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President and Chief Executive Officer

Date Posted: 11:58:30 2019-07-04
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Contact Person: Lynda Schroeder
Company/Business Name: Ag-West Bio Inc.
Phone: (306)543-1666

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Ag-West Bio is Saskatchewan’s bioscience industry association and bioeconomy catalyst. Since 1989, its mandate has been to help move research to market and grow biobusiness in the Province. Ag-West Bio is primarily funded by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Canadian Agricultural Partnership program, with support from Western Economic Diversification Canada and the National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program.

We are in search of the next visionary leader in agriculture to propel not only the organization, but the sector, to new frontiers in biosciences. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President and CEO will continue Ag-West Bio’s trajectory as an ag bioscience and technology leader. Hallmarks of success in this role will be to earn trust and engage quickly, to build connections both one-on-one and throughout the broader community that result in increased economic activity in Saskatchewan’s bioeconomy, to assess Ag-West’s strengths and priorities, to advocate and to put his/her own “stamp” on a plan to take the organization to the next level, and to solidify a strong and enduring relationship with key funders. The President and CEO will lead the work of the organization and its members, investees and innovation cluster locally and globally, with the overall goal of facilitating and sustaining full potential value creation by its stakeholders in traditional agricultural science and innovation.

As President and CEO, you are an ambitious, confident, trusted and inclusive leader whose passion for complexity and deep intellectual curiosity is the contagion that drives team innovation and collaboration. Your excellent track record and world-class credentials underpin your ability to envision, develop and execute the long-range strategic direction of our organization. You are an outstanding communicator, sharing and building buy-in for your vision, confident it will foster the motivation needed to propel Ag-West-Bio into the next decade. You are a change architect, innately risk-aware, with a proclivity to use your science knowledge, business acumen and learning agility to advocate for the sector and ensure Ag-West Bio is strongly positioned to continue punching well above its weight in delivering beneficial impact for the industry.

As the likely candidate, you possess the ability to link business and science, and hold relevant graduate/post-graduate credentials in agriculture, research, business, engineering, finance or equivalent experience. You bring energy and presence while demonstrating superior communication skills at all levels of government, academia and industry. An experienced executive in your own right, your reputation precedes you. You welcome the opportunity to extend Canada’s reputation as a trusted supplier of food, to influence and achieve economic growth, provide resiliency within the sector to ensure sustainability, build public trust, and benefit the people of Saskatchewan by providing great jobs and meaningful work.

We are seeking a leader who will keep Saskatchewan on the map as a global bioscience centre of excellence!


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