Working together with passion and purpose
The SciMar team comprises leading scientists, executives, and business development specialists deeply committed to the success of the company and the improvement of global health and well-being.
SciMar Ltd. Executive Team
Chief Executive Officer
Co-founded SciMar in 2009 to commercialize SciMar’s discoveries and seek investors across Canada.
Seasoned entrepreneur; 25 years in corporate consulting across diverse industries; expert in organizational development, management, leadership, and community outreach.
Dr. Wayne Lautt
Founder and Chief Scientific Officer
Co-founded SciMar in 2009 to bring his breakthrough discoveries to market.
Professor Emeritus, University of Manitoba; Michael Smith Award-winner in scientific research; and author of 200 peer-reviewed publications.
Chief Development Officer
Joined SciMar in 2015 to develop SciMar’s business plan into a de-risked project plan.
20-year background in strategy: consultant for world’s largest companies in big data, business analytics, e-commerce, software development, supply chain, forecasting, and growth.
Director of Laboratory Operations
Responsible for research, inventory, human resources, clinical trial coordination; assures compliance with regulatory standards
Dr. Kawshik Chowdhury
Director of Preclinical Science
Registered pharmacist; exercise and nutrition expert; in vivo and molecular biology specialist
Dr. Randall Gieni
Senior Research Scientist
Data analyst; cell culture specialist; mass spectrometry analytics
Dr. Victoria Sid
Hepatic metabolism and nutrition expert; cell culture specialist; mass spectrometry analytics
Office management and logistics; financial systems management; human resources administration
Board of Advisors
Chief Executive Officer, Reh-Fit Centre, Canada’s First Medically Certified Fitness Facility
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, ARxIUM Innovative Pharmacy Solutions
Project Management and Systems; Independent Consultant: Former Chief Operating Officer, Assessment and Intelligence Systems
Dr. Paula Macedo
Professor, Metabolic Diseases Research Group, New University of Lisbon; PhD Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Dr. Luke Zhang
President and Founder, China-Canada Diabetes Association: Chairman and CEO, GLG Life Technologies; PhD Pharmacy and PhD Pharmacology
Dr. Jon Gerard
Clinical Research Scientist; Former MP and Minister of Science and Technology; MLA (Manitoba) and former party leader; MD and PhD
Dr. Bram Ramjiawan
Director of Research, Asper Clinical Research Institute; Director of Research, Innovation, and Regulatory Affairs; Adjunct Professor, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba
Director of Business Development, Relias Learning; Former CEO, Assessment and Intelligence Systems
Vice-President Business Development, Many Nations Co-operative Ltd., Many Nations Financial Services Ltd.
President & CEO, Golden Arrow Life Sciences; Executive Vice-President & CFO, Global Philanthropic; Founder, Momentum Healthware (where he raised $25 million in private capital)
Legal knowledge and experience in corporate governance, human resources, and intellectual property; Former Professor, Sociology and Criminology, University of Saskatchewan; Retired Senior Partner, Tapper Cuddy LLP
Strategist, writer, editor, and trainer with 30 years’ professional communications experience; former
magazine editor; former publishing lead at international sustainable development research institute
Product Development Consultant
President & CEO at nivå10 corp; Affiliate Partner, BlueShore Capital Partners; Territory Manager, Abbott Laboratories; Founder, entrepreneur, and senior leader of several successful businesses