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October 7 / 2021

Farid Foroud

Farid has over a decade of experience both supporting and leading health-focused economic development activities.

Most recently, Farid was the Director of Biopharmaceuticals within Alberta’s Ministry of Economic Development & Trade & Tourism, where he was responsible for partnerships, innovation and overall sector growth for the province’s biopharmaceutical and health sector. In his role with Alberta Government he led the formation of many provincial partnerships between multinational pharmaceutical companies, non-profits and the Government of Alberta. These partnerships brought innovation based investments to the province and allowed for multi-partner collaborations between the industrial expertise of pharma companies and the Alberta’s health innovation expertise  to develop the next generation of health solutions.

Farid has also worked with business accelerator TEC Edmonton, where he supported innovators and companies in business planning, market analysis and technology transfer activities within the health and life sciences area. Additionally, Farid was involved in creation of many health start ups during his time at TEC Edmonton. Prior in joining TEC Edmonton,  Farid worked in Biotechnology and Environmental Science type companies in Alberta both as scientist and as business development professional.

Currently at Global Public Affairs, Farid is leading the health and life sciences mandates throughout Western Canada, supporting clients on government relations, market entry/access strategy, and public policy initiatives around life sciences innovation and adoption.