David Zhang
Plenary Session
President Asia

David Zhang has been joined OATLY since 2017 and currently serves as the President of the Asia-Pacific region. He brought the OATLY brand into the China market and subsequently expanded the business in other parts of Asia. Under his lead, OATLY has spearheaded the food & beverage industry to establish the new plant-based protein category in China. OATLY's success in China was recognized by Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) as “Outstanding Commercial Showcase” and has received the "2021 Excellent Management Award" by Harvard Business Review China.

David’s leadership was recognized early in his career when he was awarded the "Global Outstanding Business Leader" by Jeff Immelt, the CEO of General Electric. In 2021, he was again honored by Food & Beverage Innovation Forum (FBIF) with the "Person of the Year” award, which recognizes individuals who are influencing and leading to the Food & Beverage industry and its future through their actions.

David has obtained his EMBA degree in China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB). Prior to joining OATLY, he served managerial positions at Siemens, General Electric, China Resources Group and other Fortune Global 500 companies.

Event Introduction
Plenary Session
 · 06/14 (Day 1)
North Ballroom - Hall 18 1st Floor
Global Trends Insight
The New Plant-Based Time: Looking Back, Seeing the Future

Since 2018, the concept of plant-based has taken root in the industry as a new way of eating. With the global ESG boom, plant-based has also played a significant role in the sustainable development of the earth. In this "plant revolution", it wants to promote the consumer upgrade in the quality of excellence.

- In the past few years, what value has plant-based, which emphasizes Good For Earth, Good For People, brought to the world?

- The new plant-based rise, not to be a substitute for anyone, how it "do it yourself" in the industry?

- Under the competition of a thousand sails and a hundred boats, how many possibilities are there for the future of plant-based?

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