Mr. Albert Tay
Managing Director & Founder
With a strong conviction towards environmental sustainability, Albert Tay founded SEATOBAG® in 2018 with the aim to solve the sustainability challenges facing the aquaculture industry. Albert brought together a team of passionate and like-minded people to work towards our vision of making a positive difference to our food sources with our biotechnology solutions to achieve production of safe and clean food with consistency in quality and quantity as well as commercial sustainability for all partners in the supply chain. Albert is responsible for directing the business operations and overseeing the strategic growth of SEATOBAG® to ensure that it achieves its vision, mission and long-term goals.
Prior to SEATOBAG®, Albert was a business evangelist in Research In Motion (now known as BlackBerry) and Epsilon, where he gained immense professional experience.
Dr. Chia Tet Fatt
A research scientist and a teaching professor by training, Dr. Chia holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, M.Sc. in Tissue Culture, B.Sc.(Hons) in Biology and PGDipTHE in university teaching. A research scholar with the National University of Singapore and a research fellowship with Singapore's National Science and Technology Board (presently A'STAR), he has extensive experience in research and development of new technologies. He has been in the academia for over two decades with the Institute of Molecular Biology, National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University. During this period, he made major discoveries, inventions, patents and published over 80 journal papers, conference papers and books.
He is recognised for his scientific achievements and noteworthy breakthroughs such as the fabrication of the DNA particle gun, the world's first genetically engineered glowing orchid, GM resveratrol lettuce through metabolites pathway diversion, cancer gene therapy via biolistic, dynamic isolation and DNA profiling of bacteria and rapid molecular diagnostics of viruses. In 2010, he started Otemchi, a Biotechnology company specializing in Lactobacillus Technology for plant health, animal health and human health to address the impending world's anti-microbial resistance (AMR) superbug pandemic. The company has since obtained ISO22000 and cGMP accreditations and had expanded into Malaysia in 2016 under the BioNexus status awarded by the Malaysian government.
Dr. Chia provides strategic guidance and support to the science team at SEATOBAG® in the biotechnological development of biocrobeX™.