Aurora Cannabis Announces Appointment of New Director

Published: May 16, 2024

Aurora Cannabis Announces Appointment of New Director

Aurora Cannabis Inc., the Canadian based leading global medical cannabis company, announced today the appointment of Rajesh Uttamchandani to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective today.

Mr. Uttamchandani joins the Board with notable expertise in strategy development, innovation, human capital and governance. His impressive career is characterized by executive level roles with leading businesses in emerging technology, FinTech, human capital consulting and global education. Most recently, he was the Chief People Officer for ApplyBoard, an organization recognized as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in Canada. Previous roles include serving as Chief Operating Officer and Chief People Officer at MaRs Discovery District, North America’s largest urban innovation hub committed to advancing companies during their prime periods of growth and Chief Human Resources Officer and Managing Director at Zafin, a Global FinTech supporting modernization of the world’s Tier-1 banks.

“I am very pleased to be welcoming Raj to our Board of Directors. He brings a breadth of knowledge and capability from a variety of sectors and disciplines that will undoubtedly be additive to Aurora and complement the existing strength of our Board. As we pursue our objective to achieve sustainable performance and global leadership in the cannabis market, we will benefit from Raj’s experience in human capital, strategy and innovation – all of which are woven into our strategic priorities – as well as from his past and current directorships,” said Ron Funk, Chairman of Aurora Cannabis.

Mr. Uttamchandani brings to Aurora a wealth of experience as current and past Director for private and public organizations, including LifeSpeak, Ontario Cannabis Stores, Mackenzie Health, and several not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Uttamchandani holds several degrees and professional designations, including a Master of Industrial Relations and Human Resources from University of Toronto; a Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School; and an L.L.M in Employment and Labour, also from Osgoode Hall Law School. He is a holder of the Institute of Corporate Directors Director designation (ICD.D) and is a lawyer called to the Bar of Ontario.

About Aurora Cannabis
Aurora is opening the world to cannabis, serving both the medical and consumer markets across Canada, Europe, Australia and South America. Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Aurora is a pioneer in global cannabis, dedicated to helping people improve their lives. The Company’s adult- use brand portfolio includes Aurora Drift, San Rafael ’71, Daily Special, Tasty’s, Being and Greybeard.  Learn more at and follow us on X and LinkedIn.