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David King

David King, B.Comm, MBA, CA
President & CEO
GENESIS Group Inc.
TheTechnology Commercialization Arm of Memorial University


As a Chartered Accountant and an MBA, Dave King has a varied background in such diverse areas as manufacturing, mining and research. He has taught in the business faculties of Mount Allison University and Memorial University and spent ten years with the federal government involved in regional economic development in Atlantic Canada. For the past 20 years he has been involved in the commercialization of technology.

Mr. King was the founding Managing Director of the Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation. Mr. King is currently the President and CEO of the Genesis Group , the technology transfer and commercialization arm of Memorial University. GENESIS is a champion of Newfoundland's Biotechnology and Ocean Technology Sectors. In the mid-90's Mr. King founded the Genesis Centre a business incubator for technology-based entrepreneurs. The Centre has helped start over 50 companies and Genesis Centre graduates have raised over $18 million in private sector investment and graduate companies now have annual sales in excess of $100 million and employ over 500 people. Mr. King has been named one of the Top 50 CEO's in Atlantic Canada and was awarded the Life Sciences Leadership Award from the Newfoundland Alliance of Technology Industries. Mr. King has served on a number of National and Regional Boards including the Research Partnerships Committee of NSERC, the Alliance for the Commercialization of Canadian Technology ( ACCT) and Genome Atlantic. He also serves on the Audit Committee of Springboard Atlantic and Chairs the Review Committee for the College and Community Innovation Program of NSERC.