Carlos Rodriguez-Villa Förster is AlgaEnergy's General Manager. He graduated as economist and has experience in business development, international sales, public relations, media management, e-commerce and biotechnology. Carlos Rodriguez-Villa Förster has been Project Director for the leading U.S. newspaper "USA Today", elaborating socio-economic and investment reports on emerging economies in Latin America.
He has experience in international expansion, gained during his period as CEO of Zalando Spain (the largest European online shop), where he was responsible for Zalando's successful business expansion to the Spanish market.
In January 2014 he joined AlgaEnergy, company of which he now is Director and General Manager. AlgaEnergy is a world reference in the field of microalgae biotechnology, consolidating over 4 decades of microalgae specific knowledge, and collaborating with over 120 top-level companies, universities and research centers across the globe. The company has developed its own state of the art technologies, and is greatly supported by the European Commission for its potential and strategic importance.