Ela Borenstein

Program Director, BDC Capital

160120_ela_borenstein_bioshot-srgbEla Borenstein is the Program Director for Market Development at BDC Capital. She first joined BDC in 2007 as an investor in early-stage life sciences companies and now has nearly 30 years of management, entrepreneurial and investing experience.

Prior to joining BDC, she was Chief Operating Officer at a VC-backed biotech and previously held the position of Vice President in clinical, regulatory affairs and product strategy for various companies, as well as Senior Vice President of Scientific Affairs for Technilab Pharma during the company’s successful IPO. Ela’s diversified background includes senior management responsibilities in drug and medical device development as well as key involvement in product acquisition and M&A activities.

Ela is a Kauffman Fellow, a society for leaders in venture capital, and an advisor, mentor and guest lecturer with several organisations and Canadian universities.

Ela holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Western Ontario, a Master of Science in Pharmacology from the University of Toronto and an MBA in Bio-Industries from Université du Québec à Montréal.