Ben joined the Canopy Growth family in late 2017, tasked with establishing Canopy Growths international medical brand, Spectrum Cannabis, Asia Pacific headquarters (APAC HQ) located in Victoria, Australia.
Spectrum Cannabis APAC HQ will focus on domestic cultivation and production of high quality medical cannabis while serving as a distribution hub for APAC as other jurisdictions within the region establish legal, regulated medical cannabis regimes. It will also operate as the APAC Research and Development Center for the company, supporting the ongoing research collaboration between Spectrum Cannabis Australia and Agriculture Victoria on innovations in medical cannabis cultivation and production.
Gained from his 18 years in the technology space, Ben brings with him a wealth of experience opening and developing emerging markets, during which time Ben was responsible for establishing new markets across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), South East Asia and Australia. Most recently Ben was the Regional Managing Director for Research in Motion (BlackBerry) based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia overseeing the Indochina region, before returning to Australia with his family in early 2015, which he spent time with both Optus and SAP.
Having lived and worked internationally, Ben understands the many challenges corporations face in the complex global business environment. Ben thrives upon the challenges that come with establishing a new industry or business and brings forward a unique and authentic approach to delivering results and overcoming obstacles.