|• Our Mission
FAV’s mission is to solicit and obtain funds to contribute to the financing of the research and development of antiviral therapies.
The Foundation on Antivirals (FAV), is a not-for-profit international organization, affiliated to theInternational Consortium on Anti-Virals - ICAV.
|• Our Goal
- To develop medicines that will reduce the devastation caused by viral infections; and,
- to make these therapies available at reasonable cost to citizens the world over.
|Mr. Jacques Chirac
||Former President of France
|The Right Honourable Jean Chrétien
||Former Prime Minister of Canada
|Laurent Beaudoin, C.C., FCA
||Chairman of the Board – Bombardier Inc.
Laurent Beaudoin was born in Laurier Station, Québec, in 1938. After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sainte-Anne College in Nova Scotia, Mr. Beaudoin went on to complete a Master of commerce degree at Université de Sherbrooke. He is a Chartered Accountant as well as a Fellow Chartered Accountant.
Mr. Beaudoin began his career in Québec City in 1961 with Beaudoin, Morin, Dufresne & Associés, Chartered Accountants. In 1963, after two years in private practice, he joined Bombardier Limited as Comptroller. He was appointed General Manager in 1964 and, in 1966, became President. In 1979, he became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bombardier Inc. In 1999, Mr. Beaudoin became Chairman of the Board and of the Executive Committee, then Executive Chairman of the Board in 2002. In December 2004, Mr. Beaudoin was named Chief Executive Officer and, as such, chaired the Office of the President, to which were assigned the strategic and executive management responsibilities of the company. On June 4, 2008, Mr. Beaudoin handed over his responsibilities as chief executive officer to his son, but remains Chairman of the Board.
Mr. Beaudoin holds honorary doctorates from the following universities: Université de Montréal (Québec); York University (Toronto); in Business Administration from Université de Sherbrooke (Québec); in Economics from the University of Sainte-Anne (Nova Scotia); in Civil Law from Bishop’s University (Québec); in Science from Queen’s University, Belfast (Northern Ireland); in Law from the University of Toronto; in Engineering from Carleton University (Ottawa); and in Law from McGill University in Montreal (Québec). He is a Companion of the Order of Canada and an Officer of l’Ordre national du Québec.
In April 1991, Mr. Beaudoin received the Canadian Business Leader Award from the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Administration.
In September 1991, Mr. Beaudoin co-chaired the organization Regroupement Économie et Constitution and, in December, he was named CEO of the Year by The Financial Post and The Caldwell Partners. On April 30, 1992, Mr. Beaudoin was honoured as Canada’s International Executive of the Year by the International Chamber of Commerce. In October 1992, Mr. Beaudoin was inducted into the World Trade Hall of Fame by the World Trade Institute and the Greater Los Angeles World Trade Center Association. On February 24, 1994, Mr. Beaudoin was named Aerospace Personality of the Year by the United Kingdom’s magazine Flight International and, on April 13, 1994, he received the 1993 Laureate Award in Aeronautics/Propulsion from Aviation Week & Space Technology Magazine. On May 9, 1995, Mr. Beaudoin received the C.D. Howe Award from the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute. On May 8, 1996, he received the 1996 Canadian Business Leadership Award from the Harvard Business Club of Toronto. As well, on April 3, 1997, Mr. Beaudoin received the 1997 Canadian Business Hall of Fame Award from Junior Achievement of Canada. On June 12, 1997, he was awarded the Prix de Carrière 1997 by the Conseil du Patronat du Québec. On October 26, 1997, he was named Personality of the Year during the Gala Excellence La Presse held in Montréal. On June 4, 1998, Mr. Beaudoin received the International Distinguished Entrepreneur Award from the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Management. On December 4, 1998, Bombardier was given the Entreprise du siècle au Québec Award by Revue Commerce. In May 1999, Mr. Beaudoin was inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame in Winnipeg, Manitoba and, on September 3, he was awarded the Golden Emblem of Merit from the Provincial Government of Upper Austria. On June 1, 2000, Bombardier was awarded the Visions 2000 – Grande entreprise by the Chambre de commerce du Québec. On October 18, 2000, Mr. Beaudoin received the Lifetime Achievement Award through the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2000 program in Québec, Canada. On January 25, 2001, Mr. Beaudoin was awarded the Golden Honorary Medal for Duties to the City of Vienna by The City of Vienna. In August 2005, he received the Aguila Azteca Award from the President of Mexico. On May 25, 2006, the Canadian Youth Business Foundation presented him with the 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Beaudoin also received in October 2007 the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship awarded by the Canada Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, based in Washington, D.C.
Since December 2003, he has served as Chairman of the Board of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.
|Jon S. Dellandrea, CM, BA, M.Ed., MA (Oxon), LLD.
||Counsel to Perimeter Institute
Former Vice-President & Chief Development Officer – U. Toronto
Former Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Development & External Affairs) –
Jon Dellandrea received his degrees from the University of Toronto and Oxford University. He moved to Waterloo, Ontario in 1979 to take a position at the University of Waterloo. During this time, he took on a central development role, culminating in his appointment to the newly-created position of Vice-President, University Development in 1983.
After serving Waterloo, he spent several years as President of the Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation. In 1994 he returned to the University of Toronto to serve as its Vice-President and Chief Advancement Officer, a position he held for 11 years. The initial goal had been to launch a fundraising campaign for $300 million (CAD) to establish more endowed chairs and student aid. By the time the campaign was publicly announced in 1997, most of the $300 million had already been raised under the leadership of Jon Dellandrea and then-President Robert Prichard. The goal was reset at $400 million, and then later reset at $575 million. By the 2000 departure of President Prichard, the University had raised $705 million. The campaign was extended to the year 2004, with a new target of $1 billion. Jon and his team surpassed the $1 billion goal a year ahead of schedule, and the campaign closed in excess of $1.2 billion. The number of endowed chairs grew from 15 to 175, with an additional 80 joint hospital-U of T chairs established during the campaign. As a result of the campaign, endowed student aid rose from $68.7 million in 1995 to $463 million in 2004.
- 1973 to 1975: Executive Assistant to the Principal of Scarborough College
- 1975 to 1979: Associate Director of Development at the University of Toronto.
- 1979 to 1983: Director of Development and University relations at the University of Waterloo.
- 1983 to 1989: Vice-President, University Development at the University of Waterloo.
- 1989 to 1994: President of the Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation.
- 1994 to 2005: Vice-President and Chief Development Officer at the University of Toronto, where he headed the single largest fundraising campaign in the history of Canadian Universities. The campaign succeeded in raising over $1 billion CAD one year ahead of schedule.
- 2005 to 2008: Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Development and External Affairs) at the University of Oxford, where he launched a campaign for over $2.5 billion, making it the largest campaign to date in Europe.
Jon Dellandrea was the 1996 recipient of the Outstanding Fundraising Executive Award, given by the Toronto chapter of the National Society of Fundraising Executives. In 1999 the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education awarded him their "prestigious" Outstanding Achievement Award.
In 2001 he became the first Canadian to receive the Laureate Award of the Institute for Charitable Giving in the United States.
He was appointed as a member of The Order of Canada in 2006 for his contributions to higher education.
On June 18, 2008, he was awarded an honorary doctor of laws by the University of Toronto "for his transformative influence on the advancement profession and the culture of philanthropy in Canada and internationally".
Role at Perimeter Institute
Dr. Dellandrea serves as counsel to Perimeter Institute, assisting with the establishment of a major endowment campaign to help secure PI’s future.
|Frank A. Dottori, P.Eng.
In 1973, Frank Dottori revived a shutdown pulp mill in Temiscaming, Québec. His outstanding entrepreneurial and management skills were instrumental in the creation of Tembec, a model of cooperation between community and company personnel in sustaining industrial development with a view to building a stronger community.
This international company is a leading player in Canada’s forestry industry and one of the largest employers in Northern Ontario.
Frank Dottori is a highly-respected community leader whose hands-on approach has helped to guarantee the success of major regional health and recreation projects.
In recognition of his outstanding business and community leadership, Mr. Dottori has received the following honours and awards:
- 1988 - Meritorious Service Award, University of Toronto
- 1989 - Order of Canada
- 1989 - McGill Management Achievement Awards, McGill University
- 1989 - Le Mercure de I'innovation
- 1990 - Man of the Year, Paper Industry Management Association (PIMA)
- 1992 - Honorary Ph.D., University of Quebec
- 1993 - Businessman of the Year, Northern Ontario Business Community
- 1999 - Highest Achievement Award, Order of Engineers of Quebec
|The Honourable Donald James Johnston, C.P., O.C., c.r.
||Former Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic
Co-operation and Development (OECD)
The Honourable Donald J. Johnston, P.C., O.C., Q.C., joined Heenan Blaikie’s International Business Law group in 2006, after having spent ten years as Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris.
Throughout his impressive career, Mr. Johnston has alternated between his two passions: law and politics. Having graduated as a Gold Medallist from McGill University's Faculty of Law in 1958, he went on to pursue advanced studies in economics and political science in Grenoble. Upon his return to Quebec, he practised business and tax law for several years. In 1973, along with Roy Heenan and Peter Blaikie, he founded the firm Johnston Heenan Blaikie, the core of our modern firm. In 1978, he was elected Member of Parliament for Westmount. As a member of the Trudeau government, he successively held the positions of President of the Treasury Board, Minister of State for Science and Technology, Minister of State for Economic and Regional Development, and Minister of Justice and Attorney General.
He resumed the practice of law with Heenan Blaikie in 1988, before becoming president of the Liberal Party of Canada in 1990, from which position he helped bring the party to power in 1993. The following year he was encouraged by the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, then Prime Minister, to submit his candidacy for the position of Secretary-General of the OECD. Following a vigorously contested competition, he won the post in November 1994.
As the first non-European to occupy this prestigious position, Mr. Johnston began his mandate in 1996 and was elected to a second term in 2001. Over the course of a decade in office, he breathed new life into the world’s most influential international economic institution. During his administration, the OECD represented 30 of the most advanced national economies and expanded its engagement to more than 70 non-members, with special country programs for Russia, China, Brazil and India.
While the OECD is a forum for macroeconomic policy issues, it also deals with virtually all underlying structural economic issues including financial markets, trade and investment, taxation and corporate governance.
Under Mr. Johnston’s stewardship, the OECD took the global lead in establishing the Principles of Corporate Governance (now the world standard) and revised the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the bedrock of what is now known as corporate social responsibility. The Organisation also championed the correction of international harmful tax practices and the international harmonization of competition policy, while at the same time fostering sustainable development, which Mr. Johnston introduced to the OECD agenda shortly after his arrival.
OECD recommendations in these areas have been critical in enabling countries to structurally adapt to the challenges of globalization while maximizing its benefits to their economies.
In recognition of his accomplishments at the OECD, Mr. Johnston was awarded the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun, the second most prestigious Japanese decoration and the highest one that can be bestowed on a non-Japanese. He received the Grand-Croix de l’Ordre de Léopold II, one of the highest honorific distinctions of Belgium, given by royal decree and generally reserved for heads of state. He was also presented with the Commander’s Cross with the Star of the Order of Merit of the Republic by the President of Hungary and the Order of the White Double Cross, First Class, by the President of the Slovak Republic.
In July 2008, Mr. Johnston was appointed Officer of the Order of Canada, in recognition of his contributions to public service in Canada as well as his achievements at the OECD.
Mr. Johnston sits on the Board of the Montreal Economic Institute, a research and educational think tank whose mission is to put forward inventive and novel economic strategies for the development of sound public policies.
B.C.L., McGill University, 1958
|Guy Saint-Pierre, C.C., G.O.Q.
||Former Chairman - The Royal Bank of Canada
Former Chairman / Former President & CEO – SNC-Lavalin
Guy Saint-Pierre retired as chairman of the board for Royal Bank of Canada in February 2004, a position he had held since August 2001. Mr. Saint-Pierre retired as chairman of the board of the SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., a position he held between May 1996 and May 2002. From 1989 to 1996, Mr. Saint-Pierre was president and chief executive officer of the SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.
Mr. Saint-Pierre graduated from Laval University with a B.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering in 1957. An Athlone Scholar, he obtained an M.Sc. from the University of London in 1959 and holds a D.I.C. from the Imperial College of Science and Technology. Mr. Saint-Pierre began his career as an officer in the Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers in 1953. From 1964 to 1966 he was Registrar of the Corporation of Engineers of Québec, then vice-president of Acres Québec until 1970.
He was elected to the Québec National Assembly in April 1970. He served for two years as Minister of Education and from 1972 to 1976 as Minister of Industry and Commerce.
Guy Saint-Pierre serves on the boards of The Royal Bank of Canada, Suncor, Stelco, Alcan Inc.
Mr. Saint-Pierre holds honourary degrees from Concordia University, Laval University, École des Hautes Études Commerciales of the University of Montréal, Sherbrooke University, the University of Ottawa and le Collège militaire Royal de Saint-Jean. He has been awarded the Sir John Kennedy Medal from the Engineering Institute of Canada. He was also awarded the Gloire de l'Escolle de l'Association des diplômés de l'Université Laval.
Mr. Saint-Pierre is a companion of the Order of Canada, and an officer of l'Ordre national du Québec.
|BOARD OF DIRECTORS
|Pierre J. Jeanniot, O.C., C.Q.
Chairman of the Board
|Director General Emeritus
IATA – Canada
Pierre J. Jeanniot, Chairman of FAV since its inception in April 2009, holds the lifetime title of Director General Emeritus of IATA in recognition of his outstanding contribution to international civil aviation.
He is President of Jinmag Inc., a private management and investment company providing financial and strategic advice to airlines, hi-tech companies and financial institutions around the world.
Pierre Jeanniot was Chairman of THALES Canada Inc., part of the international “Groupe Thales”, from 2003-2009.
From 1993-2002, he was Director General and CEO of the International Air Transport Association - IATA. Under his direction, IATA was transformed into the global voice and leader of the international airline community and its partners, as well as a major supplier of products and services for the industry.
He was President and CEO of Air Canada from 1984 to 1990, and led the airline’s successful transition from Crown Corporation to private company. Early in his career, he was instrumental in the development of the famous flight recorder known as the “black box”.
Pierre Jeanniot’s efforts and accomplishments have been recognized around the world. He was named Officer of the Order of Canada in 1989 and was appointed Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur by the French Government in 1991. In 1995, His Majesty King Hussein of Jordan awarded him the Independence Medal of the First Order. He was named to l’Ordre du Québec in 2002.
Pierre Jeanniot was honored with a Doctorat Honoris Causa from the Université du Québec in 1988. He received the Management Achievement Award from McGill University Faculty of Management in 1989, and an Honorary Doctorate in International Law from Concordia University in 1997. In 2006 he was awarded the Degree of Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa, by McGill University. He was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society in 2008.
In addition to his professional duties, Pierre Jeanniot devotes himself to many social and charitable causes. He was Chancellor of the Université du Québec à Montréal from 1995 to 2009, having previously served as Chairman of the Board as well as President of the institution’s Foundation. He has served as Honorary President of several fund-raising campaigns of the Canadian Cancer Society, and presided in a similar capacity for the Youth and Music Canada Foundation. He was Chairman of the Council of Canadian Unity in 1991-1992, and was the Founding Chairman of the association “Canadians
|Jocelyn L. Beaudoin, C.M.
President and CEO
The Canadian Unity Council – Canada
Jocelyn Beaudoin is one of the founding members of FAV, and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in March 2008.
Mr. Beaudoin was President and Chief Executive of the Canadian Unity Council (CUC) from 1969 until his retirement in 2004. Founded in 1964, the Canadian Unity Council is a non-profit, non-partisan organization, set up to promote a better understanding of Canadian institutions, to strengthen citizen involvement and allegiance, and to enhance Canada’s unique regional economic, political, social and cultural attributes.
During his long career at the CUC, Mr. Beaudoin coordinated and maintained a wide network of influential contacts at all levels of government – federal, provincial and municipal – as well as within the private sector, thereby developing a high level of expertise in fundraising. He had overall responsiblity for strategic planning, and was closely involved in the development and management CUC programs.
At the time of his retirement in 2004, the CUC employed over 90 permanent staff throughout the country, and had an annual operating budget of $17 000 000.
In 1999, Mr. Beaudoin founded the first chapter of Canadians in Europe, based in Paris, with the mandate to bring together Canadian expatriates representing a wide variety of sectors to promote exchanges and discussions on major issues with their European counterparts. Under his leadership, Canadians in Europe became an important forum within European political, economic and cultural circles. Other chapters followed in London and Brussels.
Mr. Beaudoin was subsequently appointed by the Québec Government to the position of Assistant Secretary of Canadian Intergovernment Affairs, with responsibility for Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Colombia, the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
Jocelyn Beaudoin has served on the Board of numerous organizations and institutions, many of which are health-related, for example the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, l’Institut de réadaptation de Montréal, the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal, and Ste-Jeanne d’Arc Hospital, among others.
Mr. Beaudoin was named a Member of the Order of Canada in1996.
|Michel Chrétien, F.R.S., MD, O.C., O.Q., CLH
|Co-founder of ICAV
Senior Scientist – Ottawa Health Research Institute (OHRI)
University of Ottawa – Canada
Michel Chrétien received his medical degree from the University of Montréal in 1960. This was followed by his post-graduate studies at McGill and Harvard Universities (Peter Bent Brigham Hospital) and at the University of California in Berkeley. He spent a sabbatical year at the Salk Institute and at Cambridge University (UK). He returned to Canada in 1967 to the Clinical Research Institute of Montréal (IRCM). From 1984 to 1994, he was Scientific Director of the Institute. In January 1998, Dr. Chrétien became Scientific Director of the Loeb Health Research Institute at the Ottawa Civic Hospital. In 2005 he founded the Ottawa Institute of System Biology.
Michel Chrétien has received five Honoris Causa: in 1980 from the Université de Liège in Belgium; in 1992 from the Université René Descartes in Paris; in 1996 from the Laurentian University in Sudbury; in 1999 from the University of Guelph; and in May 2000 from Memorial University in Newfoundland. In 2004, Président Chirac named him Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur de la République Française. In 2009, he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of London, the first French Canadian physician to be so honoured.
In Canada, he received the Izaak-Walton-Killam Memorial Prize, the Henry Friesen Award (1999) of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Medal of Honour (1999) given by Canada’s Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies, the Actualité Médicale Medal of Scientific Merit (2000) and the Archambault Medal (1978) from the Association canadienne française pour l’avancement des sciences (ACFAS). The Royal Society of Canada honoured him with its McLaughlin Medal (1993), the Canadian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (CSBMB) with its Boehringer-Mannheim Award (1993), and the Manning Foundation (Calgary) with its Award of Distinction (1995). In the United States, he was the Fuller Albright lecturer (1992) of the Peripatetic Club and the Metzger lecturer of the American Clinical and Climatological Association (1990). He is a member of various scientific societies, committees and boards including the UNESCO International Scientific Advisory Committee and more recently the Ontario Science and Innovation Council.
Ten years ago, his group discovered proprotein convertases, enzymes that are involved in a number of debilitating conditions including: hypercholesterolemia, cancer, atherosclerosis, malaria and viral disorders like SARS, influenza and HIV/AIDS. His research is expected to produce novel approaches not only to diagnose and treat these illnesses but to prevent them. He has also presented numerous lectures around the world. To date, he has published more than 554 scientific articles and has given hundreds of lectures worldwide.
|Pierre McCann, F.I.C.B., MBA
|Director of Global Banking and Trade Solutions
The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce – Canada
|Alain Ménard, B.A., LL.L., M.B.A.
Cain Lamarre Casgrain Wells, s.e.n.c.r.l. – Canada
Alain Ménard a partner with the firm, worked for a number of years in tax litigation with the federal Department of Justice, and went on to practice in taxation in the private sector. He is experienced in all aspects of taxation, including litigation, in which he has acquired considerable expertise. He also has experience in a management capacity as vice chair of Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail and as president of Recyc-Québec.
A respected speaker on taxation issues, Mr. Ménard has chaired the Association de planification fiscale et financière (fiscal and financial association) seminar committee in the past and currently serves on its board of directors. He also sits on a number of Revenu Québec and Canada Revenue Agency advisory committees.
- Lawyer, Partner
- Member, CLCW Board of Directors
- Member, Synergy Committee
- Head, Professional Committee on Taxation
- M.B.A, HEC (1985)
- LL.B., University of Ottawa (1978)
- B.A., University of Ottawa (1975)
- Cain Lamarre Casgrain Wells (Montreal) (2004 to present)
- Ménard Mageau Valiquette (Montreal) (1992 to 2004)
- Spiegel Sohmer (Montreal) (1991 and 1992)
- CEO, Recyc-Québec (Montreal) (1989 to 1991)
- Vice President of Services, CSST (Montreal) (1987 to 1989)
- Crown Prosecutor, Taxation, Department of Justice Canada
Lecturing, Conferences, Publications
- Various lectures and training sessions on tax law
- Articles relating to lectures on tax law
- Instructor, tax law, Montreal Bar School
Associations, Committees, Boards
- Municipal Councilor, Stanbridge-Est
- Administrator, Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF)
- Director, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada
- Director, Notre Théâtre
- Chairman, APFF (Association de planification fiscale et financière) Conference Committee
- Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
- Member, Revenu Québec Advisory Committee
- Member, Board of Directors, Montreal Bar School
|Ronald W. Allen
||Chairman, President and CEO (ret’d)
Delta Airlines – USA
Ron Allen was named President and Chief Operating Officer in 1983, and Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer in 1987. Mr. Allen assumed the additional title of President in 1993, and held all three positions until his retirement in 1997.
A native of Atlanta, Mr. Allen is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology. He began working part-time at Delta in the Personnel Department in 1963 and became Senior Vice President – Personnel in 1970. He was elected to the company’s Board of Directors in 1975.
During his career, Delta grew from an airline primarily serving the southeastern United States to an international airline serving more than 190 cities in 26 countries. Building on its heritage of outstanding customer service, Mr. Allen led Delta through a comprehensive program to re-position the company to meet growing international and domestic competition, and successfully returned the company to profitability following the financial losses of the early 1990’s.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Aaron Rents Inc., the Coca-Cola Company, Air Castle Limited, Interstate Hotels & Resorts, and the Tourism Development International in Dublin, Ireland. He also serves on the Board of the St. Joseph Translational Research Institute and the Georgia Technology Foundation.
Mr. Allen has previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum, and of the Board of Trustees at Presbyterian College. He has also served on the Board of Directors of Nations Bank Corporation, NSI Corporation, the United States Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Governors of the Wings Club, Imaging Automation, and the Commerce Club of Atlanta. He has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Christian City Home for Children, the Metropolitan Atlanta Red Cross, and the United Way of Atlanta.
||President & CEO
World Travel & Tourism Council – United Kingdom
Born in Strasbourg in May 1942, Jean-Claude Baumgarten graduated from the French business school, Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales. He held the position of Vice President for Becco (the French confectioners) and was responsible for mutual funds in Africa.
He joined Air France in 1970 as assistant Regional Manager in Los Angeles and New York and was appointed Regional Manager in Osaka for West Japan in 1974. He later became Regional Manager for Thailand and Burma, as well as Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia in 1978. Jean-Claude held the position of General Manager for Japan in 1982 and was also Chairman of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
In September 1986, Mr Baumgarten became Vice President and General Manager for the United States where he was responsible for the entire activities of the company throughout the USA, as well as in the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands and French Polynesia. In June 1990 he was appointed Vice President for the Americas and Asia.
From June 1992 to August 1993 Jean-Claude was Executive Vice President for GMF, a French insurance company. He returned to Air France in September 1993 as Vice President for the Americas and Asia.
In November 1993 Jean-Claude was promoted to Executive Vice President of Commercial Operations and Member of the Executive and Strategic Committee. He also represented the company on the Board of Governors of IATA and the Executive Committee of the AEA. In February 1996 he became Executive Vice President of Corporate, International & Industrial Affairs. From December 1997 until July 1998, prior to leaving Air France, Jean-Claude held the position of advisor to the Chairman.
After his departure, he established a company with American investors under the name of CREWE Associates. This involved consultancy work and start-up advice for new businesses.
In October 1999 he was appointed President of the World Travel & Tourism Council.
Mr Jean-Claude Baumgarten is both an Officier de l'ordre National du Merite and a Chevalier des Arts et Lettres. He is advisor in Foreign Trade to both the French Government and the Chairman of the Tourism Commission. He was presented with the Gold Medal for Tourism by Turismo do Algarve in 2003.
In March 2007 Mr Jean-Claude Baumgarten has received the ISHC Pioneer Award for his contributions to the Travel & Tourism industry.
|Jeremy P. Carver, BA, PhD
||Co-founder and President and CEO
ICAV – Canada
Jeremy P. Carver, B.A. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Harvard) is the co-founder and CEO of the International Consortium on Anti-Virals. He is also Chair of the Advisory Committee of the NRC Institute for Biological Sciences and is a Director of Translational Medicines, a Boston biotechnology company. Dr. Carver is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Toronto and an Honorary Conjunct Professor at Trent University.
Dr. Carver chaired the Board of the Protein Engineering Network of Centres of Excellence (PENCE) from 2002 until 2006. From 1994 to 2002 he was the Founding President, CEO and CSO of GlycoDesign Inc, a biopharmaceutical company that was taken public on the Toronto Stock Exchange in November 2000 at a market cap of $150 million. He was a Professor and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto (1968 – 1994), a Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellow at Oxford University (1966-68) and a World Trade Visiting Scientist at IBM Watson Labs, New York (1977). He is an expert in the molecular design of drugs and has over 100 refereed publications.
||Former President and CEO, Royal Jordanian Airlines
Former Advisor to his Majesty the late King Hussein of Jordan – Lebanon
Centre for Asia-Pacific Aviation – Australia
Peter Harbison is Managing Director of the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation, a specialist aviation management consulting company.
Peter is one of the region’s foremost aviation and tourism strategists and commentators, speaking regularly at major international airport and airline events. He regularly provides analyses on commercial industry matters, the inter-relationship between aviation and tourism, government policy development, bilateral structures and infrastructure requirements.
He has over 30 years’ experience in the aviation industry, having worked with the Australian Department of Aviation, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) in Montreal and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in Geneva.
With 15 years’ specialist aviation consulting experience, he has worked on a wide range of high level strategic projects, from international aviation policy development, airport and airline privatisation, and airline advisory work and business planning to airport pricing strategies for airports.
The Centre performs a wide range of consulting assignments in the Asia Pacific region and elsewhere. These include airline restructuring, airport and airline privatisation, airport marketing and advice, advices to government agencies on policy, bilateral and multilateral issues, airline startup business planning and implementation, traffic forecasting and airline management education.
The Centre also presents significant industry conferences on such issues as low cost airlines and industry outlook. A major event was recently held in January 2005 in Singapore. The Centre’s specialist aviation publications are widely read throughout the world.
Peter was until recently Chairman of IATA’s World Aviation Regulatory Monitor Group and is immediate past President of the Aviation Law Association of Australia and New Zealand.
He is Managing Director of a tourism development company and sits on a number of industry committees providing advice on tourism and aviation policy. He is a law graduate of London and Melbourne Universities, with an LLM from McGill University's Institute of Air and Space Law.
|David Hill, C.M., Q.C.
Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall – Canada
|Urban Joseph, O.C., F.I.C.B.
||Vice-Chairman of the Board (ret’d)
The Toronto-Dominion Bank – Canada
Urban Joseph’s distinguished career in the Toronto Dominion Bank began 40 years ago in Quebec and culminated in his appointment as Vice-Chairman in 1992. He holds an Associate in Arts from the University of Saskatchewan, an Honours degree in Business and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.
Although retired from TD Bank in 1996, Urban is extremely active as a Corporate Director. He holds directorships in a number of highly regarded companies and organizations including First Nations Bank of Canada, Blue Mountain Resorts, Bird Construction, Ontario Pension Board, Medcan Health Management, We Care Health Services, Mediteck International, Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation, Career Edge Organization, The Design Exchange, and Prime Mentors.
Urban was made an Officer of the Order of the Canada in 2001 for his extensive contributions to the aboriginal peoples and youth of Canada.
||Chief Administrative Officer
Frum Development Group – Canada
Ms. Lockhart is the Chief Administrative Officer of Frum Development Group (a Toronto-based property development and property management company) and was formerly a Vice-President of Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation.
She is a director of Loblaw Companies Limited, where she is Chair of the Environmental, Health and Safety Committee and a member of the Governance, Employee Development, Nominating and Compensation Committee. She is a past trustee of Retirement Residences REIT, where she sat on the Audit Committee, the Governance and Nominating Committee and the Customer Care Committee.
Ms. Lockhart is a board member of the Toronto Community Foundation and the Stratford Chefs School, past Chair of the Ontario Science Centre, past President of the Canadian Club of Toronto and past Chair of the Canadian Film Centre. She was awarded the Order of Ontario in 2006.
|The Hon. Michael A. Meighen, Q.C.
||Senator – Canada
Born March 25, 1939, Montréal, Québec
Married: Kelly Elizabeth Meighen (Dillon)
3 Sons: Theodore Richard (Ted), Hugh Arthur Kennedy, Max Talbot de Lancey
Primary & Secondary: Nova Scotia, Québec and Ontario
University of Geneva, Certificat d'études françaises, 1957
McGill University, Bachelor of Arts, 1960
Université Laval, LL.L (cum laude), 1963
HONOURS AND AWARDS
Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB: LL.D (honoris causa), 2001
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB: LL.D (honoris causa), 2002
Association of Professional Philanthropists : Philanthopist of the Year, 2008
LANGUAGES: Fluent in English and French
- 1990-present Counsel, Meighen Demers and subsequently Ogilvy Renault, Toronto, Ontario
- 1985-87 Co-Chief Legal Counsel, Deschênes Commission of Inquiry on War Criminals
- 1981-90 Partner, practising administrative and commercial law, McMaster Meighen (later Meighen Demers), Toronto, Ontario
- 1983 Appointed Queen's Counsel
- 1981 Admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada
- 1978-80 Vice-President, Director of Marketing, TV Guide Inc., Toronto, Ontario
- 1974-77 Elected National President, Progressive Conservative Association of Canada
- 1972, 1974 Federal elections, official candidate, PC Party, riding of St-Henri-Westmount
- 1971 Chairman, Annual General Meeting, Progressive Conservative Association of Canada
- 1968-71 Elected National Secretary, Progressive Conservative Association of Canada
- 1964-78 Associate and subsequently partner, practising litigation and commercial law with McMaster Meighen, Montréal, Québec
- 1964 Admitted to the Bar of the Province of Québec
MEMBER: Senate of Canada; Barreau du Québec ; Canadian Bar Association; Law Society of Upper Canada
Caledon Trust, Toronto, Ontario
Sentry Select Capital Corp., Toronto, Ontario
Paribas Participations Limited, Toronto, Ontario
J.C. Clark Ltd., Toronto, Ontario (administrateur non membre de la profession)
Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission (Canadian Alternate Member)
Atlantic Salmon Federation - Canada (Chair)
McGill University (Governor and Co-Chair of Campaign McGill)
University of King's College, Halifax, NS (Chancellor)
Foundation on Antivirals (Director)
The Canadian Battlefields Foundation (Director)
T.R. Meighen Family Foundation, a registered charitable foundation, Toronto, ON and St. Andrews, NB (Chair and Director)
Trinity College School, Port Hope, ON (Life Governor)
Frontier College Foundation (Honourary Director)
AMJ Campbell Inc., Toronto, Ontario
Toronto & Western Hospital Foundation
Albany Club of Toronto
BEP International Corp., Montreal, Quebec
Canadian General Investments Ltd., Toronto, Ontario (Chair)
Connor Clark & Company Ltd., Toronto, Ontario
Connor Clark Private Trust, Toronto, Ontario
Conwest Exploration Co. Ltd., Toronto, Ontario
Donahue Inc., Montreal, Quebec
Laurentian Group Inc., Montreal, Quebec
Loeb Health Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario
Merchant Private Ltd., Toronto, Ontario
Sodarcan Inc., Montreal, Quebec
Third Canadian General Investment Trust, Toronto, Ontario
UAP Inc., Montreal, Quebec
Deutsche Bank Canada, Toronto, Ontario
Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada
Cundill Funds (Chair)
PAST COMMUNITY INTERESTS
Salvation Army Metro-Toronto Advisory Council (Immediate past Chair)
Centre for Cultural Management, University of Waterloo (Chair)
Stratford Festival of Canada, 1995-97 (President) 1986-98 (Director)
Stratford Festival Theatre Renewal Campaign, 1995-97 (Chair)
Ontario Fundraising Chairman, Jean Charest Leadership Campaign, 1993
Laval University Fundraising Campaign, 1985-87 (Co-Chair, Special Names Committee)
"Campagne Défi", Laval University, 1996-98 (Member, Campaign Cabinet)
La Fondation de l'Université Laval (Director and member of Executive Committee, 1996-2003)
Cancer Care International, 1995-98 (Director)
Ontario Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation, 1982-93 (Chair)
Ontario Cancer Institute / Princess Margaret Hospital, 1982-93 (Director)
National Ballet of Canada, 1986-92 (Director) 1990-91 (Chair, Corporate Canvass Campaign)
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Capital Campaign 1988-1993 (National Co-President)
McGill Twenty-First Century Fund, Major Division Committee, Canvass Volunteer
Canadian Unity Council (Past Chair and Life Member)
P.C. Canada Fund (Director and former Chair, 1995-2003)
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La Fondation Mérieux – France
Né en 1938, docteur en pharmacie, ancien interne des Hôpitaux de Lyon et ancien élève de Harvard Business School (PMD).
Alain Mérieux crée BIOMERIEUX en 1963 et il en assure la Présidence depuis cette date. Cette société est aujourd’hui l’une des 10 premières sociétés mondiales de diagnostic biologique.
En 1968, il prend la Présidence de l’Institut Mérieux et donne au groupe sa place de leader mondial dans le domaine des vaccins, à la fois en médecine humaine et en médecine vétérinaire. Il assure cette présidence jusqu’en 1994, ayant en 1985 pris le contrôle de l’Institut Pasteur Production en France et réalisé en 1989 l’acquisition des Laboratoires Connaught en Amérique du Nord.
De 1991 à octobre 2002, il assure également la présidence de Transgène, société de biotechnologie spécialisée en thérapie génique.
De 1986 à 1998, il a en outre assumé la fonction de Premier Vice-Président du Conseil Régional Rhône-Alpes, en charge des Relations Internationales, du Développement Economique, de la Recherche et de l’Enseignement Supérieur.
Alain Mérieux est aujourd’hui le président de Mérieux Alliance qui rassemble 5 entreprises internationales dans le domaine de la santé : Biomérieux ; Transgène ; Sillikers ; ABL et Shanta.
Alain Mérieux préside également la Fondation Mérieux, fondation familiale, reconnue d’utilité publique, qui œuvre dans les pays en développement pour renforcer les capacités de lutte contre les maladies infectieuses.
Il a crée, avec son épouse Chantal Mérieux, la Fondation Christophe et Rodolphe Mérieux, placée sous l’égide de l’Institut de France.
Il est titulaire des décorations suivantes :
- Officier de l’Ordre National de la Croix du Sud (Brésil) - 1976
- Commandeur de l’Ordre National du Mérite - 1994
- Commandeur de l’Ordre National du Mérite de la République de Pologne - 16 avril 1998.
- Commandeur de l’Ordre National du Mali à titre Etranger – 15 janvier 2004
- Commandeur de la Légion d’Honneur – 2004.
||Executive Chairman and Senior Partner
Navigator Limited – Canada
Jaime Watt is Chair of Navigator, a Toronto-based consulting firm that specializes in the measurement, evaluation and movement of public opinion, corporate and communications strategy and public policy development.
A specialist in complex communications issues serving both domestic and international clients in the corporate, professional services, not-for-profit and government sectors. Jaime is recognized as Canada's leading qualitative public affairs researcher.
A trusted advisor to business and political leaders and cabinet ministers at all levels of government, he has led ground-breaking election campaigns that have transformed politics because of their boldness and creativity.
Jaime is a past chair of Casey House and Casey House Foundation, Canada's pioneer AIDS hospice, and is deeply involved in efforts to promote equality and human rights issues. He serves on the boards of numerous organizations including St. Michael's Hospital Foundation, Dominion Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center's Canada Institute, Booth Centennial Healthcare Linen Services, The Canadian Club of Toronto, The Clean Water Foundation, The Albany Club and is a Toronto Heritage Companion.
In 2003, he was awarded the Queen's Jubilee medal for service to the community. Most recently, he was awarded Égale Canada's inaugural Leadership Award for lifetime achievement in human rights work.
A highly regarded speaker, Jaime appears regularly in the media as a commentator on public affairs issues.
|• The FAV-ICAV partnership
Brings together a network of over 250 scientists in 27 countries. With funding from the public, private and philanthropic sectors, the goal of FAV-ICAV is to develop a new generation of antivirals, and to make them available – free or at minimal cost – to people in developing countries.
To accelerate the development and availability of a new generation of antiviral therapies by transforming promising discoveries from the academic sphere into safe and efficient medicines that will:
- offer critical protection - even after vaccines become available; and
- provide highly-effective treatment for patients suffering from viral infections.
|• FAV-ICAV Team
A first line of defence against emerging pandemics, anti-virals provide crucial protection while a vaccine is being developed. They can also provide effective treatment for diseases for which a vaccine has not been developed, or where existing vaccines and therapies are too expensive or not widely available.
The primary objective of FAV / ICAV is to accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of such new anti-viral therapies, taking promising therapeutic discoveries from academic laboratories through the pre-clinical and clinical development process.
Through its collaborative network of over 250 scientists from 27 countries, supported by public and philanthropic resources, ICAV is able to deliver new drugs at significantly reduced costs - and to ensure they are made widely available at minimal cost in developing countries.