Dr. Christelle Gedeon
Chief Legal Officer, Aphria
Dr. Christelle Gedeon, Chief Legal Officer has spent her entire career in the life sciences and pharmaceutical industry which has positioned her as a leader in the cannabis industry. Prior to joining Aphria Inc., Dr. Gedeon was a Partner at Fasken, a pre-eminent bay street firm in Toronto, where her practice focused on all aspects of regulated health products such drugs, devices, food, cosmetics and cannabis. She is sought after for her expertise in navigating product approvals and licensing, designing and implementing international clinical trials, facilitating national product launches and overall intellectual property portfolio management. Dr. Gedeon received her LL.B./B.C.L. from McGill University and holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Toronto. She is also a licensed trademark agent and is currently the Chair of the Canadian Association of Professionals in Regulatory Affairs.
Christelle is an integral part of operations and corporate strategy, managing the legal needs of Aphria across 10 countries, including M&A, advertising and promotions, regulatory compliance and corporate governance.