Jakob Ripshtein

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Chief Commercial Officer, Aphria Inc.

Biography

Jakob Ripshtein is the Chief Commercial Officer of Aphria. He was appointed to CCO in May 2018, and is responsible for Aphria’s sales, marketing and commercial strategy.

Ripshtein brings a wealth of experience from his tenure at Diageo North America, the world’s leading premium beverage organization. He started his career as the VP Finance for Diageo Canada and worked in several markets before becoming the President of Diageo Canada. Most recently, he served as the CFO of Diageo North America.

In addition to his career with Diageo, Ripshtein held a variety of roles in finance, sales and strategy in various global companies and has been based in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. In his earlier career Ripshtein oversaw business, sales and tax functions in the Canadian spirits, pharmaceutical and financial sectors. In addition to a CPA and International Tax designation from Schulich School of Business, Ripshtein also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from York University.