BioTalent Canada names new chair
Jan. 6, 2012 - BioTalent Canada has broadened its leadership team with the appointment of François Schubert as Chair of the BioTalent Canada Board of Directors effective immediately.
January 6, 2012 By BioTalent Canada
Jan. 6, 2012 – BioTalent Canada has broadened its leadership team with the
appointment of François Schubert as Chair of the BioTalent Canada Board
of Directors effective immediately.
He succeeds Mr. Bob Ingratta of
Fast-Trak Strategies who will remain on the Board as Past Chair. Mr.
Schubert is the General Manager and Chief Administrative Officer at The
Research Institute-McGill University Health Centre. Having already
served as a Board Member for BioTalent Canada since 2008 and on
BioTalent Canada working groups, Mr. Schubert brings more than 30 years
of national and international experience in academia, research,
biotechnology and Big pharma to BioTalent Canada.
Mr. Schubert is poised to realize a key strategic plan originally
initiated under Bob Ingratta's leadership and champion BioTalent Canada
as the human resources hub of the bio-economy.
"Canada's bio-economy spans a vast range of industries and contributes
6.4% of the national GDP," he says. "It gives me immense satisfaction to
be part of an economic powerhouse that represents the second-highest
concentration of biotechnology in the world"
"As a global example of biotechnology research and innovation, we
take our responsibility at BioTalent Canada very seriously. Research is
gathered that fuels the bio-economy by providing insight into the skills
being demanded by the sector," adds Mr. Schubert. "This insight is used
for skills development information and in turn provides mutual
opportunities for both employers and the work force."
Schubert takes this opportunity to thank out-going Board members,
Christopher Adams (Treasurer) and Wilf Keller (Board Member) for their
commitment, contribution and dedication and announces the current
BioTalent Canada Executive Committee: Vice Chair- Janet LeClair,
Treasurer- Paul Braconnier, President, CEO and Co-founder of Global IQ
Inc, and a new Board Member- George Michaliszyn.
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