Basem Hanna has extensive managerial and operational experience in both the cannabis and real estate sectors. As co-founder and former CEO of TerrAscend Corp., Basem was the operational lead for the company from inception in January 2014 through to the successful completion of a $52.5M, non-brokered, private placement with JW Asset Management and Canopy Growth Corporation (WEED.TO). During his tenure, Basem oversaw all aspects of the business including licensing, capital markets, construction and staffing. Basem resigned his position as CEO in January 2018 but remains on the Board of Directors of TerrAscend.
Mr. Hanna also has over 10 years of experience in the real estate sector where he has held positions with First Capital Realty (FCR.TO), The Rose Corporation and Almega Capital (a company he founded). Over his career, Basem has been intimately involved in the acquisition, development and disposition of over $1 Billion in real estate assets throughout North America.
He earned his HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business in 2007.