Ayana Bio, a plant cell technology company dedicated to creating sustainable bioactives for consumer products, has announced the appointment of Jim Hamilton to the company’s board of directors.
Hamilton, the former president of DSM Nutritional Products USA and CEO of OmniActive Health Technologies, is a distinguished executive in the health, nutrition and life science industries, widely recognised for his leadership and stewardship of companies through periods of rapid growth, strategic review and transition.
Hamilton brings a wealth of industry experience to Ayana Bio, having served in various leadership roles and board positions in the dietary supplement, food, beverage, cosmetic and animal nutrition industries.
In addition to Hamilton’s current advisory roles, he acts as chair of the board of directors of Vitamin Angels, a non-profit organisation that provides life-changing vitamins to over 70 million children in need.
Recognised for negotiating high-profile business alliances and partnerships, Hamilton’s collaborative communication style is anticipated to foster diverse and effective long-term relationships for Ayana Bio.
Frank Jaksch, CEO of Ayana Bio, said: “Jim’s industry knowledge and innovative approach align perfectly with our mission to solve many of the challenges the botanical supply chain faces today”.
Ena Cratsenburg, member of Ayana Bio’s board of directors, added: “Jim has played a leading role at well-respected, innovative companies in the health and nutrition industry for over 30 years, and we are thrilled to have him on the Ayana Bio board”.
Hamilton said: “I am honoured to join Ayana Bio’s board of directors during this pivotal time in the company’s journey. Ayana Bio’s commitment to growing sustainable bioactives aligns seamlessly with my passion for advancing health and wellness through innovative solutions.”
He continued: “Together, we will navigate the opportunities in the botanical supply chain, driving forward our shared mission of transforming the industry through plant cell cultivation”.
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