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Andras Forgacs

Co-founder and Chief Executive, Modern Meadow

Andras is the co-founder and Chief Executive of Modern Meadow developing fundamentally new ways to grow meat and leather with better properties, no need for animal slaughter and much lower inputs of land, water, energy and chemicals.

Previously, Andras co-founded Organovo (NYSE: ONVO), which uses 3D bioprinting to create human tissues for pharmaceutical research and medical applications. Organovo has been recognized as one of TIME magazine’s inventions of the year in 2010, by MIT Technology Review on its TR50 list of most innovative companies for 2012 and by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer in 2015. Earlier, Andras had served as a consultant with McKinsey, a venture investor, and an investment banker with Citigroup.

He is also co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of the international non-profit Resolution Project, a Kauffman Fellow and was a Term Member with the Council on Foreign Relations. Andras holds an MBA from Wharton and a Bachelor of Arts with honors from Harvard.