Benjamin Abrat, MBA
Co-Founder, General Manager, Mauna Kea

Immediately after graduating from business school in Nancy and with an MBA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in hand, Benjamin left for Barcelona and Madrid where he performed market studies for Elf Atochem Espaņa. After 2 years in Spain, he joined Givaudan (a division of Roche), the leading producer of flavors and fragrances, as European Account Manager where he was responsible for developing the company's mark as well as a range of new and highly-profitable activities for the company. He left Givaudan in 2000 to found Mauna Kea Technologies with Sacha Loiseau. Benjamin is an imaginative entrepreneur, ensuring that Mauna Kea Technologies is well positioned in a highly competitive market and always looking for new ways to increase the value of our technologies.