Olavur Gregersen has more than 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur. He is the Managing Director of Ocean Rainforest, which is one of the largest seaweed cultivation companies in Europe. Also, he is the founding partner of Syntesa Partners & Associates which provides research and innovation services within business development, project management and socioeconomic impact analysis. He has been the coordinator and has had other leading positions in a number of European and Nordic research and development projects within agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture.
Currently he is the Work Package leader in the H2020 project PrimeFish, Dissemination and Exploitation Manager of the European H2020 BioBased Industry project “Macro Cascade”, and the Technical Director of the US ARPA-E funded project “MacroSystems”.