June 15, 2015
IMI has named Pierre Meulien as its new Executive Director. He will take up his duties at IMI in September and he brings with him a wealth of experience working in academia, the pharmaceutical industry, and research-funding organisations on both sides of the Atlantic. Pierre Meulien is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Genome Canada, a not-for-profit organisation that connects ideas and people across public and private sectors to find new uses for genomics and invests in large-scale science and technology to fuel innovation. Before joining Genome Canada in 2010, Pierre Meulien served as Chief Scientific Officer for Genome British Columbia, where he promoted the organisation’s scientific strategy. Prior to that, he was founding CEO of the Dublin Molecular Medicine Centre (now Molecular Medicine Ireland) which linked the three medical schools and six teaching hospitals in Dublin to build a critical mass in molecular medicine and translational research. While in this role he served as the Irish representative on the committee that would eventually become the IMI States Representatives Group.