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Liz Gyekye

Enerkem appoints new CEO.

Enerkem, a Canadian company that produces biofuels from waste, has announced that it has appointed Dominique Boies as its CEO and CFO.

Boies joined the company in January 2017 as Executive Vice-President and CFO. In January 2018, upon the retirement of Enerkem CEO and co-founder, Vincent Chornet, for health reasons, Boies was named action CEO, while maintaining his role as CFO. Cornet died on 26 June following along and courageous battle against his illness.

Boies has more than 20 years of experience in corporate strategy, operations and financing. Prior to joining Enerkem, he served as Executive Vice-President and CFO at Rona, and among other accomplishments led the company’s turnaround as well as the $3.2bn transaction that resulted in the acquisition of RONA by Lowe’s. Prior to this, Boies held various senior executive positions at RBC Royal Bank and at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Quebec. Boies holds a master’s degree in finance from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).

Enerkem also said that its Board of Directors announced the return of Joshua Ruch as Chair of the Board. Ruch, who had served in this position since 2011, had relinquished this position.

“The appointment of Dominique Boies sends a clear signal of continuity at Enerkem,” Ruch said.

He added: “Since his arrival, he has played a key role in planning and executing on the company’s strategy, closing various rounds of financing and advancing our activities with strategic partners.

“During his time as acting CEO, Dominique showed great leadership in advancing the company and further establishing our position as the cutting-edge technology leader in the waste to biofuels and renewable chemicals arena.”

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