Jacques Gauthier holds a BSc in Chemistry from the Université de Montréal and a diploma in administration from the University of Western Ontario. Career highlights include President and CEO of Upjohn Canada, Vice-President of European division for Upjohn International Inc., and Vice-President of the Upjohn International Group Inc. in the United States. Upon returning to Montreal, he became President and CEO of Bio-Méga/Boehringer Ingelheim Research Inc. for 12 years. Mr. Gauthier was advisor to the IRCM’s President and Scientific Director from 1996 to 2010. He is a member of the Council of Associate Governors of the Université de Montréal. He has been a member of the IRCM Foundation’s Board of Directors since 2003 and is a member of the Recruitment Ad Hoc Committee.