BioAmber Inc. Announces New Chief Financial Officer and Change to the Board

François Laurin has been hired to succeed Andrew Ashworth as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer

January 6, 2015
BioAmber-AndrewAshworth 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.

BioAmber-FrançoisLaurinFrançois 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 $4.9 billion and prior to that he was the CFO of Transat A.T. (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.

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