Max Fehlmann

President and Scientific Director, IRCM

Max Fehlmann has been appointed President and Scientific Director of the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) in March 2019.

Before joining the IRCM, Dr. Fehlmann was President and CEO of the Cancer Research Society. Previously, he was also Founding President and Chief Executive Officer of the NEOMED Institute as well as founding President and CEO of CQDM, a pre-competitive research consortium based in Montreal, where he helped align innovations from universities and SMEs with the needs of the industry. 

Dr. Fehlmann began his career in the field of research as a Visiting Scientist at Harvard Medical School in the United States, Professor of Biochemistry and Pharmacology at the Université de Nice, in France, and Research Director at the Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale, in Nice, France. He is the principal author of more than 100 scientific publications and 200 scientific abstracts. 

In the pharmaceutical sector, Dr. Fehlmann is the founder of Aster Biotechnologies in France, where he was the President and CEO, as well as the President and CEO of Chronogen in Montreal. He has also served as Zambon Group’s Vice President of Research and Development in Italy for its international preclinical, clinical and business development activities. In addition, he founded Z-Cube, a venture capital and investment fund associated with the Zambon Group. 

Dr. Fehlmann holds a PhD in Biochemistry from Université Laval, a PhD in Pharmacology from the Université de Nice and an MBA from the Sophia-Antipolis Business Development Centre at the Université de Nice. He is currently a member of many boards of directors in Canada and France.