Ron Keefe (Chair)
Counsel to Stewart McKelvey law firm, Member of Island Capital Partners (Synapse Chair)

Mr. Keefe is Counsel to Stewart McKelvey law firm and Member of Island Capital Partners. He is the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BioVectra Inc., a dynamic and innovative player in the global biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. The company has received numerous awards over the years including being named as one of the Top 101 Companies in Atlantic Canada.

Keefe is also the CEO of the Regis Duffy BioScience Fund Inc., a private venture fund targeting science-based businesses. He is a past Director and Chairman of the Maritime Electric Company Limited, a subsidiary of Fortis Inc. and a current member and past Chairman of the Board of the PEI BioAlliance Inc., a company dedicated to the advancement of the bioscience sector of Prince Edward Island’s economy.  He is also a past Chairman of the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council, an independent think-tank dedicated to economic progress in Atlantic Canada. He is a member of the BIOTECanada Board of Directors and a member of the board of governors of UPEI.  He is a member of the council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (PEI). He was recently named one of the Top 50 CEOs in Atlantic Canada.

Keefe is President of Communities 13 Inc., a non-profit organization that owns and operates a multipurpose recreational complex serving the needs of 12,000 residents in 13 communities. He is Past-President of the United Way of Prince Edward Island, a former Director of the Bank of Canada and a volunteer with Canada Games 2009.