Desautels alumnus and Global Expert rebuilds after major biking accident


Jonathan Ross Goodman (BA’89, MBA/LLB’93) is the CEO of Montreal-based pharmaceutical company Knight Therapeutics and a Desautels Global Expert. He is also a textbook case of how to overcome adversity: A 2011 biking accident left him in a coma for weeks and caused massive brain damage. Even today, his short-term memory is poor and he has trouble eating. But Mr. Goodman is also still a CEO and a leader in the pharma trade. In 2014, he sold his previous company for almost $3 billion US, created Knight as a spinoff company, and put money into life science funds that are helping to support his firm’s R&D.

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