FOUNDER & HEAD OF R&D, STOCKELD DREAMERY
Anja Leissner comes from a food-loving family with a background in biotechnology, food science, microbiology and nutrition. She has diverse expertise in dairy technology and processing, immunotechnology, plant oil formulations and flavoring solutions and was knees deep into all the activities at the Student Union at Lund University. A short tour into the world of plant proteins resulted in a real obsession and the foundation of Stockeld Dreamery (then: Noquo Foods) in early 2019. The company is now 24 people strong and has launched its first product, 'Chunk', in May 2021. Anja is a mentor to other start-ups, a passionate Kombucha drinker and fermentation promoter, with a limitless belief in human potential.
Howard-Yana Shapiro, Chief Agricultural Officer, Mars Inc.