2017

Get to Know Tim Lambert

What positions have you previously held leading up to your current role?

I have been CEO at Egg Farmers of Canada since 2003. Prior to that (from 1995-2003), I was the General Manager/Chief Operating Executive at Beef Improvement Ontario (BIO) in the area of beef cattle genetics. Before that, I was General Manager/Chief Operating Executive of Ontario Swine Improvement (OSI) until 1995 when I joined BIO. When I graduated from the University of Guelph, I was the first manager of genetic improvement programs in the pork and sheep industries.

 

What initially sparked your interest in the life science industry?

My interest in life sciences goes back to childhood. I always found animals interesting and while "wildlife biology" was probably my initial interest, I always thought agriculture was the most interesting way to apply science to real life and headed down that path in university.

 

Which leader in life science do you most look up to? 

Norman Borlaug - he changed the world in important ways.

 

What advice do you have for anyone pursuing a career in life science? 

Surround yourself with smart people ... then listen to them.

 

What do you do in your spare time? 

I volunteer for some charities, including Heart for Africa and the International Egg Foundation. I also have a boat, play golf, play hockey, love to hike, paint and draw.

 
What's your favourite dish? 

Boring, but good! Tenderloin steak, baked potato and a Caesar salad.

 
What do you most value in your friends? 

Loyalty.

 
Which talent/superpower would you most like to have?

I wish I had musical talent and if I could have a superpower, I would love to fly!

 
What do you consider your greatest achievement?

My family would be my greatest achievement. Career wise, I hope I haven't had it yet, but so far, it’s supplying protein (in the form of eggs) through helping to build an egg farm in Swaziland, Africa.

 

BONUS: Have you ever visited Manitoba? If so, what's your favourite thing about it?

I’ve visited Manitoba many times, and it would have to be the friendly people.

 

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