Former pharmaceutical leader from Grünenthal joins Tilray strengthening the company’s position in Europe
NANAIMO, B.C - Today, Tilray, Inc. (NASDAQ:TLRY), a global pioneer in cannabis production, research, cultivation and distribution, announces the expansion of its global senior leadership team with the appointment of Sascha Mielcarek as Managing Director, Europe.
Sascha Mielcarek comes to Tilray with over 18 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry bringing extensive global commercial sales and marketing expertise in international markets such as the U.S., Europe and Latin America. Sascha most recently was at Grünenthal as Global Head of Gout Business Unit & Alliance Implementation Lead.
“The expansion of our European senior leadership team strengthens Tilray’s ability to enter into new addressable markets and solidify our presence in existing European markets,” says Brendan Kennedy, Tilray CEO. “Sascha brings an unmatched level of expertise from his years of experience in the European and global pharmaceutical industry and we’re very pleased to welcome him to our team.”
Tilray has a pioneering track-record as a company committed to making pharmaceutical-grade medical cannabis products available to patients in-need all over the world. With global operations currently located Australia & New Zealand, Canada, Germany, Latin America, and Portugal, Tilray is well-positioned to expand the availability of its branded cannabis products in other countries as regulations allow. Tilray has already successfully exported within Europe to: Czech Republic, Germany, United Kingdom, Cyprus and Croatia, and outside of Europe to, Argentina, Chile, United States, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
In the new role of Managing Director, Europe, Sascha will provide strategic leadership to Tilray’s existing European team as it pursues new market entries in Europe and continues to strengthen the company’s position in existing markets. Sascha and his team will be working collaboratively with Tilray’s team of experts at the state-of-the-art facility in Cantanhede, Portugal, which will act as the primary hub for the cultivation, processing, research and distribution of branded Tilray products throughout Europe, once fully licensed.
Sascha joins Tilray’s recent global senior leadership hires: Greg Christopher as EVP of Operations, Rita Seguin as EVP of Human Resources, Dara Redler as General Counsel and Charlie Cain as VP of Retail. Tilray looks forward to sharing more information about the expansion of its global leadership team and operations within Europe.