Chuck Rifici

speaker Chuck Rifici

Chairman & CEO, Auxly Cannabis Group Inc.


Chuck Rifici is a pioneer of the North American cannabis industry, having created and managed opportunities that have positively impacted the Canadian landscape. 

Chuck has founded and been involved in the creation of some of Canada’s largest and most successful cannabis efforts. He is best known for having co-founded Canopy Growth Corporation (formerly Tweed Marijuana Inc.).

Today, Chuck is the Founder and CEO of Nesta Holding Co., a private equity firm that creates wide-ranging partnerships and brands within the cannabis industry. He is the CEO of Cannabis Wheaton, an asset management company that invests and supports a wide range of Canadian licensed producers of cannabis. He is also the Chairman of National Access Cannabis, a care centre chain helping patients access the Canadian federal medical cannabis program.

Chuck is a chartered professional accountant (CPA). He obtained his MBA from Queen’s University and holds a BASc in Computer Engineering from the University of Ottawa.