François Laurin has been hired to succeed Andrew Ashworth as the BioAmber chief financial officer.
Andrew Ashworth is retiring after three and a half years as BioAmber’s CFO, the culmination of a long and distinguished career that previously included senior positions at Genencor / Danisco and VF Corporation.
François Laurin has been hired to succeed Andrew as chief financial officer.
François was most recently the CFO of Alderon Iron Ore Corp (NYSE:AXX, TSX:ADV), a publicly listed exploration and development stage company in the mining sector.
François was formerly the CFO of Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines (TSX:CLM), where he played a leading role in the rapid growth of the company and its subsequent sale to Cliffs National Resources for $4.9bn, and prior to that he was the CFO of Transat AT (TSX:TRZ).
François has also held senior financial positions at Caisse de Depot du Quebec, Bombardier and Teleglobe. François is a chartered professional accountant and a chartered financial analyst, and was named a Fellow CPA in 2014.