CEO & Co-Founder, Memphis Meats
Uma is a cardiologist, entrepreneur, and the CEO and co-founder of Memphis Meats. Memphis Meats is the world’s leading clean meat company producing meat directly from animal cells without raising animals. As the chief visionary of Memphis Meats, Uma sets the strategic direction and oversees the development of clean meat technologies with a focus on commercialization. Memphis Meats has already pioneered the world’s first multi-animal clean meat platform and made history by releasing chicken, duck and beef grown directly from animal cells. Uma’s mission is to feed the world’s growing population with meat that is delicious, affordable and sustainable. His team is pursuing a major technological leap and a near-trillion dollar market opportunity. A Mayo Clinic cardiologist by training, Uma has served in numerous leadership roles at the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and cofounded or invested in several medical device and food tech startups. Fun fact: Uma has rescued several people in cardiac arrest.