People: Sophiris Bio Inc (SPHS.OQ)
7 Dec 2018
Mr. James Heppell is an Independent Director of Sophiris Bio Inc., since May 20, 2003. Mr. Heppell was our founding Chief Executive Officer and President and has served on our Board since May 2003. He is President of BC Advantage Funds (VCC) Ltd., a venture capital corporation located in British Columbia, a position he has held since July 2005. Prior to his involvement with BC Advantage Funds, Mr. Heppell was co-founder, Chief Executive Officer and Fund Manager of the Advantage Life Science Fund I. Mr. Heppell is a director of BC Advantage Funds (VCC) Ltd. and Venturi Ventures Inc., a medical device firm, and Chairman or director of a number of private life science companies. Previously, Mr. Heppell was Chairman of Inovio Biomedical Corp., a public biotechnology company. Mr. Heppell has a B.Sc. degree in microbiology and an LL.B. from the University of British Columbia. Based on Mr. Heppell’s experience investing in and building life science companies as well as his experience serving on the boards of other public and private life science companies, the Board believes Mr. Heppell has the appropriate set of skills to serve on our Board.
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