Tilray (NASDAQ:TLRY) has formed an international advisory board to offer guidance to its executive team and board of directors.
The first members of the cannabis company’s new circle of advisers include:
- Howard Dean, former US presidential candidate, six-term governor of Vermont, physician and former Democratic National Committee chairman
- Michael Steele, the former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland
- Lloyd Axworthy, the chair of the World Refugee Council
- Jaime Gama, Portugal’s former Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Alexander John Gosse Downer, Australia’s former Minister for Foreign Affairs
- Donald McKinnon, New Zealand’s former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
- Maria Lorena Gutierrez Botero, Colombia’s former ambassador to Germany who also served as the country’s Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism
- James O’Brien, a former senior advisor to the US Secretary of State and vice-chair of Albright Stonebridge Group
- Lorna Marsden, a former Canadian Senator from Ontario
Tilray, which focuses on medical cannabis research, cultivation and distribution, is headquartered in Nanaimo, British Columbia.
The company's shares traded up 1.8% to hit $86 in US trading before the opening bell on Thursday.