Marc LePage

President and CEO, Genome Canada (Ottawa, ON)

Marc LePage is President and CEO of Genome Canada. Prior to assuming this role in January 2016, he had served as President and CEO of Génome Québec since December 2011, where he led a major increase in research activity and enhanced focus on the development of genomic applications within priority sectors for the province.  

Mr. LePage brings a wealth of experience in the innovation sector and venture capital, in addition to a broad network of international contacts. He is an expert in international partnerships and previously served as Special Advisor, Climate Change and Energy for the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C. and worked as Consul General at the Canadian Consulate in San Francisco/Silicon Valley.

Mr. LePage was also one of the pioneers behind the founding of Genome Canada in 2000. During his tenure as Executive Vice-President of Corporate Development, he made a significant contribution to the development of genomics in Canada.

From 1994 to 2000, he worked as Director of Business Development for the Medical Research Council, where he was in charge of building international partnerships with the pharmaceutical industry, venture capital and foundations.

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