Protera, an AI-driven startup designing and developing new proteins to enable a wide range of natural and sustainable solutions, announced today it has appointed Dr. Oswaldo da Costa e Silva as Non-Executive Director to its Board. Dr. da Costa e Silva has over 20 years' experience working with and advising global agricultural biotech, life sciences and pharma corporations, as well as SMEs and startups, on strategic growth initiatives.
Currently, Dr. da Costa e Silva is the managing director at InnoCres Consultancy, where he advises pharma, nutrition, food and agricultural biotech companies on strategic, innovation-driven business development opportunities. Previously, he spent over six years in leadership roles focusing on human nutrition and research and development at Royal DSM NV, a Dutch multinational specialized in nutrition, health and sustainable living. Prior to that, he worked for over a decade at BASF, the largest chemicals producer in the world - with a focus on sustainable development. While there, he was a senior manager of innovation for BASF New Business, led the technology center for gene discovery and also headed global projects at BASF Plant Sciences.