Aeterna Zentaris, a specialty biopharmaceutical company, has appointed Geneviève Lemaire, currently interim corporate controller, to serve as the company's vice president of finance and chief accounting officer. She assumes these roles from Keith Santorelli, who has left the company to pursue other opportunities.

Lemaire has worked in various accounting and audit functions for Ernst & Young in Canada and Switzerland and in senior finance and accounting functions in other organizations. She will be the principal financial officer overseeing the completion and filing of the company's 2015 annual audited consolidated financial statements and the related documents and filings, while also providing the overall leadership in the finance and accounting function within the company.