Mr. Jean-Paul Bédard
Vice-President, Plasma Operations
Under Jean-Paul’s leadership, the plasma operations division works to optimize our current plasma collections and infrastructure, as well as planning for the future.
Known for his team-building and collaborative approach, Jean-Paul maintains his team’s focus on moving Canadian Blood Services’ plasma collection program forward in an emerging competitive environment.
Formerly of Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada and, before that, Bayer Healthcare, Jean-Paul has more than 25 years of proven success in government relations, public affairs and general management roles in the biopharmaceutical industry. He previously served as the vice-president of public affairs for Canadian Blood Services for almost a decade. Over the years, he has served on various industry boards, committees and not-for-profit organizations. He recently retired from the board of governors at the University of Ottawa after serving for six years in various roles.
Jean-Paul holds a Bachelor’s degree in biology and a business administration certificate from the University of Ottawa. In 2017 he completed his Director’s Education program and received his ICD.D designation.