Philippe Couillard joins SECOR Consulting

MONTREAL, Feb. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Dr. Philippe Couillard, P.C., M.D., will advise SECOR's Canadian and international clients on strategies in the health and life science sectors. While joining the SECOR team as of today, Dr. Couillard will remain a partner in Persistence Capital Partners as well as retaining his seats on the boards of Amorfix Life Sciences and Thallion Pharmaceuticals.

"I am delighted to collaborate with SECOR and its clients in health and life science. Over the last several years, SECOR has significantly increased its presence in this sector, a sector I am passionate about and where much more can be done. The institutions and companies operating in this sector are looking at strategies, operational efficiency and leadership development," commented Dr. Couillard.

Yves Roy, President and CEO of SECOR Group, is very happy to have Dr. Couillard on our team. "We admire Philippe for his contribution to public policy, his experience as a neurosurgeon and as head of surgery departments, and for his talent as a strategist and communicator. He will be a huge asset to our health and life science team, which is now well established in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver."

For Alain Dumas, managing partner of SECOR in Québec, "the health and life-science sector is important for people across Canada, and the world. Our clients have increasing needs. We are proud that Dr. Couillard has chosen to add his skills and talent to SECOR's expertise in this field."

Dr. Couillard served as Quebec's Minister of Health and Social Services, a position he held from 2003 to 2008. Prior to that, he was a neurosurgeon at St. Luc Hospital, where he headed the Department of Neurosurgery from 1989 to 1992. He then co-founded the Department of Neurosurgery in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, where he worked from 1992 to 1996. Upon his return to Canada, he became a professor at the University of Sherbrooke's Faculty of Medicine, where he taught from 1996 to 2003. He was also the director and chief surgeon for the Department of Surgery at the CHUS (Sherbrook University Hospital Centre) from 2000 to 2003. He graduated from the University of Montreal's Faculty of Medicine in 1979 as a neurosurgeon, with a designation in neurosurgery from the Collège des médecins du Québec and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1985.

Dr. Couillard has been a partner in Persistence Capital Partners since October, 2008, which focuses exclusively on investment in the health field. Dr. Couillard also is teaches health care governance at McGill University. As a member of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada, he serves on Canada's Security Intelligence Review Committee.

SECOR is Canada's leading independent strategy and organizational consulting firm. For the last 35 years, SECOR has helped senior executives to develop and implement their organizational strategies. SECOR has offices in Montréal, New York, Paris, Québec, Toronto and Vancouver


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