René Benguerel

Founder and CEO


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René Benguerel holds a degree in aquatic ecology and fisheries biology. Before founding Blueyou in 2004, he worked in the Swiss retail sector where he was procurement manager for sustainable seafood. Blueyou is partnering with fisheries and aquaculture producers and leads efforts in improving the sustainability and economic viability of seafood operations, with a focus on small-scale producers and Fair Trade models.
One of Blueyou’s core competence is the development of nature-based, regenerative shrimp farming systems which combine restoration of mangroves with growing organic, climate-smart seafood. Blueyou also acts as blue food systems project developer for impact investors, conservation NGO, blue carbon funds and governmental organisations.