Robert Orr, Chair

Bedford, Nova Scotia

Robert’s diverse executive leadership career spans over 35 years and includes experience in the private equity, ocean technology, marine biotechnology, nutritional ingredient, and food retailing industries. Currently, he is the Managing Director of Cuna del Mar LP; a USA based impact investment fund that is concerned with global food security, healthy oceans and investing in transformational technologies related to sustainably working in the ocean environment. In addition to his CFNS board responsibilities Robert sits on the boards of several early stage, high-growth companies. He is also the Chair of Natural Products Canada Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research; member of the Canadian Ocean Technology Supercluster Board of Directors; associate and mentor at Creative Destruction Lab, Ocean Stream; and serves on the Advisory Board of the Dalhousie University School of Management.

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