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Nathalie Batten

Motivated by business transformation, Nathalie’s specialty is identifying and optimizing systematic opportunities of areas of rapid growth or underperforming assets, while delivering sustainable, profitable growth.

She is the Vice President of Operations at Organigram, their 500,000 square feet facility that produces and packages high-quality, indoor-grown cannabis for patients and adult recreational consumers in Canada and the international market. Prior to Organigram, Nathalie has recently held senior-level positions including Director, Fleet Sales and Operations as well as Director, Blending and Packaging at Irving Oil, an international refining and marketing company which operates Canada’s largest refinery along with more than 900 fuelling locations. There, Nathalie built high-performance teams and led the development and execution of strategic business plans.

Prior to Irving Oil, Nathalie held various roles in business development and strategy at Keyera Corporation which operates one of the largest independent midstream energy companies in Canada and at Tenaris, a leading manufacturer of pipes and related services for the world’s energy industry.

She is also an Executive Coach and founder of Infinite Impact, a consulting and coaching firm focused on Operational, Commercial, and People Excellence to help small & med size business grow.

Nathalie is a Professional Industrial Engineer and has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University.


Organigram started out as a medical cannabis company back in 2013. Now the company produces high-quality cannabis for both medical and recreational use. They are a large provider of cannabis in Canada and aim to grow their global footprint in this industry.