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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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Neil Stewart
(Deputy Minister, Provincial Department of Innovation and Advanced Learning)


Mr. Stewart began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Toronto in 1994 and returned to Prince Edward Island with the firm in 1997. Mr. Stewart joined Innovation PEI in 1999, serving as a Financial Analyst and then Director of Financial and Immigration Services.
Mr. Stewart was Chief Executive Officer of Innovation PEI and Executive Director of Island Investment Development Inc. from 2009 until November 15, 2011 when he was appointed Chief Executive Officer designate for Finance PEI.
Mr. Stewart assumed Acting Deputy Minister responsibilities at the Department of Innovation and Advanced Learning on April 20, 2013 and that appointment was confirmed on October 8, 2013.