Behzad Mahdavi, PhD/MBA - Chairman of the Board Behzad Mahdavi is serving as Vice President of Strategic Innovation & Alliances at Lonza, one of the world’s leading suppliers to the Pharma Biotech and Specialty Ingredient markets, and as a member of Investment and Advisory committee for C3E Venture Capital Fund, one of the most active private fund in Canada. He began in his current position at Lonza in 2010 after three years working as Head of Lonza Canada. During his entire career, Behzad worked Internationally for several private organizations, governmental companies and venture capital firms in different capacities as senior executive, advisor, CEO and board member. In these roles, he was involved in leading, managing and advising technological start-ups/companies in fund raising, strategic business development, efficient innovation management and commercialization /spinoff to create new global and profitable growth axis. Behzad is Chairman of the Board of Exosomics, since May 2017.