UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Santa Ono has joined Terramera’s Strategic Advisory Board.
As part of Terramera‘s Strategic Advisory Board, Ono will advise on short and long-term business strategies alongside Greg D’Avignon, Stewart Beck and Nancy Roman. Together, the Board provides a wealth of perspectives to help scale Terramera’s technology globally.
Ono is an internationally renowned biologist and professor of medicine who has held positions at numerous prestigious universities including Harvard, Johns Hopkins and University College London. While president of the University of Cincinnati, Inside Higher Education named Ono America’s most notable university president and Upworthy celebrated him as one of nine global CEOs exemplifying “servant leadership.”
As President of UBC, Ono leads 64,000 students, 16,500 faculty and staff and manages an operating budget of $3 billion.
“As a molecular biologist and someone who has advised both start-up and Fortune 500 companies, I am blown away by Terramera’s vision and the quality of the leadership within the organization,” said Ono.
“Terramera is at the cutting edge of agriculture, using the latest technologies in artificial intelligence and machine learning. I believe in Terramera’s goals and am excited to do everything I can to support its growth to be one of the world’s great companies in this sector.”
In April Terramera was recognized in Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards. Terramera’s proprietary Actigate™ Targeted Performance Technology was selected as a finalist in the Food category and honorable mention in the General Excellence category.