Daniel Russek is the founder and CEO of Atarraya, Inc., a company working to make shrimp the protein of the 21st century. As CEO, Russek is responsible for the company’s products and vision, strategic development, business opportunities, and more. Atarraya uses biotechnology and artificial intelligence to redefine the limits of what is possible in seafood production and distribution.
Russek was trained as an economist but developed an early attachment to the Oaxacan coast in Mexico while still in college. He was shocked at the poverty he saw in the area while handing out post-hurricane relief supplies and decided to develop productive initiatives to help rural populations improve their income and living standards, especially fishermen.
Earlier in his career, Russek worked as a consultant and director for various Mexican companies. Russek launched his first company Maricultura Vigas in 2010. He holds an economics degree from the Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City.