WAKEFIELD–Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA / OTCQX: CURLF), a leading international provider of consumer products in cannabis, announced today that Ranjan Kalia (pictured) will join the company as Chief Financial Officer on July 19, 2021. Kalia will succeed Michael Carlotti, who is stepping down from the role of Chief Financial Officer for medical reasons.
Boris Jordan, Executive Chairman of the Board of Curaleaf, said, “On behalf of the Board of Directors and the executive leadership team I want to personally thank Mike for his tremendous commitment and contributions to Curaleaf. During Mike’s tenure as Chief Financial Officer he delivered exceptional financial performance management while ensuring the Company maintained its commitment to a strong balance sheet to help drive our business and meet our goals. Mike played an important role in setting the foundation for our future success; moreover, he’s an exceptional professional and friend. We wish him all the best for a prompt and full recovery.”
Joseph Bayern, Chief Executive Officer of Curaleaf, commented, “I am pleased to welcome Ranjan to the Curaleaf executive leadership team. With over thirty years of experience in executive finance positions at complex multinational companies, Ranjan brings a wealth of expertise which will be instrumental in helping fuel our continued growth. He’s joining us at a very exciting time for our company and I look forward to working with him.”
Ranjan Kalia said, “I am truly honored to be joining the Curaleaf team at this exciting time in the company’s evolution. As Curaleaf has established itself as the global pure play cannabis leader, the company remains in the very early innings of its long-term potential development in this dynamic and fast growing industry. I look forward to partnering with the entire Curaleaf team to continue executing on its track record for financial performance, strong balance sheet and robust engagement with the financial community.”
Since 2008, Kalia served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Virtusa Corp, a global provider of digital strategy, digital engineering and IT services and solutions with more than 25,000 employees globally. At Virtusa, he provided executive leadership to Virtusa’s finance team, encompassing controllership, financial planning and analysis, treasury, tax and internal audit, advising the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors on development of business strategies, capitalization strategies, mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnership identification and long-term financial planning. He brings extensive experience and deep knowledge across corporate tax regulations, U.S. SEC regulations and Sarbanes Oxley compliance requirements to the role.
Before joining Virtusa, Kalia spent 8 years with EMC Corporation. During his tenure he served in various roles including Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer – Asia-Pacific Region. Prior to that, he also held senior financial, controller and audit positions at GE Capital, Pepsi Cola Co., and Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC). He also served as a Board of Director and Audit Committee Member for Polaris Consulting & Services from 2016 to 2018. Kalia holds a Bachelor of Commerce from New Delhi University in India and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Nichols College in Massachusetts.
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