Jean De Serres
Vice President, Scientific Affairs and Operations
Jean De Serres is Vice President, Scientific Affairs and Operations, Paladin Labs. He has been a top pharma executive for the last 20 years, which has included previous roles as CEO for Héma-Québec and CSL Behring Canada, and Vice President, Scientific and Business Development for Draxis and Jubilant. He has started three biotech companies and sits on the Board of Directors of four biotech companies.
He was selected as Manager of the Year by L'Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) in 2013 for the implementation of his strategy to increase productivity at Héma-Québec and the launch of a unit to manufacture cellular products. Throughout his career, he has been in charge of business development, research and development, manufacturing, quality, sales and marketing. He has been involved in the concept development and launch of three manufacturing sites in Canada (up to $400 million in investments) and has led the manufacturing set-up and scale-up for innovative new drugs as well as generics and active pharmaceutical ingredients, small molecules and biologics. He is currently overseeing manufacturing with more than 50 contract manufacturing organizations.