Biotechnology Industry Leader Mark Lievonen Honoured

  Biotechnology Industry Leader Mark Lievonen Honoured

         Induction to the Canadian Marketing Healthcare Hall of Fame

Business Wire

OTTAWA, Ontario -- April 11, 2013

On behalf of the biotechnology industry in Canada we congratulate Mark
Lievonen, President of Sanofi Pasteur Limited for his recent induction to the
Canadian Marketing Healthcare Hall of Fame Award, in recognition of his
outstanding contributions to the healthcare industry.

“As a Board member, we are fortunate to have Mark offer our association a
perspective grounded in his vast experience. I have come to rely on his wisdom
providing us direction,” commented Andrew Casey, President and CEO
BIOTECanada. “His leadership emanates from his true desire for the solutions
the industry is providing Canadians. Mark is a passionate advocate for the
pursuit of great science and in keeping Canada competitive. The honour is
well-deserved.”

Mark Lievonen, President of Sanofi Pasteur Limited, the Canadian vaccine
division of the Sanofi Group, has been inducted into the 2013 Canadian
Marketing Healthcare Hall of Fame Award, in recognition of his outstanding
contributions to the healthcare industry.

Lievonen is an active member in the life sciences sector. He is a member of
several organizations, notably: Director, Oncolytics Biotech Inc.; Vice-Chair,
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research; First Vice-Chair, Rx&D Chair, Markham
Stouffville Hospital Foundation; Director, Public Policy Forum; Governor, York
University; Director, BIOTECanada; Director, Markham Stouffville Hospital; and
Director, York University Development Corporation.

From improved resource management to streamlined manufacturing technologies,
from new medicines to healthier foods, from renewable energy sources to
cleaner chemical production, biotechnology is driving innovation within all
elements of the Canadian economy. We are now at a point where biotechnology is
an essential component that will facilitate the reinvention of numerous
industries, ensuring Canada’s long-term competitiveness while creating
employment opportunities for our best and brightest. This new reality offers a
distribution of economic opportunities that extends across the country.

BIOTECanada is the national industry association with nearly 250 members
located nation wide, reflecting the diverse nature of Canada’s health,
industrial and agricultural biotechnology sectors.

Contact:

BIOTECanada
Nadine Lunt, 613-230-5585 x257
 
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