Arild Johannessen

Vice President, Fermentation at Calysta, Inc.

Arild Johannessen

Arild Johannessen

Vice President, Fermentation at Calysta, Inc.

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Arild Johannessen, Dr. Scient (Ph.D.), is the Vice President, Nutrition at Calysta. He joined Calysta in 2014 as a result of the acquisition of BioProtein AS, and is responsible for R&D and project management within nutrition. Previously, Dr. Johannessen was with the International Research Institute of Stavanger (Norway) (IRIS) where he held positions including Research Director for Biotechnology and Managing Director for the IRIS biotechnology subsidiary. Prior to IRIS he was head of R&D at Biosentrum AS, and a scientist at Norferm AS.

Dr. Johannessen has focused his career on large scale microbial fermentation. He has been an invited speaker at conferences in the field of microbial production, with a special emphasis on fermentation using gases. He is an author of approximately 10 scientific publications and more than 10 patents and patent applications. He received a Dr. Scient (Ph.D.) in 1996 from the University of Bergen, and did his post-doctoral research at University of Bergen in the laboratory of Dr. Ian Pryme.

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Calysta, Inc.

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Executive Chairman at Calysta, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Aromyx Corp.

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Former Director, Vice President-Innovation & Chemicals Technology at Shell Global Solutions (US), Inc.

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Vice President, Administration & General Counsel at Calysta, Inc.

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Director, Project Finance at Calysta, Inc.

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Member, Scientific Advisory Board at Calysta, Inc.

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Managing Partner at Aqua-Spark BV

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Co-Founder at Altitude Funds LLC

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Co-Founding Partner at Riverwood Capital Management LP

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Calysta, Inc. provides sustainable industrial products for food and energy security. It develops new Biological Gas-to-Liquids and Biological Gas-to-Chemicals technologies using methane, the primary component of natural gas. Its technology allows conversion of a plentiful energy resource into high value chemicals and transportation fuels with cost and performance advantages over current processes. The company was founded in 2011 by Joshua Silverman and is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.

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