Jordan Thomson (PhD, Chemistry) brings over 14 years experience working in industry, non-profit and academic sectors. He possesses deep technical and business knowledge in the chemical and biotechnology industries coupled with experience in strategy, startup and business support, and R&D funding. He is currently the Associate Vice President, Strategic Partnerships & Resource Development at Ontario Genomics where he builds strategic plans and partnership opportunities to advance the genomics & engineering biology ecosystem in Ontario and Canada, driving application of these technologies across key sectors of the economy. He also serves as a Board Member at GreenCentre Canada, a non-profit that accelerates the development of chemical and materials innovation, as well as a mentor with the Creative Destruction Lab.
Prior to joining Ontario Genomics, Jordan worked for DuPont as a Research Scientist leading projects in chemical process development and scale-up. He received his Bachelor’s degree in the Arts and Science programme at McMaster University and completed his Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Toronto where he studied nanotechnology and synthetic chemistry.