Cannabis Briefs for July 16, 2019July 16, 2019
•Cronos Group has appointed Dr. Todd Abraham as chief innovation officer. Abraham joins from Mondelez International, the Illinois-based multinational behind Cadbury, Nabisco, and others, where he most recently held the dual positions of senior vice president, research and nutrition; and vice president, global research and technology strategy. At Cronos, he will be responsible for cannabinoid research and development with a focus on identifying disruptive technologies. Abraham will report to Cronos CEO Mike Gorenstein.
•Jay-Z has joined Caliva as chief brand strategist. The rapper and business mogul has entered a multi-year deal with the San Jose, California-based company to drive creative direction, outreach efforts, and brand strategy. Caliva acquired plant-beverage company Zola in May, with plans for infused beverages under both brand names.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning. You will also receive the Cannabis edition as part of your subscription.