Triple Hair Inc.
Triple Hair was incorporated in 2014. The Company was created in order to carry out a study on the Triple Therapy for Androgenetic Alopecia Trial.
The main founder and shareholder of this company is Dr. Houfar Sekhavat. He conceived the idea of combining specific molecules in order to have a positive result for patients who suffer from androgenic alopecia. The other cofounders in Triple Hair Inc. are Dr. Peter Ford and Donna Steeves.
Dr. Houfar Sekhavat, MD.
Dr. Houfar Sekhavat, MD., is an ophthalmologist and has been practising since 2005. He is an integral part of the Atlantic Vision Group and has conducted over 8000 intraocular surgeries since joining the team. He studied medicine at Sherbrooke University and completed his specialty at Laval University, both in the province of Quebec. He is interested in international medicine, having practiced in various countries. He is a member in good standing of various international medical societies and actively participates in their meetings. He is fluent in four languages and has an interest in the cosmetic industry. Dr. Sekhavat has considerable experience in various fields of research. He is the founder and principal investigator of Triple Hair.
Peter Ford, Pharm D has been in business/practice for over 35 years. In 1991, he opened Ford’s Family Pharmacy and Wellness Centre, an independent pharmacy in Moncton, NB. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in Boston, and his doctoral degree from Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA in 2006. While practicing, he has developed 100’s of unique formulations to help individuals with their health conditions. He remains very active in practice and has worked with many universities across Canada.
He was acclaimed internationally with the ‘2001 Compounding Pharmacist of the Year’ industry award. He has been a guest speaker locally, nationally and internationally, has extensive experience in compounding and is well known in the Maritimes for his participation in various Canadian research projects.
Donna Steeves, MA
Donna Steeves, MA was previously owner and CEO of Atlantic Vision Group in Moncton, NB. The Atlantic Vision Group clinic has provided leading eye care services in eastern Canada for nearly 20 years. Atlantic Vision Group continues to deliver the most comprehensive diagnostic eye care services in eastern Canada and is the largest eye care clinic east of Montreal.
Donna’s studies include her undergrad at McGill University followed by her Master’s Degree at the University of Toronto. Her experience in business management combined with creative organizational strategies and skills has provided the vision and leadership in several multi-million dollar businesses. Donna's combination of experience, energy and passion to succeed at every level has provided valuable support to Triple Hair's success thus far.
Jean-Philippe Gravel, MBA
President and CEO
Jean-Philippe Gravel has over 15 years of experience in management and business development, having worked in key strategic roles mainly with medical, pharmaceutical and natural health product companies, including as CEO of TSXV-listed Mondias Natural Products and Vice President, Business Development at Capilia, a North American leader in hair loss solutions.
He also previously held the role of Marketing Director for Wampole, a division of JAMP Pharma Corporation and was responsible for the development and commercialization of 62 over-the-counter products. Prior to his position in the pharmaceutical industry, Mr. Gravel successfully managed different units and departments for Desjardins, the leading cooperative group in Canada. Mr. Gravel is a graduate of the executive MBA program from l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).
Satish Asotra, Ph.D., MBA
Chief Scientific Officer
Satish is a senior executive and strategic leader with a proven track record of driving pharmaceutical development, innovation and process improvement with 25 years of experience, including more than 12 years in topical and dermatological product development. Prior to joining Triple Hair, he was Senior Vice President at Avicanna, where he was in-charge of Scientific Affairs and Quality as well as Vice President of R&D. He led a multidisciplinary team and provided leadership to the scientific team that developed pharmaceutical/healthcare products, prepared CMC packages and filed regulatory dossiers for clinical studies. During his extensive scientific career, he also held the positions of Chief Scientific Officer at AHI, Senior Director of Research and Development at Accucaps, and Vice President of Research and Development at Odan Laboratories and Taro Pharmaceuticals.
Satish has also published more than 35 research papers and written numerous review articles. He is a co-inventor of 12 awarded patents and has filed a patent in the United States in 2019 on a unique topical cannabis formulation with pharmaceutical application. Satish has an MBA from the Ivey Business School and a Ph.D. in Animal Science (Physiology and Biochemistry) from H.P.A University in Palampur, India.
Erika Tremblay-Gagnon, CPA CA, M.Sc.
Chief Financial Officer
Erika has over 14 years of financial executive experience in the technology, media, construction, mining, industrial products and services sectors. She is currently a partner at Gagnon Miquelon, a consulting firm in finance and taxation. Prior to this, Erika was Vice President, Corporate Finance at Stingray Group, where she supervised and directed financial operations relating to public disclosure, ongoing obligations of issuers, international tax strategy and compliance, monthly, quarterly and annual results, and treasury. Before joining Stingray, Erika was senior manager, audit and certification at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she provided audit services to SMEs and large Quebec-based and multinational public corporations. Erika is a chartered accountant, a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec and holds a Master of Science in administration from the University of Sherbrooke.
Attila Hajdu, M.Sc., MBA
Vice President, Business Development
Attila is an accomplished leader with over 20 years of experience in the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. Prior to joining Triple Hair, Attila held various senior leadership positions within XCO Tech, Stelvio Therapeutics, Sirona Biochem, GlaxoSmithKline and Astellas Pharma, mainly in business development, sales, marketing, finance and medical affairs. As a business development expert, he has played leading roles in facilitating new business opportunities by developing and executing successful corporate strategies which have enabled successful licensing of pipeline assets to pharmaceutical partners worldwide. He was instrumental in 9 different innovative product launches into markets with large unmet needs, which have transformed the treatment landscape by delivering medicines of value to the patients that need them. Attila received an MBA from Queen’s University and an M.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of Western Ontario.