Francis Beland Named Executive Director at OASIS Open

Mary Beth Minto

-Sending on behalf of Gershon Janssen, OASIS Board of Directors Chair-

To OASIS Open Project participants and other interested parties:

I’m happy to announce that Francis Beland is the new Executive Director at OASIS Open.

Francis brings a great deal of enthusiasm and experience as a global thought leader with a passion for disruptive technology and developing large-scale transformational programs with robust commercial leadership. In addition to his background developing innovation programs in healthcare, automotive, biotech, medical devices, governments, oil & gas and energy industries, Francis has held an open innovation advisor role for organizations such as the WHO, WFP, and the European Commission. He previously served as Senior Partner/COO at GAV Conservation Management and as partner at Deloitte/Monitor Group (Los Angeles).

As we begin this next chapter with Francis, I'd like to acknowledge the OASIS Board of Directors for investing their time and consideration in the search and interview process. The number of extremely qualified candidates who applied for the position was evidence of the respect OASIS holds in the international community, which is the direct result of the outstanding work of our members.

The Board and staff are excited to work with Francis, and I’m sure you will share that excitement as you begin to work with him over the coming weeks.

Please join me in welcoming Francis to the OASIS community.


Gershon Janssen
Chair, OASIS Open Board of Directors