BioAmber 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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