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Ethan Brown

CEO & Founder
Beyond Meat
Ethan Brown, CEO and co-founder of Beyond Meat—a company focused on perfectly replacing animal protein with plant protein—grew up with a deep appreciation for animals and the planet. Ethan’s passions shaped the direction of his adult life; with the intent of helping to create a better world, he embarked on a successful career in clean energy. Yet, Ethan felt a need to make a bigger impact. As a committed vegan he often wondered if the staggering amount of animal protein consumed could be reduced if a perfect, plant-based meat replication existed. Pursuit of this goal led to the creation of Beyond Meat, a company with noteworthy investors including Bill Gates and the founders of Twitter. Ethan has an MBA from Columbia University and an MPP from the University of Maryland. His vision will change the future of “meat”.