Gathered Foods, makers of Good Catch plant-based seafood, has announced the appointment of Christine Mei as CEO. Mei will lead the growth and expansion of Gathered Foods as a preeminent innovator in the plant-based food industry.
Mei is a global leader with over 30 years of consumer product goods (CPG) industry experience, having enjoyed assignments living in the United States, China, and Hong Kong. She has built her career across a wide spectrum of roles in marketing, strategy, sales, and operations, while having managed teams around the world in developed, developing, and emerging countries. Mei has held various leadership positions at companies including Beiersdorf, Royal Philips, The Coca-Cola Co., Nike, and Procter & Gamble. She holds a BS degree in chemical engineering from The University of Texas and an MBA from Rice University. Most recently, she has been an investor and mentor for SKU, a CPG accelerator based in Austin, where she advised startup companies.
Previously, Co-Founder Chris Kerr held the title of CEO. With Mei’s appointment, Kerr will remain active and involved in his role as executive chair, working alongside Mei and the team to steer the growth of the company.
“At Gathered Foods, we thrive on collaboration and bringing together creative minds to join our mission to make a difference,” said Kerr, in a press release. “We’re beyond excited to have been able to attract someone like Christine to lead our enterprise. She brings such a wealth of experience in the CPG space, with a focus on catapulting brands to their full potential. The future of our brand is bright, and we are excited for what’s to come with Christine at the helm.”