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Who we are

Oceano Fresco is led by a Board of Directors combining plant and fish breeding with business experience, including launching and scaling up of startups. They are supported by a growing Operational Team covering R&D, production and business and an Advisory Board with world renowned breeding experts.

Board of Directors

Bernardo Ferreira de Carvalho

Bernardo Ferreira de Carvalho
CEO & Founder

INSEAD MBA and business degree. Entrepreneur and independent consultant for Fortune 500 companies in agro-genetics, pharma and banking.

Nuno Arantes-Oliveira

Nuno Arantes-Oliveira
Chairman

Life Science executive and entrepreneur. PhD in Genetics. MIT Portugal, NOVA-SBE. 200M Fund. Research at Univ. of California San Francisco.

Olivier Cottet

Olivier Cottet
Non-executive board member

Plant breeding specialist. More than 20 years of experience managing breeding programs of sunflower, oilseed rape and sugar beet at Syngenta.

Bernardo Empis Meira

Bernardo Empis Meira
Non-executive board member

Partner at BlueCrow Capital. Extensive experience in M&A, startup development and VC.

Bjorn Skjaevestad

Bjorn Skjaevestad
Non-executive board member

Owner of Altavida, Oslo. Numerous key roles in aquaculture, biotechnology and animal health ventures.

Operational Team

Andreia Cruz

Andreia Cruz
Research & Development

PhD in Molecular Biology and Genetics. Worked in several biotechnological projects related to the sea theme in prokaryotes and eukaryotes.

Óscar Iglesias

Óscar Iglesias
Production & Supply

Aquafarmer technician. More than 10 years of experience in molluscs hatcheries, mainly working with oysters and clams.

Ana Cerviño

Ana Cerviño
Production & Supply

PhD in Marine Biology and Aquaculture. Experienced in clams farming and in research projects to optimise its cultivation performance.

Rodrigo Clímaco

Rodrigo Clímaco
Production & Supply

Masters in Aquaculture and Fisheries and Bs.C. in Marine Biology. Experienced in shellfish off-shore farms design, installation and operation.

Inês Cruz

Inês Cruz
Admin & Finance

Technical degree of conservation and restoration of sculpture. 20 year professional experience combining local entrepreneurship with jobs in customer service and operacional administration.

Madalena Ferreira

Madalena Ferreira
Admin & Finance

Management informatics degree. 19 years of professional experience in telecom, IT and operational management in multinationals, local companies and start-ups.

Advisory Board

Stan Allen

Stan Allen

Shellfish breeding specialist. Director of Aquaculture Genetics and Breeding Technology Center at Virginia Institute of Marine Science (USA).

Øystein Lie

Øystein Lie

Finfish breeding specialist. 40 years of experience in managing finfish breeding companies and biomarine innovation centers.