Richard is the managing partner of the Ecofuel Fund. He has nearly 40 years of experience in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship and senior management.
Richard was the President and CEO of the Ecofuel Accelerator, an accelerator dedicated to clean technology start-ups. Previously, he was the President and CEO of the Québec Center for the Valorization of Biotechnology (CQVB), an organization dedicated to supporting innovative development projects in the bioeconomy. He was also the founder and CEO of Gelkem, a private biopharmaceutical company involved in controlled drug delivery systems.
Richard was also a lecturer in entrepreneurship, specializing in innovative start-ups and technology transfer at Laval University. He has served on several boards of directors, including that of the Québec Research Fund – Nature & Technology, as well as various private companies. Richard is frequently consulted for strategies related to the commercialization of innovative technologies.
Richard holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Sherbrooke University and an MBA from Laval University.