The Team

The Team

João Rito
President
Co-founder and CEO of SEAentia. Passionate for aquaculture. Guest professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria.
Catarina Pinto Correia
Member of the Executive Board
Lawyer at Vieira de Almeida, partner in the area of Public Law. Responsible for advising on European financing and structural funds.
Sónia Cruz
Member of the Executive Board
Principal Researcher at University of Aveiro, Department of Biology and CESAM. Develops research on algae eco-physiology, frequently in collaboration with SMEs companies.
Joana Moreira-Silva
Member of the Executive Board
Innovation Consultant at PNO Consultants
Raquel Gaião Silva
Member of the Executive Board
Associate at Faber Ocean/Climate Tech
Elisabete da Costa
Executive Advisor
Ph.D. in Sustainable Chemistry – Marine biotechnology; Lipidomics; Instrumental analysis; Industrial chemical processes; Science communication; Project management.
Mariana Paupério
Project Manager
Economist and PGDip in Project Management; Business Model Developer; Strategic and Financial Planning; Entrepreneurship Mentor; Passionate for marine life.
Ana B. Assis
Media & Communication Manager
MSc in Neuroscience. Previously a scientific researcher, now a science writer and communicator with a soft spot for the oceans.