Sector News

Impossible Foods names David Lee as COO and CFO

November 24, 2015
Food & Drink

/PRNewswire/ – Impossible Foods, Inc., announced today that David Lee, who has served in leadership positions at Zynga, Del Monte Foods and Best Buy, will become the company’s new Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer on December 14, 2015. Impossible Foods has developed a new way to make delicious meat and dairy foods directly from simple plant ingredients to alleviate the environmental impact of animal farming.

“David is the right person at the right time for Impossible Foods, and we are thrilled to have him join us,” said founder and CEO Patrick O. Brown, M.D., Ph.D. “David’s operations and finance experience, including extensive experience in the food industry, will be invaluable as we prepare to launch our first product, the Impossible burger, next year. Equally important is his commitment to our mission: to create a more sustainable and secure global food supply.”

Lee has 20 years of experience across retail and consumer industries, with a successful track record of helping drive business transformations and optimize organizational effectiveness.

“I was attracted to Impossible Foods because it fulfilled a lifelong goal of working for a cause-driven company,” Lee said. “The company is pioneering a new and better way to feed the world, and I am very excited to be a part of that movement.”

Lee served most recently as CFO of Zynga, the social gaming company. Prior to that, he served as the Senior Vice President of Enterprise Finance for Best Buy, where he was responsible for leading the company’s corporate strategy, financial planning and analysis and treasury teams.

During his eight years at Del Monte, he held several leadership positions across finance and general management including Senior Vice President of Strategy where he oversaw corporate affairs, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate transformations, and earlier served as Senior Vice President of Consumer Products.

Source: Impossible Foods

comments closed

Related News

October 2, 2022

Drinktec 2022: In review

Food & Drink

In the lead-up to the world-famous Oktoberfest – which celebrates Bavarian tradition, beer and the festival spirit – Munich was already buzzing with activity by the time the doors opened to Drinktec 2022 on 12-16 September. The atmosphere was lively, with approximately 50,000 visitors from 169 countries in attendance.

October 2, 2022

Alan Jope to step down as Unilever CEO

Food & Drink

Unilever has announced CEO Alan Jope’s decision to retire from the company at the end of 2023, after five years at the helm. The announcement comes less than a year after a failed attempt by Unilever to buy GlaxoSmithKline’s consumer healthcare business and just months after activist investor Nelson Peltz joined the company’s board.

October 2, 2022

Lakeland Dairies names Colin Kelly as next group CEO

Food & Drink

Lakeland Dairies has announced that Colin Kelly will assume the role of group CEO following the retirement of Michael Hanley at the end of the year. Kelly will take up the position in January 2023, while Hanley will step down in December this year.