LAVAL QC, May 9, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Dr. Martin Godbout, O.C., Ph.D., Chairman of the Board of BIOQuébec, announced the nomination of Anie Perrault, LL.L., ASC to the position of Executive Manager of BIOQuébec, effective immediately.
"It is with great pleasure that BIOQuébec's board of directors has accepted the candidacy of Anie Perrault for the position of Executive Manager of BIOQuébec," declared Dr. Martin Godbout.
Anie Perrault has over 20 years of professional experience in both the public and private sectors. A member of several boards notably, that of Loto-Québec, Perrault is currently City Councellor for the City of Bromont and serves on the Research and ethics Committee for Génome Québec. She held the position of Vice President of Communications at Génome Canada from 2001 to 2006 and prior to this, she was National Communications Director for Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx&D). Perrault brings solid knowledge of the political and media environment, having acted as consultant to several federal elected officials over the course of her career, among them, the Right Honourable Joe Clark. Anie earned the designation of Administrateur de sociétés certifié (ASC) from Collège des administrateurs de sociétés de l'Université Laval. She completed her legal training at the École du Barreau du Québec in 1993 after having obtained her Bachelor of Civil Law from the University of Ottawa.
"Her nomination comes at a time when the importance of research and innovation in the biopharmaceutical sector needs to be significantly highlighted with a strong degree of conviction. Remember that Quebec has one of the most developed life science ecosystems in North America where the concentration of researchers and business people can overcome Quebec's huge demographic and healthcare challenges both now and in the future," concluded Dr. Godbout.
"I thank the directors at BIOQuébec for the faith they have placed in me by entrusting me with the position of Executive Manager of the association," added Perrault. "The members of BIOQuébec can count on my determination, my commitment and my desire to create an environment that is conducive to the success of all players in the industry."
BIOQuébec is Quebec's bio-industry and life sciences network. Its mission is to mobilise all players in this key sector of Quebec innovation in order to support their growth. Companies and member organisations of BIOQuébec are active mainly in basic research, manufacturing, biotechnology, contract research and medical technologies for both human and animal health. BIOQuébec is a privileged channel for transmitting the voice of an industry made up of some 400 companies and 25,400 employees in government, sector associations, the media and public opinion. For more information, visit bioquebec.com
For further information: Information: Anie Perrault, LL.L., ASC, Executive Manager, email@example.com, 450 522-0615; BIOQuébec, 500 Cartier Boulevard West, suite 130, Laval (Quebec) H7V 5B7