Carrie Chan Kai Yi

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Avant

Carrie is passionate about the environment, particularly the impact of our food supply on the planet. She co-founded Avant Meats in 2018, the first cultivated meat company in China and the first cultivated fish company in Asia. Avant’s technology offers a system to produce nutritious, tasty fish and functional marine proteins directly from fish cells at economically viable costs. Carrie holds an MBA from INSEAD. Her expertise is in strategy and general management. She had managed major greenfield Capex projects from conception to revenue-generating operations. Avant group’s end-to-end technology platform also allows continuous new product development from scratch all the way to production. Avant aims to be a global leader in producing traceable and sustainably cultivated proteins in a fully contained environment for food, skincare, and functional applications. Founded in 2018, Avant now has a presence in Singapore and Greater China. Avant has also been awarded Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum and featured in Reuters, TIME, Financial Times, Forbes, The Telegraph, South China Morning Post, and CCTV. For more information, please visit

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