John Hyshka is a senior executive leader and positive entrepreneurial business builder with a long history of establishing successful companies. His career has been focused on developing agricultural biotechnology and life science technologies.  John is a member of the Board of Directors for SaskPower.

He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Defyrus Inc. and has also served as the chairman of AgWest Bio and was a founding Board Member of the Saskatchewan Nutraceutical Network.  John has sat on two venture capital advisory boards in Canada.

He was on the Board of the Saskatoon and Saskatchewan Chambers of Commerce, and the Business Development Bank of Canada. He has also been an adviser to Working Ventures for several years.