RAS Virtual Summit 2020
September 16, 2020 at
Technology meets sustainability
Speakers: Sylvia Wulf, CEO and president, AquaBounty Technologies
Alejandro Rojas, chief operating officer, AquaBounty Farms
Aquabounty Technologies delivers a presentation about the progress of production of the industry’s first genetically engineered salmon, farmed exclusively in RAS. AquaBounty CEO Sylvia Wulf and COO Alejandro Rojas will outline the milestones as well as the company’s future expansion plans in its bid to scale commercial production of the AquAdvantage salmon.
Sylvia A. Wulf, Chief Executive Officer and President, AquaBounty Technologies, Inc.
Ms. Wulf was appointed Executive Director, President, and Chief Executive Officer of AquaBounty as of January 1, 2019. Prior to joining AquaBounty, Ms. Wulf served as a Senior Vice President of US Foods, Inc., where she had been President of the Manufacturing Division since June 2011. Prior to US Foods, Ms. Wulf held senior positions in Tyson Foods, Inc., Sara Lee Corporation, and Bunge Corp. She is also currently on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the National Fisheries Institute and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization. Ms. Wulf has extensive experience in the food industry in North America, including its seafood sector. Ms. Wulf received a B.S. in Finance from Western Illinois University and an MBA from DePaul University.
Alejandro Rojas, D.V.M. Chief Operating Officer, AquaBounty Farms
Dr. Rojas joined AquaBounty as the Chief Operating Officer, AquaBounty Farms in February 2014. He formerly was the Production and Technical Manager for Marine Harvest from 1988 to 2000, where he was responsible for operations and the production of salmonids in Chile. He was also responsible for managing Quality Control Labs, Environmental Programs, and Fish Health Programs. Dr. Rojas has a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and a Bachelor of Science degree from the Universidad Austral de Chile and prior to AquaBounty spent 14 years as a Technical Advisor and Consultant to numerous global aquaculture and biotech companies working with marine fish, including salmon, seabass, seabream, and barramundi. His areas of expertise include benchmarking and market studies, technical and economic analysis for M&A activities, new species development in Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa, and consulting on fish production, aquatic health, environment, and biosecurity programs to private companies and governments.