Leadership

Executive Team

Our team is led by experts from science, food, biotech, healthcare, and beyond who share one common passion: creating a kinder, greener tomorrow.

Ryan Pandya

CEO and Co-Founder

Ryan Pandya is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Perfect Day, a leading biomanufacturing company on a mission to create a kinder, greener tomorrow by developing new ways to make the foods you love today — starting in the dairy aisle.

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Ryan Pandya

CEO and Co-Founder

Perumal Gandhi

Co-Founder

Perumal Gandhi is a co-founder of Perfect Day, a global biomanufacturing company on a mission to create a kinder, greener tomorrow by developing new ways to make the foods you love today — starting in the dairy aisle.

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Perumal Gandhi

Co-Founder

Board Of Directors

The official guides towards our mission, charged with establishing the policies for and oversight of our strategic direction.

Bob Iger

Chief Executive Officer and President of Hilmar Cheese Company

Robert A. Iger is Executive Chairman of The Walt Disney Company and Chairman of the Board of Directors. He assumed the role of Executive Chairman in February 2020, having served as Chief Executive Officer since 2005.

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Bob Iger

Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board, The Walt Disney Company

Aftab Mathur

Director, Temasek

Aftab Mathur is a Director at Temasek, where he focuses on early and mid-stage global technology investments.

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Aftab Mathur

Director, Temasek

Patrick Zhang

Investor, Horizons Ventures

Patrick Zhang leads and manages biotechnology and healthcare-related investments at Horizons Ventures. He trained as a chemical engineer and worked across various industries including energy, financial institutions, and investment management.

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Patrick Zhang

Investor, Horizons Ventures

Sustainability & Health Advisory Council

Experts across agriculture, health, sustainability, and global nutrition specifically charged with pushing us towards our vision of a more equitable food system.

Okezue Bell

Creator, ideator, changemaker, biotech and AI developer

"Young people will be most affected by the climate decisions we make now. I am proud to be a part of the more sustainable future Perfect Day is building, and to bring the next generation's perspective to this important work."

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Okezue Bell

Creator, ideator, changemaker, biotech and AI developer

Leonardo DiCaprio

Director, Temasek

"A full-fledged response to climate change must bring innovation to all aspects of our daily lives – including to the foods we consume. Perfect Day’s forward-looking vision offers a new model for reducing the impact that our diets have on the planet. I’m pleased to be part of their advisory council and work together to support our shared urgent environmental mission."

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Leonardo DiCaprio

Academy Award® winning actor and environmental activist

Katharine Kreis

Investor, Horizons Ventures

"High quality protein is important for linear growth and a cornerstone for physical and cognitive development across the globe. More sustainable food production methods will benefit both human health and our shared future on this planet. I am eager to participate on this council."

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Katharine Kreis

Country Director, Peace Corps Eswatini; formerly Director of Strategic Initiatives and Lead for Nutrition Innovation at PATH

Dariush Mozaffarian

Investor, Horizons Ventures

"We need to scale innovative solutions that address global nutrition inequities and health challenges across our food system. I hope this Council will help guide the company’s work to contribute to a global food system that is more nutritious, equitable, and sustainable."

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Dariush Mozaffarian

Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy at Tufts University

Danielle Nierenberg

Chief Executive Officer and President of Hilmar Cheese Company

"Perfect Day’s vision of a more equitable, resilient, and diverse food system is completely aligned with my work and passion. Joining this Council is a way for me to advise and push them towards this vision, while sharing diverse perspectives from some of the best minds in health and sustainability to generate new ideas in food innovation."

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Danielle Nierenberg

President of Food Tank

David Stukus

Director, Temasek

"I’m excited to partner with Perfect Day and strongly support their commitment to helping novel foods fit into the lives of healthy families. Food allergy awareness starts with the companies who produce allergen containing foods stepping up to the plate the way Perfect Day already has with their transparent, consumer-forward approach. I’m looking forward to guiding them on how to better educate consumers, especially those with food allergies, on their innovative products."

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David Stukus

Pediatric allergist/immunologist, researcher, and patient advocate

Mary Shelman

Investor, Horizons Ventures

"Perfect Day’s technology presents a critical solution that extends well beyond the dairy aisle. I’m excited to join their Sustainability & Health Advisory Council to take meaningful steps towards a holistically stronger agriculture and food systems. I can’t wait to get started."

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Mary Shelman

Former head Harvard Business School Agribusiness program and renowned agtech expert

Ann M Veneman

Investor, Horizons Ventures

"Feeding our growing world population requires technology and products that are healthy, nutritious and sustainable. I look forward to working with Perfect Day on solutions to address these intersecting issues."

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Ann M Veneman

Former US Secretary of Agriculture and UNICEF executive director

Corporate Advisors

Our mentors who have been on our journey from the beginning, sharing deep expertise on growing strong businesses with meaningful impact.

Amy Chang

Chief Executive Officer and President of Hilmar Cheese Company

Amy serves on the board of directors for The Walt Disney Company, Procter & Gamble, Marqeta, SambaNova, and Pragma, and has previously served on the boards of Cisco, Splunk and Informatica, which encompass over a half trillion dollars in total market cap.

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Amy Chang

Board Member, Disney, Procter & Gamble, MarqetaSambaNova, and PragmaEVP/Executive Advisor, Cisco

Isha Datar

Director, Temasek

Isha is executive director of New Harvest, a nonprofit research institute that funds open, public cultured meat research. She has been pioneering cellular agriculture since 2009, driven by a passion to see transformative technology create a better world.

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Isha Datar

Executive Director, New Harvest

Henk Hoogenkamp

Investor, Horizons Ventures

Henk Hoogenkamp is a strategic technology advisor. His career has spanned the globe and five decades in food and food technology. He is responsible for some of the most significant breakthroughs in dairy and protein solutions. He currently advises founders and CEOs from food giants to innovative startups.

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Henk Hoogenkamp

Sustainable protein technology expertadvisor, and author

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