Brett Thompson

Brett Thompson

Company: Mzansi Meat Co.

Job title: Co-Founder and CEO


Brett is the co-founder and CEO of Mzansi Meat Co., Africa’s first cultivated meat company and the co-founder of the Credence Institute. Brett studied finance and economics at the University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University in South Africa. After completing his honors thesis, Making an Economic Case for Vegetarianism, he went on to work for the Fry Family Food Co., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of plant based meat alternatives and dairy-free food. Brett is also passionate about the environment  and is the spokesperson for Meat-Free Mondays South Africa. Brett is an experienced public speaker and was part of the nationwide campaign that spread awareness to thousands of South Africans about the benefits of a plant-based diet for the planet as well as for the animals  who inhabit it. Brett is the former Program Manager for Beyond Carnism who has organized training for the Center for Effective Vegan Advocacy in countries all over the world including  South Africa, Portugal, Australia, Norway and Israel. 

He is also the former Global Coordinator  for ProVeg International, an organization that aims to reduce the global consumption of  animals by 50% by the year 2040.


PANEL DISCUSSION: Emerging Applications of Cell Cultures 5:30 pm

This interactive panel discussion will explore: • The future of cellular agriculture beyond cell-based meat & seafood • The challenges and opportunities in emerging applications such as eggs, kinds of milk, fats and gelatine • Key case studies and lessons learnt from brandsRead more

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