Olivia Ogilvie

Olivia Ogilvie

CEO, Opo Bio

Dr Olivia Ogilvie is co-founder and CEO of Opo Bio, Aotearoa’s (New Zealand) first cultivated meat startup. Opo develops enabling technology for the cultivated meat industry, starting with cells and bespoke media ingredients. Olivia has a PhD in food biochemistry from University of Auckland and spent the three years working as a Research Fellow at University of Canterbury looking at the policy and regulatory environment of cultivated meat, alongside the Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor. She is an expert judge in the XPRIZE Feed The Next Billion competition and has a background in Venture Capital. She’s passionate about the future of food and scaling cultivated meat using innovative science. 

Peter Dearden

Peter Dearden

Professor, the University of Otago, Co-director, Genomics Aotearoa

Manya Sabherwal

Manya Sabherwal

National Account Manager, Cytiva

Jai Denton

Jai Denton

Director - Crop Biotechnology Policy, CropLife Australia

Mark Piper

Mark Piper

CEO, The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research

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