Saudi-based sustainable agriculture technology company RedSea has expanded its Board of Directors with the appointment of Larkin Martin and Steve Dauphin. Martin is a seventh-generation farmer who manages Martin Farm in Alabama and serves as Vice President of The Albemarle Corporation, which are both family businesses with interests in agriculture and timberland. She also holds Directorial positions at the Soil Health Institute, NYSE-listed Rayonier Inc., Truxton Trust and is Chairman of Servico.
“I am very excited to join the Board of RedSea. Its new, innovative technologies are set to transform the sector and positively impact food production globally. I am excited to provide my support and advice to the company”, said Martin.
Dauphin is a Founding Partner of Bonaventure Capital and has over 25 years of experience in venture capital investment. For the past decade, he and his team at Bonaventure have been supporting values-driven teams on their missions to tackle historically unsolvable problems. The firm has invested in several countries, including the US, Mexico, Canada, Central America, Peru, Kenya, Sweden, Spain, the UAE and the Caribbean.
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“At the heart of RedSea is its mission to help feed the world sustainably. Our firm is committed to helping the team do this by building a great company, with great products and service, that creates significant value for its stakeholders”, said Dauphin.
RedSea’s recent additions to its C-Level team include Bruno de Oliveira as Chief Agricultural Officer and Branko Lovic as Chief Plant Science Officer. Ryan Lefers, co-founder and CEO of RedSea, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Larkin and Steve to our Board of Directors. Their experience in agriculture will be invaluable and help RedSea to the next stage of growth and expansion. It is a sign of RedSea’s ambition and progress that we have attracted such talent. Larkin and Steve will enhance our mission and our governance as we seek to deliver the latest technologies for sustainable agriculture in hot climates globally”.