Bogdan Ciobanu was appointed Vice-President of the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) in 2011.
He joined NRC in 1998 as an IRAP Associate Regional Director and became the Executive Director for the Québec Region in 2004. Before joining NRC, Mr. Ciobanu had a breadth of experience having worked in R&D and consulting with a major research organization, was involved with sales and marketing for a computer numeric control (CNC) company and was a senior manager for an engine parts manufacturer.
With an extensive engineering background in computer aided manufacturing and mechanical design, as well as a successful track record in commercialization of technology and business innovation, Mr. Ciobanu has worked both in Canada and in Europe.
He has actively contributed to the Canadian innovation landscape as a board member of several associations such as CRIAQ (Consortium de recherche et d'innovation en aérospatiale au Québec), CEFRIO (Centre francophone de l'informatisation des organisations) and ADRIQ (Association de la recherche industrielle du Québec). He also chaired the Manufacturing and Materials Strategic Projects Committee of NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada).
Mr. Ciobanu holds an MBA from the John Molson School of Business and is a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec.