Seedo, an agritech company providing automated growing technologies for home and commercial use, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Mr. Jakob Ripshtein to its Advisory Board. Mr. Ripshtein, former President of Aphria Inc., will guide and advise the Company on a variety of strategic matters.
“We are honored to have Mr. Ripshtein join our mission to provide cutting-edge automated growing products to emerging markets,” said Zohar Levy, CEO of Seedo. “Mr. Ripshtein’s vast industry experience will be a valuable asset to Seedo as we implement our global growth strategy.”
“I am very excited to join the advisory board at Seedo and excited to share my expertise. I strongly believe that the platform is a winning solution for home and commercial use,” said Mr. Ripshtein.
Prior to joining Seedo, Mr. Ripshtein served as President of Aphria and was instrumental in developing Aphria’s business including international expansion through acquisitions and investments, product innovation, and integration of global supply network. Jakob also led the commercial arm of Aphria providing strong strategic leadership and integrated commercial success by delivering on robust marketing plans and business development. Earlier in his career he served as Chief Financial Officer of Diageo North America. In his 10 years with Diageo (LON: DGE), he also served as President of Diageo Canada and held a variety of Finance and Commercial roles in Canada, the United States and England. While serving as President of Diageo Canada, Mr. Ripshtein managed Diageo Canada’s overall operations and resources and its continuous drive to delivering great performance.