Believer Meats has appointed Gustavo Burger as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective immediately. Gustavo previously served as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. He played a pivotal role in pioneering the groundbreaking of the world’s first commercial-scale cultivated meat facility, positioning Believer ahead of its competition in scaling up production technology and capacity. He takes over from Nicole Johnson-Hoffman, who has moved on to pursue other career opportunities.
“I am honored and excited to lead Believer as its CEO as we effectively and strategically accelerate our business,” said Gustavo. “We are at the forefront of a new era in food with the dawn of cellular agriculture, and I look forward to working with our world-class global team to bring our cultivated meat products to consumers worldwide.”
Believer Meats is a leading cultivated meat company focused on developing the world’s most efficient cell-cultivation technology to produce safe, healthy, and delicious meat without harming animals or the planet. The company is currently building the largest cultivated meat production facility in the world, which will have the capacity to produce at least 10,000 metric tons of cultivated meat annually once fully operational. The facility is expected to be fully operational in 2024 and will scale the production of Believer’s cultivated meat products.
“We are thrilled to have Gustavo step into the CEO role,” said Prof. Yaakov Nahmias, Founder, President, and Chief Scientific Officer at Believer. “He has been an instrumental part of the company’s growth and success to date, and we are confident that he will successfully lead us as we transition from a food tech start-up to a leading pioneer of a new food category.”
Kash Muthuraman will succeed Gustavo as Believer’s new Chief Operating Officer. Kash brings a breadth of experience in strategy, operations, and management, having held senior leadership positions at The Kraft Heinz Company, Deloitte, and Caterpillar, Inc. Before joining Believer Meats, Kash served as Head of Sales & Operations Planning for the U.S. at The Kraft Heinz Company. Believer’s leadership team is confident that Kash’s experience and expertise will enable the company to continue scaling up its production and achieving its goals as a leading pioneer of a new food category.
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