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Ethan Brown    

Co-Founder & CEO of Beyond Meat; Vegan & Sustainability Advocate

Ethan Brown is the founder of Beyond Meat and has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors since its inception in 2009. Beyond Meat is a Los Angeles-based producer of plant-based meat substitutes designed to replace chicken meat, beef, and pork sausage. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals named Beyond Meat as its company of the year for 2013. The company went public in July of 2019 at a $1.5 billion valuation.

Mr. 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. He then joined Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP), a hydrogen fuel-cell company where he worked for several years, being promoted from an entry-level manager to reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer before leaving to found Beyond Meat.

Mr. Brown also created and opened a center for fuel reformation and has held several industry positions, including Vice Chairman of the Board at The National Hydrogen Association and Secretary of the United States Fuel Cell Council. He is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and, along with Beyond Meat, is the recipient of the United Nation’s highest environmental accolade, Champion of the Earth (2018). Mr. Brown holds a MBA from Columbia University and an MPP with a focus on Environment from the University of Maryland.


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