Company: Change Foods
Job title: Founder & CEO
Alternative protein enthusiast, founder and CEO of food-tech startup Change Foods – redefining cheese and dairy using microbial biotechnology.
Having worked for over 13 years in the aerospace industry at Boeing in a number of technical and leadership roles, I made a career change in 2017 to realign my professional purpose with my personal one.
I entered the food innovation and alternative protein sector motivated by my passion to help solve many of the environmental, ethical and health challenges stemming from industrialized animal farming, animal-based diets, and inefficient food systems.
Upon leaving aerospace, I helped launch and became a board director of Food Frontier, a non-profit innovative think-tank & industry accelerator for alternative proteins – in particular plant-based and cultivated meats.
In parallel, I moved into the Australian hemp industry as COO of Hemple – an innovative brand developing food and products in the emerging cannabinoid market such as CBD oil.
Since early 2019, I have been the APAC regional manager for Hungry Planet, a premium U.S. plant-based meat company. It has a full-range of over 10 premium plant-based meats and is expanding globally to meet ever-growing demands. I have helped with regional expansion, brand development and localisation of manufacturing.
LIVE Q&A – Ask the Speakers Your Burning Questions 4:00 pm
day: Day One
Change Foods – How Precision Fermentation Can Pave the Way for a New Future of Cheese 3:00 pm
Though many companies have already produced successful cheese alternatives using plant-based ingredients, these don’t always convince the most devoted cheese-lovers. Change Foods is developing a more sustainable alternative, paving the way for a new future of cheese. In this presentation, David will: • Share how Change Foods is narrowing down the optimal host from microbes…Read more
day: Day One