Frederic “Fred” Ors, MSc, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Fred has served as our Chief Executive Officer since April 2016. As CEO, he has led the transformation of IMV into a leading clinical-stage immune-oncology company with world-class collaborators and a strong scientific foundation. He has more than 21 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, having served in several management positions encompassing business development, intellectual property, strategic planning, pre-marketing, and communication. Before joining IMV, Fred spent 14 years at Medicago serving in many roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Planning. He had been an integral part of Medicago’s success, including securing more than $300M CAN in non-dilutive funding in revenues and future milestones from licensing agreements and government contracts, and the $357M CAN deal acquisition by Mitsubishi Pharma in 2013.
Fred is also a Director of CQDM, a biopharmaceutical research consortium and served as second Vice-Chair of the Vaccine Industry Committee of Biotech Canada between 2012 and 2016. Prior to Medicago, Fred was Licensing Manager at the University Paris VII-Denis Diderot, one of the largest sciences and medical university in France. He owns a BSc degree in Biology and a Master’s degree in Biotechnology and Business Management from the University of Angers (France).