PeakBridge today announced that Ellen de Brabander will join the firm as a Venture Partner and Head of Technical Due Diligence

PeakBridge is a member of EITFood and manages Newtrition, a dedicated FoodTech investment fund.

Brabander will continue to serve as a Senior Vice President of Research & Development for PepsiCo with global oversight responsibilities for the company’s key R&D governance and compliance functions.

Erich Sieber and Nadav Berger, Founding Managing Partners at PeakBridge said: “We are delighted to have someone of Ellen’s talent and experience joining PeakBridge. Her vast knowledge will be a great asset to us as we invest in sustainable FoodTech and innovation.”

Brabander added: “PeakBridge is at the forefront of investing in high impact food technology. I see tremendous opportunities for growth in the sector and I am excited to be part of the PeakBridge team.”

Brabander also serves as a Member of the Board of Governors at the New York Academy of Sciences. She was the interim CEO of EITFood from 2016 to 2018, and previously served as Chief Technology Officer at Merial (animal health division of Sanofi) and DSM. She received her PhD from Leiden University and performed a Post Doc in Biology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management in 1990.

PeakBridge is an Alternative Investment Fund Manager and Investment Services Firm specialized in high ­impact FoodTech. Founded in 2017 by two senior executives with extensive knowledge and experience in the FoodTech field, PeakBridge currently manages Newtrition, a dedicated FoodTech Fund. PeakBridge is the only fund manager to be a member of the world’s largest agri-­food innovation initiative called, which committed EUR 1.6 billion to revolutionizing the value chain from farm to folk.

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