Prior to co-founding Rio Investment Partners, Aki was the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Avrio Capital, responsible for overseeing the operations of the firm. With 17 years of experience and as a member of the Board for over 25 portfolio companies, he has played an active role in all facets of strategic planning, corporate development, and overall shareholder value optimization. Aki is a pioneer in the field of agri-food investing.
Prior to co-founding Rio Investment Partners, JF was Vice President of Innovation & Business Development at Greenfield Global. Previously, he was the founder and CEO of BioAmber. Prior to BioAmber, JF led startups in the fields of internet, transgenics, and natural health. JF was formerly the VP of Strategic Alliances at Sanofi Pharma and a partner with management consultancy Arthur D. Little, where he led the French healthcare practice.