Jean Hamel


Jean Hamel, Vice-President of Industry and Partnerships at FPInnovations, has over 30 years of experience in R&D in the forest products industry. As Vice-President of FPInnovations since 2009, Jean has led an innovation program in chemistry and biosourced biomaterials and their applications, in addition to supporting operational excellence in the forest products industry. Under his leadership, four large demonstration plants were brought to pre-commercialization stage for the production of lignin, nanocellulose, cellulose filaments and cellulosic sugars. Since 2017, Mr. Hamel has been responsible for the relations and partnerships with the industry and managing intellectual property.