Appointment to Drive BioTalent Canada as Hub of Biotechnology HR
OTTAWA, Nov. 14, 2011 /CNW/ - 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."
BioTalent Canada's Executive Director Rob Henderson 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 new
Board Member- George Michaliszyn, President of Geneva BioSciences.
About BioTalent Canada TM helps Canada's bio-economy industry thrive globally. As a non-profit
national organization of innovators leading our bio-economy, BioTalent
Canada anticipates needs and creates new opportunities, delivering
human resources tools, information and skills development to ensure the
industry has access to job-ready people. www.biotalent.ca
Funded by the Government of Canada's Sector Council Program.
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