Calysta bolsters senior team and board
Monday, September 13, 2021
Calysta bolstered its strategic leadership with the appointment of a new CFO and board member. Keysha Bailey became CFO while Rabobank veteran Jacqueline Pieters-Zetsma joined the Board of Directors as an independent non-executive board member.
Keysha Bailey brings over 20 years of strategic financial and operational leadership with results in scaling enterprises as well as established complex organizations, in both the public and private sectors. She has over a decade of investment and capital markets experience with J.P. Morgan and Prudential and was most recently CFO at Rocketship Education in California.
As part of the executive team, Keysha will play an integral role in the company’s global growth and commercialization, ahead of the delivery of the world’s first commercial-scale FeedKind® production facility being developed in China by Calysseo, Calysta’s 50/50 joint venture with Adisseo.
Based in the Netherlands, Jacqueline Pieters-Zetsma joins Calysta’s board of directors alongside representatives from Adisseo, bp ventures and Aqua-Spark. Jacqueline brings an in-depth knowledge of global food and agriculture financing and sustainability-oriented banking.
“Keysha and Jacqueline join us at a very exciting time in our development, with the Calysseo facility in China expected to start operations next year. Keysha will be an invaluable asset to Calysta as it gears up the commercial launch of FeedKind, and we’ll no doubt benefit hugely from Jacqueline’s extensive experience in the sustainable food and agriculture sector,” said the company’s president, CEO and founder, Alan Shaw.
Photo caption: Alan Shaw, CEO, Calysta.
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