Our remarkable team includes thought-leaders across a multiplicity of disciplines.
In 1980 Benjamin Siebenberg started a diamond and jewelry wholesale business in Manhattan NY. His company expanded to become one of the largest bridal and trio companies in the US. Benjamin’s background includes mining, diamond cutting, gold refining, jewelry manufacturing and global distribution of an array of products. He has a vast experience working in Asia for the past 25 years. He started and expanded the capabilities of the family business’s to address the needs of the constantly changing international jewelry and accessories industries. He is constantly pioneering advanced manufacturing techniques and adapting technological innovations. He has overseen the entire construction of the Aqquua (Thailand) facility and manages all new aquaculture sales and relationships throughout Asia.
Hiroshi Matsushita is the founder and owner of the Korat Matsushita Company since 1997. The Korat Matsushita Company is a state of the art multi-plant factory with more than 800 employees. The plant is one of the largest metal stamping and press facilities in all of Thailand. It also specializes in press-work, molds, springs, sheet metal processing, painting, and mechanical and machinery parts.
Charlie Siebenberg is an entrepreneur. After earning his graduate degree in Gemology at GIA in Carlsbad, he joined the Siebenberg family jewelry business in existence for more than five generations. He took over the company’s manufacturing division in New York City and increased the client list by 90%, including a wide rage of clientele from new young designers to well-established mass-market brands. He has also been a part of the consumer electronics space developing new and innovative technologies, including accessories, wearable’s and NFC integration. His interest in innovative technologies led to the creation of EATFISH, a platform with forensic authenticating capabilities to keep track of Aqquua products along the entire supply chain. The platform is currently optimizing it’s software to include ways of incentivizing all actors along the chain, including the end users, by connecting to the blockchain and providing tokens that will be exchangeable for Ethereum. As CEO of Aqquua, he was directly involved in conceptualizing the project all the way through to the build out of the current state of the art sustainable farm facility located in Thailand. In the USA he is currently working to develop a large-scale farm facility in Long Island to grow marine fin-fish, oysters and kelp. The projects objective is to revitalize the local maritime community by creating new jobs to deliver fresh fish products to go directly into The Fulton Fish market for distribution. Charlie has nurtured relationships with Universities who focus on aquaculture cutting edge research and development of technologies for commercialization purposes. It is his interest to help build the next generation of aquaculture leaders and to this end he has provided multiple scholarships in the field. He has garnered the respect of top aquaculture and food service company leaders, and it’s currently promoting the importance of changing the current perception of aquaculture. His vision is to build scalable and economically viable aquaculture systems to be able to sustainably farm fish globally.
Chief Branding Officer
Jeffrey Wood has worked as a leader in the Fashion/Luxury market for more than 25 years to drive company brand story and visual image presentations for a number of iconic brands. As Creative Visual Director he has worked for Fendi, Gianni Versace, Roberto Cavalli, Brioni, Ermenegildo Zegna, Isaia, Robert Talbott, Slowear, Janet Mavec & Co, Henri Bendels, and Robert Marc Opticians. In his role he was responsible for conceptualizing, producing and managing installations of innovative and keenly provocative public and in-house visual presentations, along with mentoring and leading multiple visual teams. He then decided to transfer his visual expertise to the world of interiors. He has worked along side renowned Australian interior designer Frank Grill and American architect Bill Hicks. This working relationship brought him into some of the most prestigious addresses in New York City, including the penthouses at The Pierre Hotel, The Sherry Netherlands, multiple residences for real estate mogul Stephen Ross and a number of other luxury homes on Fifth avenue, The Plaza Hotel, the UN Plaza, Los Angeles, the Caribbean and abroad.
Pranpreeya “Lucky” Kudan
“Lucky” serves as General Manager of all operations at the Aqquua farm facility in Thailand. She overseas the work being carried out by our dedicated staff that includes 86 aquaculture professionals and a network of consultants and engineers that work around the clock to make the Aqquua farm a successful example of true management and operational expertise in aquaculture sustainable fish farming.