Ilya leads all aspects of GFI-U.S.’s programmatic and administrative operations, working alongside the U.S. leadership team to ensure GFI is executing towards maximal impact in transforming our food system while building an inclusive, equitable culture where every team member can thrive. Areas of expertise: strategic plan implementation, program leadership, infrastructure and operations
Christina works with GFI's university innovation team to build the alternative protein workforce needed to reimagine our protein supply. Areas of expertise: university programs, curriculum development, academic support, chemical engineering
Laine serves as an Innovation and Entrepreneurship Manager, helping to position GFI as a valuable resource for emerging companies in the alternative proteins sector as they launch and scale. Areas of Expertise: entrepreneurship, strategic planning, team building, market validation, mentorship
Zak Weston works with manufacturers, suppliers, and upstream companies to scale innovation and infrastructure investment throughout the alternative protein supply chain. Areas of expertise: supply chains, infrastructure, ingredients, foodservice, and contract manufacturing.
Maia Keerie oversees GFI’s media relations and thought leadership campaigns and works with leading U.S. and international news outlets to elevate alternative proteins within the media. Areas of expertise: strategic communications, media management, journalism.