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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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David Keedwell
(Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Tourism & CEO of Innovation PEI)


David Keedwell was appointed Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Tourism in March 2017 and maintained his position as CEO of Innovation P.E.I Mr. Keedwell has extensive private sector experience as VP of Sales at Cavendish Farms and is a recognized committed, resourceful and enthusiastic leader. He is an accomplished senior executive with 25 years of experience with extensive focus in general management, export sales and marketing, business development, and finance.
He holds an EMBA from the University of Western Ontario Ivey School of Business, a Bachelor of Arts from Saint Francis Xavier University, and a diploma in Agriculture from the University of Guelph. David has sat on the board of the Lucy Maud Montgomery Land Trust for a number of years.
He and his wife, Alexandra, have lived in Charlottetown for over 20 years. They take an active role in the lives of their three children: managing hockey and ski teams, volunteering at swim meets and running races, and participating in Home and School initiatives.