Aplantex Announces the Composition of Its Advisory Board

Aplantex Announces the Composition of Its Advisory Board

Aplantex Announces the Composition of Its Advisory Board

MONTREAL–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mr. Patrick Charest, B. Sc., P. Eng., CEO of Aplantex, is pleased to announce the composition of the company’s Advisory Board. “Aplantex is honoured by the wholehearted commitment of the following business leaders who will act as mentors in its mission of simplifying and broadening access to the valuable plant-based bioactive molecules that daily impact our health and well-being,” states Mr. Charest.

Véronique Bougie, M.Sc., COO of SemaThera Inc., is trained in microbiology, virology, and immunology, Mrs. Bougie is dedicated to promoting leading-edge innovations by creating the best possible environment for their development. Chairwoman of Aplantex’s Advisory Board, she serves as the strategic development advisor.

Shawn Batten, President of Groupe SIP, a construction firm specializing in data centres and the pharmaceutical and agrifood industries. He serves as the manufacturing compliance advisor.

Philippe Monette, CIP, Executive Vice-president of Hub International. Mr. Monette is a property insurance broker with a specialization in professional liability. He serves as the Risk management advisor.

Jean-Sébastien Crépeau, Portfolio management expert. A seasoned investment specialist and portfolio manager, Mr. Crépeau helps individuals achieve their business and personal goals. He serves as the Financial strategy advisor.

Maxime Bernatchez, lawyer, and partner, Hackett Campbell Bouchard. An experienced lawyer who pleads regularly before Quebec courts, Me Bernatchez heads the civil litigation department at HCB and is an accredited civil and commercial mediator. He serves as the legal advisor.

Normand Flageole, President, Faste communication. Recognized as a talented and energetic ideas man who knows digital, broadcast, and print media like the back of his hand, Mr. Flageole has developed and managed powerful B2B and B2C campaigns. He serves as the communications advisor.

Patrick Beck, P.Eng., M.Sc.A, Vice-president, Natural Resources, Industry and Environment, SGS Canada Inc. Mr. Beck is recognized for his operational rigour in managing multidisciplinary teams in the field of technical services in Canada, the US, and Europe. He serves as the Operations management advisor.

“Aplantex is privileged to benefit from the in-depth knowledge and experience of this powerful team to focus on the many issues it must address for the successful execution of its strategic plan,” concludes Mr. Charest.


The Aplantex scientific team has developed a unique process for the production of certified high-value molecules that enjoy strong demand from major players in many industries. The core of this green biotechnology process consists of the continuous production in a controlled environment of biomass originating from photosynthetic plant replicators. This abundant biomass is dried, and the extraction, fragmentation, and purification stages allow the separation of the specific molecules essential to the production of popular products in the health, beauty, and food & beverage industries.

The photosynthetic plant replicators can store up to 40% of their dry weight of atmospheric CO2 and, in Quebec, can be grown year-round in a controlled environment using sustainable hydroelectric power. With its eco-friendly process, Aplantex is thus a preferred supplier for any company looking to comply with ESG criteria.


Marc-André Ménard

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