Paul J Payette, PhD, MBA

Executive Director

Dr. Payette serves as Executive Director at Risk Sciences International. He is an accomplished health science and executive management professional with over 20 years experience across public, private, and non-profit sectors.

He holds an MSc and PhD in microbiology and immunology, from the University of Ottawa, and an Executive MBA from Queen’s.  His career experience spans pre-clinical and clinical R&D, product development, business development, quality management, and regulatory affairs across the areas of microbiology and immunology, infectious disease, bioasafety and biocontainment, biologics and vaccine development, medical countermeasures, medical devices, and health care accreditation.

Dr. Payette has consulted to, and held executive level positions in, a variety of science-based organizations where he was responsible for product, business, and strategic management, as well as business development. He has been an influential and collaborative member of many senior management teams, and has facilitated strategic and operational planning, as well as driven strategic market development and product management in the biotechnology/health-science/health-care industries