Shelley King is the founding CEO of Natural Products Canada (NPC). Shelley has spent over 25 years working in Canada’s innovation and technology space in academia, not-for-profit, and the private sector (NPC is a national organization that helps move innovative natural products to market). Before starting with NPC, Shelley was CEO of Synapse (an independently incorporated company that helps transfer the expertise and knowledge housed in the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) into products, processes, services, and insights that provides practical social and economic benefit beyond the university environment). Shelley was also the Vice-President of Research & Business Development with Genome Atlantic for almost seven years. Prior to this, she was President of NovaLipids Inc (a biotech company) for over nine years.
Shelley holds a BSc in Biology a Master of Science in Neuroscience, and a Master of Business Administration all from Memorial University of Newfoundland.