Biography: Jaspinder Komal

Assistant Deputy Minister (Defence Research and Development Canada)

Dr. Jaspinder Komal graduated from the Faculté de médecine vétérinaire at the Université de Montréal in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, with a degree in Veterinary Medicine and a post-graduate degree in Veterinary Microbiology.

He began his veterinary career specializing in small animals in a practice in the Eastern Townships of the province of Quebec.

In 1994, Dr. Komal joined the Public Service as a Veterinary Inspector as well as a Laboratory Supervisor in Atlantic Canada. In 2000, Dr. Komal and his family moved to Ottawa where he held various positions of increasing responsibility within the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and other departments, such as Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and Health Canada.

Over the course of his long career, Dr. Komal has gained extensive and diversified experience as a senior scientific leader, having advanced key Government of Canada priorities and building collaborative partnerships within government, academia and industry.

Currently, Dr. Komal is the Assistant Deputy Minister, Defence Research and Development Canada, Department of National Defence.

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