Adam Noble, Chair
Adam Noble is the CEO and founder of Noblegen.
Antonio Lacerda, MBA, Ag Eng – Board Advisor
Mr Lacerda is the Sr Vice President for South America of BASF’s Chemical Division. Mr Lacerda has more than 10 years experience in leadership positions at BASF with a vast background from human and animal nutrition to chemicals. Prior to joining BASF, Mr Lacerda was part of Monsanto’s Commercial and Marketing Department, Norwegian company Norske Skog.
David Abramson, Board Member
Mr. Abramson is currently a Principal in SDA Ventures LLC, a consulting firm that advises emerging growth, middle-market companies and multi national companies primarily in the health and wellness, nutritional products, food ingredients and food service on matters including corporate development, business acquisition, customer relationships, growth strategies and corporate finance. From 2003 to 2011, Mr. Abramson worked at Martek Biosciences Corporation (NASDAQ: MATK), serving as President of the Company beginning in 2006. During Mr. Abramson’s tenure, market penetration grew to 99.5% in its core U.S. infant formula business.
Robert Gillison, Board member
Mr. Gillison brings to Noblegen experience in the food and beverage industry. He served as the Vice President of Corporate Development for Martek Biosciences Corporation (NASDAQ: MATK) for six years. Mr. Gillison played a key role in transitioning Martek’s business from an R & D company to a fully integrated, profitable, commercial organization with over $470 million in annual sales. Prior to joining Martek, Mr. Gillison was the Senior Vice President and Treasurer for U.S. Foodservice (1997-2006). In this position Mr. Gillison raised more than $3 billion in capital in the form of syndicated bank loans, asset securitizations, equipment leasing and equity offerings to support the growth and acquisition activity at the company.
Kate Ramsay, Board Member
Kate Ramsay is a 5th Generation family business owner, venture philanthropist and angel investor. She is both a sole proprietor and a director of one of Canada’s largest family enterprises which will be celebrating its 160th in 2017. Kate has been a lifelong volunteer and has served on Trent University’s Board of Governors from 2001 to 2010, and has played governance and advocacy roles in the fields of education, agriculture, conservation, children’s mental health, victims of violence, the arts, and community policing.
Gwyn Morgan, Board Member
Gwyn Morgan was founding CEO of EnCana Corp.; Canada’s largest energy company. EnCana was Canada’s most valuable company with a stock market value of approximately $60-billion when Gwyn stepped down in 2005. Gwyn has been inducted as a Member of The Order of Canada. He has served on the board of directors of five global corporations. He serves as a trustee of the Fraser Institute, the Manning Centre for Building Democracy and the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education.
John Desbiens, Board Member
John Desbiens is the President & CEO of Cambium Environmental, a professional engineering and consulting firm established since 2006, and holds leadership positions in several community organizations. His strong technical, communication, and organizational skills, and his specific experience in drinking water systems, water quality, and water quantity, make him an invaluable asset to Noblegen.