Dr. Jean De Serres
President and Chief Executive Officer
With a solid background in both medicine and management, Dr. De Serres has worked in the field of public health, as well as with the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
After starting his career in 1985 as a general practitioner, Dr. De Serres worked and taught actively in family medicine for 11 years. From 1995 to 1997, he served as president of the Quebec section of the Canadian College of Family Physicians. At the same time, he also served as Director of Public Health for the Outaouais region from 1995 to 1999.
His career then led him into the pharmaceutical industry, where he worked for CSL Behring, a world leader in biotherapies based on plasma proteins. As medical director and director of CSL Behring’s Canadian division from 1999 to 2005, he played an active role in implementing and developing this multinational pharmaceutical company’s Canadian activities in immunology and hematology.
Before joining Héma-Québec, Dr. De Serres served as vice-president of research, regulatory affairs and in-licensing for Jubilant Draximage, a multinational company specializing in the development, production and sale of radiopharmaceuticals for nuclear medicine. Later, he served as vice-president of research for Jubilant HollisterStier, an allergy/immunology firm.
Still in the life sciences field, Dr. De Serres contributed to the founding of various biotechnology companies, including MedDiscovery SA (2006), a Swiss firm developing new medications against uro-genital cancers, and Biomilestones Inc. (2008), a biopharmaceutical consulting firm.
In addition to his training in medicine, Jean De Serres also has a master’s degree in community health and an MBA in bio-industry management from UQAM.