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Dr. Jason Cleaversmith appointed Executive Director, Incubation and Infrastructure

The PEI BioAlliance is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jason Cleaversmith as Executive Director, Incubation and Infrastructure, effective June 21, 2021.

In this role, Jason will be responsible for the Emergence Bioscience Business Incubator as well as hold strategic responsibility for the various BioAlliance facilities and equipment initiatives currently underway and planned.

“Jason is no stranger to the PEI Bioscience Cluster community and has an extensive network both nationally and internationally,” said Rory Francis, CEO, PEI BioAlliance. “We look forward to have someone with his vast experience join the team.”

Most recently he was VP Health and Nutrition for the Center for Aquaculture Technologies and General Manager of Canadian Operations. He has also served as Managing Director of AKVA Group Scotland, Director of Operations and Business Development at the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Center, and Head of Novartis Aqua Health in PEI overseeing manufacturing and R&D. He was also an industry expert with HATCH Blue, an innovative aquaculture accelerator supporting a cohort of 13 technology companies on three different continents.

Previously, Jason led the bioscience portfolio on behalf of the Government of Prince Edward Island as Senior Investment Manager. He currently sits on the Board of the University of Prince Edward Island’s technology transfer office (Synapse) and on the Innovate UK Animal Sector Advisory Board.

Jason is a graduate of Edinburgh University in Scotland, majoring in natural sciences followed by a PhD in Marine Geochemistry. He also completed an Executive MBA with the University of Glasgow, where he gained a Distinction.

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