Meet our Team

Ram is the founder and essence of Mycorena. He has a PhD in industrial biotechnology with expertise in filamentous fungi and has worked for over 10 years in the field of microbial biotech. Ram leads the mission of growing Mycorena into a global innovation-driven brand for fungi products.

Ramkumar Nair, PhD

Founder & CEO

Silvia leads our technology and development. She has many years as a senior researcher at Chalmers University of Technology, where her research was focused on enzymes, protein production and fungal genomics. She completed her PhD in Molecular Biotechnology from BOKU in Vienna, Austria.

Silvia Hüttner, PhD

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Ebba manages our business activities, developing new opportunities and coordinating the team to reach the company’s goals. She is also a board member of the Female Network Association. Her background is in Business Administration with a focus in International Business Relations and Corporate Sustainability.

Ebba Fröling

Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Anton leads our finance and IP strategy. Previously, he worked with consulting for high-growth companies and management of IP-related activities in both startups and global large-cap firms. His knowledge ranges widely from finance and business analysis to strategy development and sales.

Anton Johansson

IP & Finance Lead

Frida is an ardent researcher who has previously worked on topics related to cleantech, sustainability and fungi-biotechnology at the RISE Research Institutes of Sweden (Agrifood and Bioscience) and Borås Energi och Miljö AB. Her studies at Chalmers University of Technology have focused on food, health and sustainability.

Frida Persson

Head of Research & Quality

Paulo combines technical expertise with marketing skills in to ensure our products success, from concept to market. He has a PhD in Bioengineering from Chalmers University of Technology and was previously also a co-founder of another biotech startup (Biopetrolia AB).

Paulo Teixeira, PhD

Lead Product Manager

Susanna has a BSc in clinical nutrition (registered dietitian) and a MSc in business creation and entrepreneurship. She has a passion for everything related to food and has worked in projects regarding business development and intellectual property management.

Susanna Lindh

Business Developer

Lara has a Major in Resource Recovery and over 3 years of laboratory experience. During her master, she developed bio-based materials, focusing on its sustainability and environmental impact.

Lara Hastenreiter

Production Engineer

Jimmy is an Art Director and designer with expertise in graphical design, advertising and information design-prepress, and has worked several years within the food sector.

Jimmy Chan Petersson

Senior Brand Strategist

Björn is a PMP certified, experienced project manager, with an excellent track record of managing complex and cost critical projects. He has international experience in sectors such as Energy, Food, Automotive and in the manufacturing industry.

Björn Skarenhed

Project Manager (Processus)

Joakim is a process engineer especialized in process design and food technology. After graduating from his MSc at Chalmers University of Technology, he has worked several years within the food and pharmaceutical industry.

Joakim Hedström

Process Engineer (Processus)

Lars is the designer for our pilot-scale facilities. He has been working with bioreactor systems since 1967 in companies such as Biotec AB, Electrolux Fermentation and Chemoferm AB. He is the founder of Belach Bioteknik AB, a company specialized in industrial-scale bioreactors.

Lars Mörtsell

Fermentation Design Expert


Board of Directors & Advisors

Tore Sveälv represents GU Ventures as investment manager and business developer. Tore has accumulated three decades' experience from leadership and management roles within aquaculture, food, and health. A few of these include being CEO of a food concept center and CEO of an aquaculture research organization.

Tore Svealv

Chairman of the Board (GU Ventures)

Christine has worked with international business development, logistics and communication for many years among companies such as Electrolux, SAAB, Volvo and Almedahls. She is in the board of EBAN where she has through an advisory board been supporting the start-up of NordicBAN.

Christine Bjärkby

Independent Board Director (Lincs)

Prof. Olsson is the Head of Division of Industrial Biotechnology at Chalmers University of Technology. She a distinguished member of the Wallenberg Wood Science Center and the Swedish Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences. Prof. Olsson has over 30 years and more than 200 research publications in the field of industrial biotech.

Prof. Lisbeth Olsson

Scientific Advisor (Chalmers University of Technology)

David has built up and worked as CEO for multiple companies in different areas such as smart electronics, software and cleantech. Today he is engaged in a number of companies as board member and advisor and also as investor in young companies and start-ups.

David Bendz

Independent Board Director (Kaponiären AB)

Per Stenström is from Bertegruppen, that consists of Berte Qvarn AB and SIA Glass AB. Berte Qvarn is the oldest now active family business in Sweden, and Per is the thirteenth generation running the mill. He is also the former chairman of Livsmedelsföretagen and has a long experience from the Food Industry and B2B sales.

Per Stenström

Food Industry Expert (Bertegruppen Aktiebolag)