LIVEKINDLY Collective, a collection of established and scale-up plant-based food brands on track to become one of the world’s leading plant-based food companies, today announces the appointment of David Knopf, CFO and Malik Sadiq, COO as co-CEOs effective immediately. Paul Polman, Chairman of LIVEKINDLY Collective said:
“Despite the challenging external environment , LIVEKINDLY Collective is vastly progressing on their mission to make plant-based living the new norm. We have made great progress over the past 12 months to position the company competitively. David’s and Malik’s in-depth knowledge of the food industry, and extensive experience in leading businesses towards success, make them perfect candidates to further grow LIVEKINDLY Collective into the preeminent plant-based food company.”
The company has been previously led by an interim CEO office team. David and Malik take on the shared CEO office responsibility alongside their current roles as CFO and COO, respectively. They will jointly deliver on the current strategy and become a unified voice for the Collective internally and externally on the road to profitability.