Believer Meats appoints new chief executive
Israel-based Believer Meats has announced the appointment of Gustavo Burger as its new CEO, effective immediately.
Gustavo previously served as COO at Believer and succeeds Nicole Johnson-Hoffman who has moved on to pursue other career opportunities.
Gustavo brings experience from leadership roles at companies such as BRF, Anheuser-Busch InBev and most recently at The Kraft Heinz Company, where he served as chief supply officer for international operations across various regions.
Kash Muthuraman will succeed Gustavo as the company’s new COO, after previously serving as the company's VP of operations. Kash brings experience in strategy, operations and management, having held senior leadership positions at Deloitte and The Kraft Heinz Company where he served as head of sales and operations planning for the US.
Gustavo said: "I am honoured and excited to lead Believer as its CEO as we effectively and strategically accelerate our business. We are at the forefront of a new era in food with the dawn of cellular agriculture, and I look forward to working together with our world-class global team to bring our cultivated meat products to consumers around the world."
Yaakov Nahmias, founder, president, and chief scientific officer at Believer, commented: "We are thrilled to have Gustavo step into the role of CEO. 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.”
In December 2021, Believer Meats – formerly known as Future Meat Technologies – announced that it had raised $347 million in a Series B round of financing.