Amy Chen

Amy Chen

Chief Operating Officer
Upside Foods

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Amy Chen is the Chief Operating Officer of UPSIDE Foods (formerly Memphis Meats), the world’s leading cultivated meat company. UPSIDE Foods was the first company focused on growing real meat directly from animal cells and has led the industry ever since. Since 2015, UPSIDE Foods has achieved numerous industry-defining milestones, including being the first company to produce multiple species of meat (beef, chicken and duck), to partner with the existing meat industry, and to break ground on a production facility. 


As COO, Amy leads the brand's global strategy and commercial functions, including sales and marketing, finance and operations, product development, food safety and public policy. She’s also focused on scaling the company's culture as it enters its next phase.


Prior to joining UPSIDE Foods, Amy was Senior Vice-President for PepsiCo Beverages North America. She previously served as the Chief Marketing Officer for PepsiCo Snacks in the Greater China Region, in addition to other sales, operations, strategy and innovation roles. 


Amy is a strategic thinker, a passionate leader, and a strong believer that business can be a force for good. She has an M.B.A. and a J.D. from Stanford University and an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Harvard.