A community of experts

PurCann Pharma is managed by a multidisciplinary team, composed of recognized professionals in each of their fields of expertise.

Our team


Hugo St-Laurent,
P. Eng., ASC.

President of PurCann Pharma and cofounder of SiliCycle

Graduated from Quebec’s Laval University in Chemical Engineering, and Certified Company Administrator.


Raif Kadri

Vice President – Global Sales

Active in sales to the global pharmaceutical industry for the past 25 years, Mr. Kadri, a biochemist by education, has been in charge of sales at SiliCycle Inc. for the past 15 years


André Gosselin, Ph.D.

Vice President – Procurement and Scientific Affairs

Member of the Ordre National du Québec, recipient of the Prix du Québec en Innovation, has co-founded several private companies and research institutions.


François Béland,
Ph.D. Chimiste.

Vice President – Research and Development

Graduated from Quebec’s Laval University in Chemistry, manages SiliCycle’s research & development since 2001.


Pierre Plante, P. Eng.

Vice President – Operations & Business Development

A Polytechnique graduate in chemical engineering, has more than 30 years experience in managing international pharmaceutical companies.


Jean Dubé, B.B.A.

Vice-President – Finance

Graduated from Quebec’s Laval University in Administration and Management. SiliCycle’s head of finance from 1997 to 2019.


Layla-Vanessa Fadous, B.A.A.

Marketing Director

A graduate of Laval University in Business Administration, Layla has 10 years of experience in strategy and marketing within multinationals, and also a few years of academic mentoring at HEC Montreal.

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