Andras Forgacs

Chief Executive Officer, Modern Meadow Inc.

Andras is the Co-founder and CEO of Modern Meadow, pioneering biologically advanced materials and textiles. The company harnesses the power of design, biology, and engineering to produce ZOA, the world’s first bioleather materials. Modern Meadow materials enable new design and performance possibilities and by partnering with some of the world’s most cherished and innovative consumer brands aims to bring new life to the material world. Previously, Andras co-founded Organovo (NASDAQ: ONVO), which commercialized 3D bioprinting to create human tissues for pharmaceutical research and medical applications. In parallel, Andras served as Managing Director with Richmond Global, an international technology-focused venture fund and as a consultant with McKinsey focused on biopharma and private equity. Formerly, he helped found Citigroup's investment banking e-commerce group and developed award winning online products for bank. Andras is also the co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of the international non-profit Resolution Project. He serves as an Advisory Board Member for Fast Company China and on the Global Futures Council on Consumption for the World Economic Forum. He was Kauffman Fellow with the Center for Venture Education, a Term Member with the Council on Foreign Relations and named to Crain's New York "40 Under 40" list in 2016. Andras received his MBA from the Wharton School of Business and his AB with honors in Government from Harvard.