Chief Strategy Officer, Dragonfly Wellness
Narith Panh is chief strategy officer of Dragonfly Wellness, a locally owned and operated vertically integrated medical cannabis company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dragonfly, recognized as a 2021 Best Cannabis Company to Work For by both Cannabis Business Times and Cannabis Dispensary magazines, is committed to developing the highest quality medical cannabis products focusing on efficacy to treat specific medical conditions. With a focus on innovation, Dragonfly is developing new dosage methods to better deliver the effects of cannabis for patients. Panh was inspired to join the cannabis industry after his brother was struck by a drunk driver while crossing the street and spent nine months recovering from his injuries. Growing up in Utah, Panh saw family and friends lose their lives to opioid addiction, and he was determined to make sure that his brother did not have the same fate, so they used medical cannabis in his treatment. Before Dragonfly, Panh served as vice president of Ipsos, consulting with Fortune 500 companies guiding them to growth by developing strategies through consumer insights and understanding. Over the course of his 20-year career, Panh’s experience spreads across a variety of industries including CPG, healthcare, technology, automotive, and public affairs. After his brother’s accident, Panh, whose family came to the U.S. as refugees from Cambodia, pursued the opportunity to join Dragonfly Wellness and now focuses on the long-term growth of the organization.