Ethan Brown is the founder, president and CEO of Beyond Meat. By shifting consumption from animal to plant-based meat products, Beyond Meat aims to positively impact human health, the climate, natural resources, and animal welfare. The company raised more than $145 million in capital, as well as placements at prominent grocery and restaurant chains like Whole Foods and TGI Fridays, before debuting on the Nasdaq stock exchange in May 2019.
Brown began his career with a focus on clean energy and the environment, serving as an energy analyst for the National Governors’ Center for Best Practices and then joining the team at Ballard Power Systems, a hydrogen fuel-cell company. He is the recipient of a Henry Crown Fellowship from the Aspen Institute and holds a MBA from Columbia University, as well as a master of public policy degree from the University of Maryland.
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