Zollaris Management Team


Its team composed of individuals are the top in their field and together form a harmonious symphony of science and sales.


Mireille Samson

Chief Executive Officer & Director
Advanced Bio-Oil Technologies Limited

From 1975 through 1982, Ms. Samson was employed as a Registered Nurse, first with the Canadian Air Reserve and with various Canadian hospitals and a Swiss hospital.  She attended St-Jean-sur-Richelieu College with diplomas in Science (1974) and Registered Nurse (1974-1977). During those years, she also added to her curriculum, courses in Cinema, Jazz Ballet, Theater and Spanish language.

She entered in aviation through skydiving in 1981 and was a member of the skydiving exhibition team. Gold medalist at the Quebec Summer Games in 1973.

Starting in 1982 through the present, Ms. Samson has had a variety of helicopter and fixed wing pilot experiences. She is also a licensed Canadian Airline Helicopter Pilot, Commercial Fixed Wing Pilot and has an American Commercial Helicopter license.

Through this, a career as a stunt pilot for the movies materialized. She has been involved in many films and she has performed either as an actress, stunt double or stunt performer in more than 30 major Canadian and American productions. She has acquired a solid knowledge and insight into the film business. She is a member of the Alliance of Canadian Television and Radio Artists (known as ACTRA) and member of Union of Artists (known as UDA).

From May 1988 until now, she has been a helicopter pilot for the Canadian Coast Guard, the first woman in history to be so employed.
Ms. Samson has received the following citations:

  • “The Exemplary Medals” given by Lieutenant Governor of Quebec, the Honorable J. Michel Doyon. The Exemplary medals recognize those persons in high-risk professions who have dedicated themselves to preserving Canada’s public safety through long and outstanding service.
  • “Act of Bravery” given by John Adams, Commissioner Canadian Coast Guard.
  • “Act of Bravery” given by the Honorable David Collenette, Ministry of Transport
  • (to rescue kayakers in the Archipelago of Montmagny), June 30, 1998.
  • “Commissioner’s Commendation” in recognition of a gesture of bravery, a delicate rescue
  • operation to Dombourgs Islets, October 10, 2000.
  • “Commissioner’s Commendation” in recognition of the dedication and professionalism shown in the framework of the missions at the International Polar Year and Excellence 
  • Articnet Network.

We selected Ms. Samson as a member of our management team because of our belief in her credibility. Ms. Samson has been given the trust of the Canadian Government with the highest level of security clearance. She has been entrusted as a pilot and Commander on board her vessel with the presence of the Prime Minister of Canada and members of his cabinet, with scientists that visited the Northern regions of Canada for ecological studies, with heads of major corporations and with missions to save lives.

Her training almost paramilitary in nature, which includes precision and self-resolve to accomplish the task at hand, to command and execute missions, to organize and develop tactical plans, gives her the competence. Through her profession as a nurse, then as a helicopter pilot, especially with the Canadian Coast Guard, she has participated in many missions in the most unpredictable and tempestuous environments where the simplest decisions make a difference between life and death. The respect of the human environment is so basic to her existence.

Francesca Albano

Francesca Albano

Chief Financial Officer & Director
Advanced Bio-Oil Technologies Limited and
Zollaris Laboratories Corp.

Ms. Albano has, or had, the following Canadian professional licenses: 

  • Certified General Accountant - May of 1991 to April of 2007; 
  • Certified Public Accountant - September of 1994 to April of 2007; 
  • Insurance of Persons - October of 2004 to October of 2008; 
  • Mutual Fund License - July of 2004 to the present. 

Her educational background includes:

  • A Canadian Securities course - lnstitute of Canadian Securities and a course in Conduct 
  • and Practice Handbook - lnstitute of Canadian Securities; both in June of 2000. 

Ms. Albano has:

  • A Certificate in Accountancy - McGill University Continuing Education 
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June of 1991; 
  • Bachelor of Commerce - McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, November of 1983;
  • Diploma of Collegial Studies - Vanier College, St-Laurent, Quebec, Canada, 1980; 
  • Secondary V Learning Certificate.

Ms. Albano possesses comprehensive Banking Training for: 

  • Mortgages - Credit analysis - Loans - lnvestments - Mutual Funds; 
  • As well as Training Sessions offered by AGF Canada in collaboration 
  • with Primerica lnvestments in 2004; 
  • Association of Certified General Accountants - Seminars in Personal Taxation in 2003; 
  • H&R BLOCK - Course in personal income taxation in 2000.

She has been self-employed since January of 2004 as a Mutual Fund Sales Representative and Financial Securities Advisor. Ms. Albano is currently employed (since October 1st, 2016) with Banque Laurentienne du Canada, located in Montreal, Canada, as a Financial Advisor. She is also currently employed (since April of 2005) with Groupe lnvestors of Montreal as a Financial Consultant. Ms. Albano was employed with Primerica of LaSalle, Quebec, Canada as a Financial Securities Advisor from January of 2004 to March of 2005. Prior to that, she was a ControlIer of the Old Port Hotels and Restaurants, Montreal, Canada from November of 2002 to December of 2003. ln this position she prepared year-end audits and financial statements, implemented controls with respect to sales and inventory, supplied daily cash analysis, and cash reports, city taxes reports and budgets for real estate holding companies. Ms. Albano was an auditor, accountant, consultant or controlIer for other Canadian firms and employers dating back to 1984. This included her employment with Friedman and Friedman, Chartered Accounts, in Montreal, Canada, as an Auditor from January of 1989 to December of 1992. Ms. Albano performed external auditing, year-end audits, review engagements, Notices to Reader, implementation of internal controls, system audits, Compliance Testing in the Industries including: Canada Bond Rating Services, Customs Brokers, Pension Funds, Trust Accounts, Real Estate, Manufacturing, Professional Firms, Wholesalers and Brokerage Houses.

Laura Hasse

Laura Hasse

Chief Operating Officer & Director
Advanced Bio-Oil Technologies Limited

Ms. Haase is a self-motivated professional with over eighteen years of experience in public, private, and non-profit financial management, including six years of project management with Information Systems Technology. She possesses exceptional planning, analysis, decision-making, and problem-solving skills. She demonstrates excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Ms. Haase professional experience has been vast from Information Technology, State Road and Tollway Authority March 2016 to Present Project Manager for Information Technology (IT) to Faculty Member, American Intercontinental University,-Atlanta Campus April 2015 to Present Adjunct Faculty Member to Faculty Member, University of Phoenix, Atlanta Campus and Online June 2002 to Present Faculty Member. Her background experience at Technology Services, Georgia Department of Education from June 2009 to March 2016 as a Project Manager for Technology Services (IT) to Facilities Services Unit, Georgia Department of Education-Facilities from June 2007 to June 2009 as a Project Management Coordinator - 2 to Facilities Services Unit, Georgia Department of Education from June 2005 to June 2007 Grants Administrator.

Ms. Haase early experience at Lumpkin County, Finance Department from January 2005 to May 2005 as a Finance Director at the City of Alpharetta, Police Department from August 2003 to December 2004 as a Budget and Payroll Manager, Haase & Associates, LLC Financial Consulting and Governmental Affairs November 2001 to April 2003 Proprietor of Georgia Municipal Association from May 2000 to October 2001 as a Governmental Affairs Manager, August 2000 to October 2001 and at the DeKalb County Government from August 1995 to April 2000.

Ms. Haase’s formal education comes from attending The University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona (November 2014) to Doctor of Management in Information Systems & Technology, from The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia for her Master’s Degree of Public Administration, (Finance and Budget specialization) 1996, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 1994.

Domenico Fuoco

Domenico Fuoco

Zollaris Laboratories Corp.

Domenico Fuoco, Ph.D., has joined Zollaris Laboratories Corp. as its Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Fuoco has over 16 years of experience in the research and development of innovative solutions for the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Fuoco was trained at the prestigious Department of Oncology of McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) in Montreal, Canada from 2012 to 2015.

During this time, Dr. Fuoco worked on the next generation of medications for AVEO Oncology and Helsinn Therapeutics. Prior to this, Dr. Fuoco obtained his PhD and Post-Doc training in medicinal chemistry and drug discovery at the University of Perugia in ltaly with further studies at the University of Salamanca School of Pharmacy in Spain.

Dr. Fuoco is recognized for the transdisciplinary approach of his work. ln 2010, Dr. Fuoco was the Main Scientist of the ltalian Mission in Amazonia, Bogotà, Colombia. Dr. Fuoco’s publications cover a wide range of chemical fields, from functional foods to autoimmune diseases. ln 2015, Dr. Fuoco was honored with the prestigious Dr. Henry Shibata Fellowship from the Cedar Cancer Foundation for his work in the field of palliative care. Dr. Fuoco is an active member of the ltalian Canadian Community Foundation and is very active within his community.

Pascale Houde

Pascal Houde

Chief Communication Officer
Zollaris Laboratories Corp.

After university studies in biotech and architecture, the interest quickly shifted towards business affairs and the mindset of the serial entrepreneur for which “build, measure and learn” is the only goal for the analytical mind that is focused on problem-solving. Therefore, management and administration became de facto from the involvement in many ventures and organizations, as well as being a speaker for some of them.

Currently in the currency exchange industry as the COO of MULTI MONETA FINANCIAL SERVICES and part-time trader on several markets while diversifying investments in every sector of the economy. Also acting as a researcher, consultant and advisor for new startups basing their core business on the revolutionary Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies.

Prior to that (2008-2012), founding RE-VOLT BATTERIES INC. gave new insights regarding the battery recycling processes for the transit transportation fleets. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Houde was on top of iBid e-commerce chain stores selling online from brick-and-mortar store franchises. 2004 to 2006 was a time where as a co-founder, lead seller and customer service agent of VISIONTECH INC., advertising LED panels and LED channel letters were manufactured, assembled and programmed in our factory based in Montreal, Canada.

With over 10 years of experience in management positions at Canada Post governmental mail services, the passion now moves on to the mission that ZOLLARIS is putting in place for the pharmaceutical, the cosmetic and the food industries.

Artour Babaiants

Artour Babaiants

Chief Agronomist Officer
Zollaris Laboratories Corp.

Mr. Babaiants brings much to Zollaris Laboratories Corp. as its Chief Agronomist as he is one of the architects of the joint ventures in Uzbekistan and Greece. His experience in business and knowledge of plants make him an important asset to the company and its shareholders. As Vice President of Business Development, he is an important asset to the company.

PhD- Candidate of Sciences (Equivalent to UNESCO ISCED, level 8)
Tashkent Agricultural lnstitute, Plant Breeding, Selection and Genetics

Master of Science
Scientific and Research lnstitute of Plant growing named after N.I Vavilov, Agronomy

Bachelor of Science
Tashkent Agricultural lnstitute, Agronomy
Minored in Fruit and Vegetable Growing and Viticulture

Nathalie Toutant

Nathalie Toutant

Chief Quality Control Officer
Zollaris Laboratories Corp.

Nathalie Toutant worked for more than 30 years in the pharmaceutical and food industry before joining Top Canada Pharma Inc. She was Vice President of Scientific Affairs and a member of the Executive Committee of a growing generic drug company in Canada. ln this role, she was responsible for the strategic development of the business plan for the Department of Scientific Affairs. She also needed to identify opportunities (products and partners) in strategic planning 0-5 years, establish the associated budget of all the company’s scientific business projects. Manage the development of generic products and natural health products and their registration with various regulatory authorities in Canada and internationally.

As a Quality Director, Nathalie was responsible for food safety, management and maintenance of the HACCP and quality system for 27 plants in North America.

Dynamic and with a lot of leadership, she knows how to mobilize people and work as a team.

Nathalie holds a Bachelor degree from the University of Montreal in Biochemistry and a DESG Graduate Diploma in Management.

Her experience and knowledge of the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and food industries, her vast network of contacts and her reputation make her an extremely qualified professional to help an organization to conceive and support growth.

Company Structure

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