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PEI has done an excellent job at supporting the traditional economy while creating the right conditions for the growth of the new economy. It helps to have a roadmap to development and the PEI BioAlliance has been very instrumental in facilitating this process for our company.

Garth Greenham
President, Phyterra Yeast Inc.


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Ron Keefe (Past Chair, PEI BioAlliance)
(President, Regis Duffy BioScience Fund Inc.)


Ron holds a B.B.A. degree from University of Prince Edward Island, LL.B. and MBA degrees from Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS. He is a professional Chartered Accountant and a partner with the Atlantic Canadian law firm, Stewart McKelvey Stirling Scales. Ron is the former CEO of BioVectra Inc. – PEI’s largest biotechnology companies and past Chair of the PEI BioAlliance.

Ron has served with as President of a number or organizations, including the United Way of PEI, Communities 13 Inc. – a not-for-profit organizations. He is Past Director of the Bank of Canada, and Past Director and Board Chair of Maritime Electric Company Ltd., as subsidiary of Fortis Inc.

He is past Board Chair of the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council and currently serves as Board Chair for Halibut PEI Inc., Synapse Applied Research and Industry Services, VITRAK Systems Inc. (Stepscan), and the Island Advance Advisory Committee. Ron also currently serves as a Board Member for the PEI BioAlliance and BIOTECanada and is a member of the University of Prince Edward Island Board of Governors.