Asian Investment Conference 2022
Founder and CEO, v2food
Nick Hazell is Founder and CEO of Australian start-up v2food. Launched nationally in October 2019, v2food has developed plant-based meat, building on its close collaboration with The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) to create tasty, sustainable and healthy products. Working with the Australian agriculture sector, v2food is part of the growth of a new AUD$6 billion+ industry in Australia and a major exporter throughout the world as part of the goal to feed 10 billion people by 2050.
Mr Hazell is an experienced food innovator, lecturer and consultant. He worked in aerospace and chocolate manufacturing before moving into research and development (R&D) in the food industry, working at global multinationals in The Netherlands and Australia. He was R&D Director at Masterfoods and at PepsiCo Australia and New Zealand, working on products like Grain Waves, Red Rock Deli, Sunbites and Smiths. He lectures in the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation program at The University of Technology, Sydney and has been consulted by CSIRO and the meat industry.
Mr Hazell holds a Master of Engineering degree in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Cambridge.