Board of Directors
Albert D. Friesen, PhD
Dr. Friesen holds a Ph.D. in Protein Chemistry from the University of Manitoba. As the first full time employee and President of the Winnipeg Rh Institute he oversaw the development and initial pharmaceutical approval of WinRho. Dr. Friesen has also been instrumental in founding several health industry companies including Novopharm Biotech Inc. (now Viventia Biotech Inc.), Genesys Pharma Inc., and KAM Scientific Inc. In 1997, he co-founded Medicure Inc. and currently serves as the Company's CEO and Chairman. Dr. Friesen's noteable achievements include the establishment of several GMP production facilities for the production of human pharmaceuticals. He has also managed and initiated the research and clinical development of numerous pharmaceutical candidates, including more than 15 INDs and 2 successful NDAs. Dr. Friesen is a founder of the Industrial Biotechnology Association of Canada (IBAC) and past Chairman of its Board of Directors. He has been a member of the Industrial Advisory Committee to the Biotechnology Research Institute in Montreal. Dr. Friesen has an extensive network within the international biotechnology and corporate finance communities.
Mr. Enns is Vice President, Operations for CentreStone Ventures, an early stage life science focused venture capital fund based in Winnipeg, Canada. He currently holds an executive position with a TSX Venture Exchange listed company, Miraculins Inc., and was involved with bringing that company public in 2002. Mr. Enns has held senior management positions with a number of early stage biotech companies over the last 12 years, prior to which he was employed in the banking industry with a focus on lending and financial management. Mr. Enns obtained his Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) degree from the University of Manitoba. He currently sits on the board of a number of life science companies along with two of CentreStone Ventures' investee companies, Orasi Medical, Inc. and Marsala Biotech Inc.