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Comité Exécutif

The Executive Committee makes time-sensitive decisions in between Board meetings. The decisions are ratified at the next full Board meetings.

Members of the Committee

Karimah Es Sabar A highly-recognized Canadian life sciences leader, Karimah Es Sabar brought 30 years of dynamic global business experience to her role as President and CEO of The Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She previously held the position of Senior Vice-President, Business and Strategic Affairs at CDRD, responsible for ensuring the organization’s long-term sustainability, while leading its business functions and successfully building the many national and international alliances and strategic partnerships which are now contributing significantly to advancing the goals of CDRD.

CEO and Partner,
Quark Venture Inc.
Todd Lowary Dr. Lowary is currently a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Alberta. Group research interests are focused in the areas of carbohydrate chemistry and biochemistry, in particular as these fields relate to bacterial glycans. Recognitions include an EWR Steacie Memorial Fellowship and the Bernard Belleau Award from the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC). In 2011 he and four colleagues were co-recipients of the Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering from NSERC.

Scientific Director,
GlycoNet
Stewart Roth Stewart is a successful Edmonton businessman with broad experience in the chemical industry. He is the past Chair of the Alberta Hospital Edmonton Foundation, Director of Northeast Capital Industrial Association (NCIA), Chair of NCIA Education Committee, and a member of Synergy Networks in Edmonton.

President/CEO,
Guardian Chemicals Inc.
Joseph Garcia Joseph Garcia is a partner who practises in the areas of corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. Joseph advises high growth public and private companies, underwriters, pension funds, private equity groups, and venture capital investors on complex domestic and cross-border private and public securities offerings, mergers & acquisitions, and international commercial transactions. He advises clients in a variety of industries, including life sciences, technology, retail, mining and clean technology.

Partner,
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Frank Gleeson Frank Gleeson is an accomplished business leader with a depth of experience as an operating executive, venture capitalist and entrepreneur. He has been involved in over 20 start-ups and has negotiated financing and M&A transactions valued in excess of $500 million. Prior to founding Satellos in early 2018, Frank spent 4 years as the Chief Commercial Operations with the Centre for Probe Development and Commercialization (CPDC) where he was instrumental in building a global radiopharmaceutical manufacturing business and supporting the creation of 2 spin-out companies.

CEO and Partner,
Satellos Bioscience Inc.

Observer

Elizabeth Nanak Dr. Nanak is the Network’s Executive Director. Dr. Nanak was involved in the GlycoNet initiative since the Letter of Intent stage and served as the Associate Director, Business for the Alberta Glycomics Centre from 2007–2015. Prior to her position with the Centre, she worked as a manager of large-scale and multi-institutional projects with Genome Prairie. In addition to her PhD in biochemistry, Elizabeth has an MBA in biotechnology management.

Executive Director,
GlycoNet

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