Andrew Swanson

Vice President Research & Development, Cooke Aquaculture Inc

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Atlantic

Stream: Oceans

As Cooke Aquaculture’s Vice President of Research and Development, Andrew leads technical and strategic partnership developments for its global freshwater, saltwater, nutrition, and engineering divisions. During his 20+ work years in aquaculture, agri-food & cleantech sectors, Andrew has held numerous leadership roles translating technology innovations from inception through to scaled commercial demonstration. Most recently he held roles as VP R&D for AeroFarms, the world’s largest vertical farm tech company, and as CEO of Verschuren Centre for Sustainability, a cleantech CRO. Andrew has a PhD in Biological Sciences from Simon Fraser University, and MSc in Environmental Science from Western University.