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Dean Wenham, PhD

Strategic Consultant

Dean Wenham is an entrepreneur in the biotechnology and environmental sciences space. After obtaining a PhD in Pharmacology from University College London and a postdoc at the Weis Center For Research, PA, he spent several years in the UK as a senior research scientist at Pfizer AstraZeneca. Feeling more at home driving big ideas with small teams, Dean founded the group that would eventually become Premier Partners in Montreal, Canada, in 2005. As founding CEO, he built a unique drug development company specializing in helping small- to medium-sized biopharma companies navigate preclinical and early clinical development.

Dean has since co-founded and led Ocean Diagnostics in Victoria, BC, an environmental technology company specializing in addressing plastic pollution and biodiversity loss. Dean is actively involved in both the biopharma and environmental sciences industries and focuses on strategic consulting, providing scientific and business strategy for early-stage companies, entrepreneurs, and academics.