Cam Battley

Cam Battley, Aurora Cannabis’ chief corporate officer, sat down for an interview at Business Insider’s Manhattan headquarters following Aurora’s earnings on Wednesday.
Battley revealed what Aurora’s unique relationship with famed billionaire Nelson Peltz brings to the table, why they’re not rushing into any partnerships with CPG companies, and why they’re not bullish on cannabis-infused beverages.

Cam Battley is a busy man.

Coming off of Aurora Cannabis’s quarterly earnings call on Wednesday, the CEO’s destinations over the next two weeks include a trip to London for a cannabis conference, a pitstop in Toronto, where he lives with his family, a trip to Edmonton for a series of meetings at Aurora’s headquarters, and then it’s off to an “undisclosed” location in South America where he’s set to meet with government officials about opening up new cannabis production facilities.

Such is the life of a cannabis exec in 2019, said Battley.

As Aurora’s chief corporate officer and one of the most public faces of the Canadian cannabis behemoth, Battley sat down for an interview in Business Insider’s Manhattan offices on Wednesday afternoon.

He shed light on the company’s recent strategic partnership with famed investor Nelson Peltz, why Aurora isn’t bullish on cannabis beverages, and whether or not the company would pursue big acquisitions in the US in the near future.

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The unique arrangement with Peltz — a hedge fund legend who’s worth a cool $1.6 billion — came about over a dinner in New York City.

“I think he was really just curious at first,” said Battley. “He was interested in this new business that’s being born before our eyes.”

After both parties hit it off over a dinner in …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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