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New CEO at NZBIO

December 11 2012

New CEO at NZBIO

Dr George Slim has been appointed interim chief executive of NZBIO, following the relocation to Kenya of current CEO Dr Suzanne Bertrand and her family to work in international development.

Dr Slim has many years of experience in life sciences and was acting general manager of the Ministry of Research Science and Technology prior to starting his own consulting business. He is familiar with NZBIO having been seconded from NZTE in 2004 to formulate policy and assist with the inaugural NZBIO conference. He has also been a consultant to NZBIO on policy matters.

As part of the relocation of Suzanne’s family to Kenya, she has recently been appointed Deputy Director General Biosciences at the International Livestock Research Institute and will be based in Nairobi.

Dr Paul Tan, Chair NZBIO, says Dr Bertrand’s short time at NZBIO has been very productive. Dr Slim will assume the work of constantly revitalising NZBIO to benefit its members.

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