Team

René Benguerel Founder & Managing Director
Zürich, Switzerland
Matthias KrebsFounder & Managing Director
Zürich, Switzerland
Veronika JocFinance Manager
Zürich, Switzerland

René Benguerel holds a Masters in Aquatic Ecology and Fish Biology. Before founding Blueyou Consulting, he worked in the Swiss retail sector where he was appointed Procurement Manager for Sustainable Fish and Seafood for a major Swiss retail company. He has extensive expertise in consulting industries, financing institutions, and international markets that focus on solutions for more sustainable practices. He has years of experience in developing incentive systems for reform that can be implemented by the industry at the production and processing levels. René leads Blueyou’s aquaculture and fisheries programs, involves consulting and practical, field-level implementation.


Nationality: Swiss
Languages: German, English and French

Matthias Krebs holds a degree in Agronomy from the Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich. He has several years of work experience as a purchasing manager and working with vertically integrated supply chains for sustainable products in the Swiss retail sector. As a managing partner at Blueyou he works on the implementation of sustainable aquaculture programmes as well as supply chain management and market promotion of seafood from responsible sources.


Nationality: Swiss
Languages: German, English, French and Spanish

Veronika Joc holds Master's in Economics from the University of Würzburg, Germany and a postdegree as a tax advisor. Before joining Blueyou, she worked as an auditor and finance manager for Deloitte in Munich and Zurich as well as for Warner Bros in London and Cytos in Zurich. At Blueyou, she manages all financial matters, including financial accounting, controlling, budgeting, tax declarations, year end closings, etc.

Nationality : German
Languages : German, English and Italian

Swati CasanovaMarket & Supply Chain Manager
Zürich, Switzerland
Thomas AnnerAquaculture & Supply Chain
Consultant
Zürich, Switzerland
Tobias BolligerMarket & Supply Chain Manager
Zürich, Switzerland

Swati Nigam Casanova holds a Masters in Business Administration with specialization in Marketing & Sales from the Federal University of Pernambuco, in Brazil. She has extensive experience in Procurement, Logistics and Supplier Development -  expertise acquired at multinational companies for consumer products and at trading companies in Brazil and Switzerland. She is responsible for Logistics and Supply Chain Management of key accounts as well as for supporting the finance and business administration of Blueyou’s operations.

Nationality: Brazilian and Swiss

Languages: English, German, Portuguese and Hindi

Thomas Anner holds a BSc degree in Environmental Engineering with a specialization in Natural Management from Zürich University of Applied Sciences. At Blueyou, he focuses on environmentally sound aquaculture technologies and farming projects as well as addressing supply chains and marketing concepts for sustainable products in Europe.


Nationality: Finnish and Swiss
Languages: German, English, Swedish, Finnish, and French

Tobias Bolliger holds a Bachelors in Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting, Controlling and Auditing from the Zurich University of Applied Science. A Blueyou, he is responsible for key customer accounts for various seafood supply chains and supports the implementation of marketing concepts for certified sustainable products in Europe.

Nationality: Swiss
Languages: German, English and French

Fabian Mollet Fisheries Consultant
Zürich, Switzerland
Neil RadixManaging Director, North America
Vancouver, Canada
Christian SchmidradnerGeneral Manager at Meliomar Inc.
Manila, Philippines

Fabian Mollet holds a PhD in Fisheries and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Wageningen and a Postgraduate Master in Statistics from the University of Neuchâtel. He previously worked in research within European networks on the evolutionary effects of fishing and implications for sustainable management, including empirical analysis as well as modelling for management advice. At Blueyou, Fabian focuses on research and scientific guidance for sustainability concepts in fisheries and aquaculture, development and implementation of fisheries improvement programs, stock assessments, and fisheries co-management in the context of developing countries.


Nationality: Swiss 
Languages: German, French, English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Dutch
Neil Radix worked with SeaChoice, a Canadian non-profit program aimed to develop and implement sustainable seafood policies for several leading Canadian distribution and retail businesses, prior to joining Blueyou.  Working closely with a North American-wide network of NGO’s, Neil developed a well-rounded yet pragmatic understanding of sustainable seafood certifications and programs.  With these attributes, along with a 15 year culinary background and nearly 5 years of supply chain expertise, Neil is well positioned to deliver our cutting edge sustainable seafood solutions to the North American market.

Nationality: Canadian
Languages: English

Christian holds a Masters of Business Administration and Management from Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration as well as a Bachelors of Business Administration and Management from Johannes Kepler Universität Linz. Christian has years of experience in business development, analysis, and management in both the Philippines and Europe. He has been the General Manager and Chief Financial Officer at Meliomar Inc., a subsidiary of Blueyou and functions as the local processing and export partner of the Artesmar® Initiative in the Philippines, since 2013 and is also a Member of the Board. 

Nationality: Austrian
Languages: German, English, and Tagalog

Oscar AlmadenFishery Outreach Philippines
Manila, Philippines
Rose GeDirector Marketing and Sales, China
Beijing, China
Norman WilkeDirector Marketing and Sales, Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China

Oscar has over 2 decades of experience in the distribution of tuna and other fishery products in Metro Manila as well as to other areas in Asia, such as Japan and Hong Kong. He has been working with Blueyou on its yellowfin tuna Fishery Improvement Project, Artesmar® since 2009 to create awareness and work towards eradicating IUU fisheries in Philppine waters. He also works to register and license artisanal fishing vessels and maintain a Catch Documentation Scheme and Fishery Product Traceability System. Oscar works to create awareness on the importance of linking traceability to sustainability as it pertains to Philippine marine resources. He also acts as the Procurement Officer for Meliomar Inc, a exporting subsidiary of Blueyou Consulting. 

Nationality: Filipino
Languages: Filipino, Cebuano, English and Japanese

Rose Ge holds a Bachelors with upper second class standing in Accounting & Financial Management from the University of Hull in England. Before joining Blueyou, she acquired nearly 10 years of experience in international trade and business, working with both international clients and domestic Chinese suppliers. Her main responsibility at Blueyou is to launch thecompany's brand into the Chinese market and build business relationships with potential Chinese seafood buyers. She will also be taking care of Chinese clients in coordination with Blueyou in Switzerland. 
 
Nationality: Chinese
Languages: Chinese (Mandarin), English
Norman Wilke holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration with a specialisation in Economics and Marketing from the Globe Business College Munich. He also holds a Masters Degree in Brand Management from Polimoda Italy. After having worked as a sales manager in the textile industry in Germany and China for several years, Norman moved to Hong Kong to become Director of Sales and Marketing for a trading company importing alcoholic beverages. Norman joined Blueyou Consulting in November 2015 and is responsible for Sales and Marketing in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

Nationality: German
Languages: German, English, Spanish
Linh Gia DinhQuality Manager
Ca Mau, Vietnam
Tuan Hoang NguyenAquaculture Project Coordinator
Ca Mau, Vietnam

Linh Gia Dinh holds a degree in Aquaculture Engineering from the Can Tho University of Vietnam. Prior to joining our team, she worked for the Coastal Wetlands Protection & Development Project in Southern Vietnam and has several years of practical working experience in the inspection and processing of aquaculture products. At Blueyou, she focuses on sustainable aquaculture standard compliance procedures, specifically concerning quality assurance, traceability and supply chain integrity for the Selva Shrimp program and other seafood products.

Nationality: Vietnamese
Languages: Vietnamese and English

Tuan Hoang Nguyen holds a Master in Environmental Engineering and has acquired several years of practical experience in environmental management relating to energy and climate change as well as sanitation and water. Prior to joining our team, Tuan also worked as a lecturer in the Environment and Sanitation division for Ton Duc Thang University and Open University in Vietnam. At Blueyou, Tuan will take the lead of the local implementation for the Selva Shrimp program, implementing the ICS in the forest management board areas in close cooperation and partnership with our local processing and export partners.

Nationality: Vietnamese
Languages: Vietnamese and English

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