDA, MHRA and TGA audits.
“Supreme is pleased to announce Mr. Chander Batra as the Company’s Chief Information Officer. Over the course of his career, Mr. Batra has been a leader in IT governance and strategy, and his leadership will be indispensable as we aggressively rollout our domestic and international development strategies,” said John Fowler, CEO of Supreme. “Our Company’s dedication to quality includes the quality of our senior leadership team, and I look forward to working with Mr. Batra as we continue to grow Supreme into a leading cultivator of premium cannabis.”
Mr. Batra holds an Executive MBA from the University of Toronto (Rotman), MSc in Operational Research and BSc in Computer Systems from Delhi University, India.
The Company granted 200,000 stock options (each an “Option”) to Mr. Batra pursuant to the Company’s Amended and Restated Incentive Stock Option Plan (the “Plan”). Each Option has an exercise price of $2.05 and is exercisable into one common share, subject to certain vesting conditions and the terms and conditions of the Plan, and expire on March 5, 2023.
Supreme is a Canadian publicly traded company committed to becoming a leading cultivator and distributor of sun grown cannabis through its wholly-owned subsidiary 7ACRES. 7ACRES is a federally licensed producer of medical cannabis pursuant to the ACMPR operating inside a 342,000 sq. ft. hybrid greenhouse facility. The hybrid greenhouse combines the best technology of indoor production with the efficiencies and sustainability of a greenhouse, in a single large-format production footprint. Please visit www.supreme.ca and www.7acres.com for more information.
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