Dr. Henri Rothschild

Henri%20Rothschild.jpgis named president and CEO of Ottawa-based not-for-profit tech investor Precarn Inc. Dr. Rothschild’s appointment strengthens the company’s ties with the Canada Israel Industrial R&D Foundation and International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada Inc., organizations for which he plays leading roles. Precarn partnered with CIIRDF in the creation of ISTPCanada, for whom it now delivers program services. Dr. Rothschild has more than 30 years experience conducting, planning and managing research at the national and international level. At Industry Canada, as assistant deputy minister, science and technology, and later, as chief scientist, he was the senior official responsible for industrial technology strategies within the Government of Canada. He was also a director of U of T’s Innovation Foundation, where he served as president and CEO from 1998 to 1999. He is a founding director of the Canadian Optical Packaging and Assembly Consortium and has served on the business advisory board of the Toronto-based VC investor Brightspark Group. Dr. Rothschild has a BSc from Université de Montréal and an MS and PhD from Purdue University. He succeeds Anthony Eyton, who has served as the Precarn’s interim president and CEO since the departure of Paul Johnston in mid-2008.

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