Jacques Beaudry-Losique joins Algenol as Senior VP
August 1, 2013
acques Beaudry-Losique has joined Algenol Biofuels Inc. as Senior Vice President of Corporate and Business Development. Algenol created this new position in response to their rapid growth and preparation for commercialization. Mr. Beaudry-Losique will lead the Business Development team as the company identifies, evaluates and pursues commercial opportunities and partnerships. In his new role, Jacques will also lead and manage government and regulatory affairs for the Company, working with elected officials and government agencies on policy and regulatory issues. He is expected to spend a large amount of his time in Washington, D.C. monitoring and advocating on Algenol’s behalf at the federal level as they prepare to expand.
“Jacques is an outstanding addition to Algenol’s executive team,” said Paul Woods, Chief Executive Officer. “He is fulfilling a critically important Business Development role for us as we work to expand and commercialize our technology. I am thrilled to welcome Jacques to the team.”
Jacques brings more than 20 years experience working in the energy and technology sectors, most recently as the Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy for Codexis, a publicly traded biofuels and biopharma company. From 2005 to 2011, Beaudry-Losique held senior policy and management positions at the Department of Energy. At the DOE, Jacques led efforts to build a second-generation biofuels industry across two administrations, managed three clean energy programs, and served for two years as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Energy. Mr. Beaudry-Losique was also instrumental in decisions to invest more than $1.5 billion of Recovery Act funds in renewable energy projects, including $800 million in biofuels projects, including all Integrated Biorefinery Projects.