Nurasa Welcomes XiuLing Guo as Chief Executive Officer

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Nurasa’s Board of Directors and team are pleased to welcome XiuLing Guo as our new Chief Executive Officer. She joins with over two decades of senior leadership and deep innovation experience in the global food ingredients and quick service restaurant (QSR) sectors, and succeeds Alan Thompson who served as Interim CEO.

Prior to joining Nurasa, XiuLing was the Managing Director for Cargill’s Global Edible Oil Solutions Business in Asia, where she oversaw over 55 markets across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Latin America. During this time, she also served as a sponsor to Cargill’s in-house global start-up Incubation Programme.

Driven by her passion to create positive impact, XiuLing joined Tongji University’s accelerator programme as Founding Partner and Industry Advisor, which aims to solve global sustainability challenges by connecting top scientific minds, entrepreneurs, early-stage investors and global corporations.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Nurasa and its dedicated team of seasoned experts, all committed to delivering best-in-class support to food tech start-ups and accelerating access to sustainable foods across Asia. I look forward to working closely alongside them and our partners on this mission, and contribute to shaping a more sustainable future for food,” said XiuLing Guo, Chief Executive Officer of Nurasa.

“Today marks a significant milestone in Nurasa’s journey as we welcome a new CEO to lead the company into the future,” said Pradeep Pant, Chairman of Nurasa’s Board of Directors. “XiuLing’s track record of leadership and innovation across the global agriculture and food supply chain speaks volumes about her ability to steer Nurasa forward.”

“On behalf of Nurasa’s Board of Directors and management, we would like to also extend our heartfelt gratitude to Alan Thompson for his invaluable contributions and leadership during his time as Interim CEO,” Pant added. “Alan will be working closely with XiuLing and supporting during this crucial transition period. We wish him all the best when he returns to his responsibilities as Operating Partner at Temasek.”

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