Johannes Dyring is a seasoned and diversely experienced business executive, entrepreneur and nurturer of start-ups, with a career defined by recognizing untapped markets and responding with innovative products and technology.
Before joining the University of Saskatchewan as Managing Director for the commercialization unit Innovation Enterprise, Johannes was CEO of SLU Holding AB (Inc.) providing seed investment and business development services to spin-off companies emerging from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Previously he was engaged as founder, CEO or board member/chairman in several high-tech or knowledge intensive organizations in materials technologies, machine-to-machine communications, advisory networks, finance and early stage investments. Johannes held board positions at JTI, the Swedish Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, as well as in several growth companies in Sweden and the US.
During his career Johannes has worked with innovators, entrepreneurs and investors in several countries and established international networks across Europe, Asia, USA and Canada. Since 2007 Johannes has been closely engaged with early-stage investment and business development in the natural resource and broader sustainability sectors comprising agriculture & food, water, energy and environment, human and animal health.
In 2013 the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry elected him an International Fellow for his contribution to the development of the ’green economy’ through purposeful efforts with innovations, entrepreneurship and commercialization of research results.
Johannes holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Strategy from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and a PhD in Subatomic Physics from Uppsala University, Sweden, and has completed several leadership programs at Harvard Business School and Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.