|Intro||American Businessman, CEO of Beyond Meat|
|Known for||Beyond Meat|
|Is||Business executive Businessperson Entrepreneur|
|From||United States of America|
Ethan Brown is an American entrepreneur.
He is the founder of Beyond Meat and has served as its President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of directors since its inception in 2009. He also served as the firm's Secretary since its inception to September 2018.
Brown holds an MBA from Columbia University, an MPP with a focus on Environment from the University of Maryland and a BA in History and Government from Connecticut College.
Brown began his career with a focus on clean energy and the environment, serving as an energy analyst for the National Governors’ Center for Best Practices. He then joined Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP), a hydrogen fuel-cell company, being promoted from an entry-level manager to reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer before leaving to found Beyond Meat.
Brown also created and opened a center for fuel reformation and has held several industry positions, including Vice Chairman of the Board at The National Hydrogen Association and Secretary of the United States Fuel Cell Council.
Brown is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and, along with Beyond Meat, is the recipient of the United Nation’s highest environmental accolade, Champion of the Earth (2018).