For McGill alumnus, seaweed is green gold


Jean-Paul Deveau sells seaweed — or rather, products derived from it. His company, Acadian Seaplants Limited, is the world’s biggest producer of seaweed-based fertilizers and products for human and animal consumption. The company manufactures in five locations, including New Brunswick, Maine and Ireland; and exports to over 80 countries. One of those countries is Japan, where Deveau’s products are ubiquitous.

Deveau is, in a word, accomplished. Before getting his MBA at Desautels, he earned degrees in Science and Industrial Engineering. He is a certified fireworks operator and a ski instructor who specializes in teaching people with disabilities.

Read full article: The Globe and Mail, February 13, 2017