Cuna del Mar
Robert operates a Halifax based consulting company. Primary activities within that company include serving as the Managing Director of a Cuna del Mar LP; a USA based impact and private equity fund. Cuna del Mar is concerned with global food security, healthy oceans and investing in transformational technologies capable of bringing about a paradigm shift in traditional aquaculture practices, with a particular focus on Open Ocean Technologies and the development of new species for warm water aquaculture.
Orr’s executive management career spans over 35 years in the private equity, marine biotechnology, nutritional ingredient, and food retailing industries. In addition to his current responsibilities of investing in; and, mentoring new technology and aquaculture companies, he has extensive experience in the creation of startup companies, managing fast growing companies with customers in over 40 countries, and managing large multi-national corporate operations.
Orr also serves on the boards of several early stage companies; is the Chair of the Board, of the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia; Chair of the Board, Natural Products Canada, Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research; and serves on the Advisory Boards of the Dalhousie University, School of Management; and Cape Breton University, Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment.