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Apobiologix - Our Leadership

Michael (Mike) Woolcock

Mike Woolcock serves as senior vice president of Apobiologix, a leader in biologic innovation and biosimilar development. Mike has more than 30 years of experience managing commercialization of pharmaceutical and biotech products. He has worked in small and large pharmaceutical companies as well as start-up and large biotechnology companies. In addition, to his commercial experience Mike has spent time in R&D roles within the industry globally. He provides the company with valuable insight into the evolving biosimilar landscape. Tapping into his deep understanding of development and commercialization, he offers strategic input to support commercial planning for the biosimilars of interest to Apobiologix.

Mike has been a member of Apotex for over ten years. Prior to joining Apotex, Mike held positions with Procter & Gamble, Cortech and Amgen. Mike earned his BSc in Biochemistry and Genetics from La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.

Dr. Nirmesh Shah

Nirmesh has 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry working in both the commercial and medical affairs divisions. He has been with Apotex since 2015 and he previously worked for IQVIA as the Director of Medical Affairs. Nirmesh has also worked for Johnson & Johnson and Sunovion. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of South Carolina.

Chris Fournier

Chris has 26 years of commercial experience in pharmaceuticals and medical device. He is currently focused on the expansion of Apobiologix' biosimilars portfolio as Director of Global Business Development and Strategic Marketing. Prior to his current role, Chris was Director of Sales and Marketing during Apobiologix' entry to the Canadian market. He joined Apotex in 2009 managing the commercial portfolio and global product selection. Before transitioning to biosimilars, he was the Director of Apotex's specialty portfolio.

Chris studied Business Administration at Wilfrid Laurier University. He started his pharmaceutical career at IMS where he held domestic and international commercial roles including 3 years with IMS' Global Services division based in London, UK. Chris gained brand healthcare marketing and sales experience during his time at Bayer and Zimmer.

For potential Business Development opportunities, please contact Chris

Joe Carrier

Joe has been with Apobiologix since 2012 and has been the head of its Program Management team since 2017. He has 15 years of experience delivering on project execution and operations for biologic pharmaceuticals. Having served in brand and biosimilars organizations, and on both the R&D and commercial operations sides of the business, Joe has been involved in the development, approval, manufacture and supply of multiple commercially marketed biologic drugs.

Joe oversees the day-to-day operations of Apobiologix and leads a team that develops processes and systems to coordinate assessment of pipeline products, product lifecycle management, commercial supply and business analytics.

Joe earned a B.Sc. from McMaster University and an MBA from Schulich School of Business.

Rob Butler

Rob Butler serves as Director, Sales and Marketing at Apobiologix, a leader in biologic innovation and biosimilar development. Rob has more than 30 years of experience working in both the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors in several different roles including sales, clinical research, marketing and sales management. In the last 23 years Rob, has worked exclusively in the area of Oncology and brings this knowledge and experience to Apobiologix.

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