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The olsaro team

Meet our dedicated team members.

Elén Faxö

CEO OlsAro Crop Biotech AB
Global food systems and impact

  • CEO OlsAro Crop Biotech AB
  • Board member The Swedish Food Network (Livsmedel i Fokus) and Inclusive Business Sweden
  • Previous innovation and business developer at RISE – Research Institute of Sweden, Agrifood & Bioscience
  • Founder/initiator and previous head of Food Venture Sweden & The Food Accelerator
  • SIDA field work in Uganda
  • Master of Science in Biotechnology 

Henrik Aronsson

Founder, owner OlsAro Crop Biotech AB
Professor in Plant Molecular Biology at Gothenburg University

  • Founder, owner OlsAro Crop Biotech AB (43% OlsAro shares)
  • Professor in Plant Molecular Biology at University of Gothenburg
  • Founder, owner and chairman of Plantaro AB.
  • Work Package leader in SalFar (https://northsearegion.eu/salfar/)
  • Head of the Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg

Present research projects;
Elucidation of cellular and molecular mechanism behind various traits with focus on transcription factors and functional genes involved in salt stress mainly using wheat. Molecular marker development combining bioinformatics with molecular and biochemical tools.

Olof Olsson

Founder, owner OlsAro Crop Biotech AB
Professor in Molecular Biology at Lund University

  • CEO, founder, owner OlsAro Crop Biotech AB (43% OlsAro shares)
  • Founder, owner and CEO of CropTailor AB, founder of SweBol Biotech AB and founder and chairman of Växtmoloo AB.
  • Professor in Molecular Biology at the Department of Applied Biochemistry at Lund University
  • Work Package leader in ScanOats (www.scanoats.se)
    Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry

Present research projects;
Elucidation of molecular mechanism behind various traits in plants, especially oat wheat and quinoa. Molecular marker development by gene mapping, transcriptomics and proteomics.

Sofia Ström

Chairperson OlsAro Crop Biotech AB
Business developer at GU Ventures AB

  • Business developer and responsible for sustainability at GU Ventures (14% OlsAro shares)
  • Chairman at OlsAro Crop Biotech AB and board experience from 12 startup companies.

GU Ventures is a world leading incubator and have over 20 years of experience of turning budding ideas and scientific breakthroughs into thriving businesses. www.guventures.com

Advisory board

Rickard Öste

Co-founder of ex. Oatly & Aventure

Carl-Fredrik Wachtmeister

Head of Farming Operations at NewAg Partners

Kristian Ford

Partner at Vinge