Geography and Regional Planning – Universidade Nova de Lisboa
With a professional background based in geography, marine biology and ocean related issues, Henrique launched seaExpert company in 2003, in Faial- Açores. Since then, he has been developing several activities as the company’s CEO, specially focused on fisheries, marine resources management and fishing observers’ coaching.
He is naturally passionate about the ocean, its conservation and literacy. His proactive and entrepreneurial spirit inspires and motivates a multidisciplinary team. The common mission is to better support clients in their journey.
Lic. Biotechnology Engineering- Instituto Politécnico de Bragança
MSc. Aromatic and Medicinal Plants Biotechnology and
Bioentrepreneurship – Universidade do Minho
During his master’s studies, Artur built a DNA barcode library for red and brown macroalgae reported in Portugal and analyzed their phytochemical profiles. Every sample was wild-harvested in S. Miguel island and the work was done in cooperation with the Biology Department of the University of the Azores. Being an expert on Azorean seaweeds, he works as seaExpert’s commercial director and coordinator of seaweed harvest and supply operations.
Póvoa de Varzim
Lic. Marine Biology and Fisheries – Universdade do Algarve
MSc. Aquaculture – Universdade do Algarve
PhD Marine Biotechnology – Universdade do Algarve
Leonardo has an extensive research background in macroalgae aquaculture and marine and environmental biotechnology. Lately, he focused his research on producing macroalgal biomass (freshwater and saltwater) for direct and foreseeable outcomes to different industries (animal and human feed, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, waste water bioremediation and bioenergy).
Leonardo has 29 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals, with about 500 quotations. Currently works as scientific consultant in seaExpert’s seaweed department.
Lic. Gerontology – Instituto Politécnico de Bragança
MSc. Management of Organizations and Companies – Instituto Politécnico de Bragança
Alexandra is supporting every administrative task in the company. With her calm nature she creates order in the company, while making sure that there are no twisted numbers.
Designer & Social Media Manager
Lic. Advertising and Public Relations- Instituto Politécnico de Viseu
Worked at the advertising agency “Legendary People + Ideas”, in the city of Porto, but his passion for the sea brought him back to the Azores and he currently works in the areas of Marketing and Design at seaExpert.
Lic. Marine Biology and Biotechnology – Instituto Politécnico de Leiria
Dazzled by the beauty of the aquatic environment and ecology since he was born, he took his degree in Marine Biology and Biotechnology in Polytechnic Institute of Leiria. While studying there, he developed a strong sense of curiosity for the strong application potential of marine resources, such as algae, in food industry and in industrial products development. Now he is part of seaExpert’s Seaweed Harvesting and Supply team.