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Bloomberg New Economy Names Dr. Sandhya Sriram as 2021 Catalyst

Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder of Bloomberg L.P. and Bloomberg Philanthropies, and Three-Term Mayor of New York City, introduced the inaugural class of Bloomberg New Economy Catalysts: a new global community of public and private sector innovators and entrepreneurs accelerating solutions to today’s greatest problems. Dr. Sandhya Sriram, CEO, and Co-Founder, Shiok Meats was named as part of the 2021 class of Bloomberg New Economy Catalysts who are creating true impact at the cutting edge of technology and policy — across borders, in emerging economies, and beyond — to build a more equitable and sustainable global future.

“The Bloomberg New Economy Catalysts are a group of talented entrepreneurs, scientists, policymakers, and other leaders taking on pressing global challenges,” said Bloomberg. “Many of them are from countries that are having an increasingly big impact on the world economy. And I know our forum will benefit from their contributions.”

Sandhya will participate in the Bloomberg New Economy Catalyst event on June 30. This unique virtual platform will explore, debate, and share with the world what’s next in the fields of climate, agriculture, biotech, e-commerce, space, and digital money.

About Dr. Sandhya Sriram

Reinventing seafood to sustainably meet global food demand (Singapore)

Dr. Sandhya Sriram is the CEO and co-founder of Shiok Meats Pte. Ltd., Singapore, the first cell-based seafood & meat company in Southeast Asia and the first cell-based Crustacean company globally. With her at the helm, Shiok Meats has raised USD 20 Million in funding since its inception in 2018, the highest ever by a cell-based meat company in Southeast Asia from a global suite of investors – USA, Europe, Singapore, Japan, South Korea to name a few. A stem cell biologist and scientist by training and education, a former business development professional, a serial entrepreneur, and a thought leader – all in one – Snadya was recently named as part of the 2021 class of Bloomberg New Economy Catalysts and as one of Forbes Women in Tech.

She is also an advisor and investor to trailblazing Food Tech start-ups and has spoken at leading industry conferences worldwide. A proud mother to a 7-year-old, a ‘conscious lifestyle’ blogger, and an avid traveler, Snadhya likes to call herself a ‘productive juggler.’

General Profile: Sandhya has over ten years of experience working with muscle, adipose, cells, and stem cells. After graduating with a Ph.D. from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Sandhya pursued her postdoctoral work at A*STAR in Singapore. Following four years of postdoctoral work, she took up business development at a research institute.


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