Montréal, September 16, 2016 – The Chair of the Génome Québec Board of Directors, Martin Godbout, is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to its Board. Sophie D’Amours and Anie Perrault are both seasoned professionals in the fields of public administration, forestry, innovation and biotechnology.

The team at Génome Québec is proud to have on board two recognized leaders with extensive experience in strategic sectors of major value for the advancement of genomics.

“There is no doubt that greater diversity in the boardroom paves the way for new perspectives, innovative ideas and, in turn, better performance. These are major assets that will help us consolidate the strategic position of genomics in its areas of interest, including human health, agrifood, forestry and the environment,” said Martin Godbout.

With the arrival of Sophie D’Amours and Anie Perrault, Génome Québec is achieving gender parity on its Board of Directors. Under the chairmanship of Martin Godbout, the Board of Directors includes the following members:

Ms. Marie-Josée Blais

Me Jean Brunet

Mr. Daniel Coderre, PhD

Ms. Sophie D’Amours, Eng., PhD

Mme Hélène Desmarais, C.M., LL.D.

M. Martin Godbout, PhD

M. Marc LePage

Mme Marie-Lucie Morin

Mme Anie Perrault, LL.L., ASC

M. Rémi Quirion, O.C., PhD, FRSC, CQ

M. François R. Roy

Mme Paule Têtu, F. Eng., M.Sc.

Mme Suzanne Vinet

M. Brian White-Guay, MD, FRCPC

To read the biographical notes of the members, click here.

To read the press release, click here.


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