Shiru Appoints Vice President of Business Development

Newly appointed VP of Business Development Julian Lewis joins with 13 years of experience leading subsidiaries in the U.S. and Europe of Puratos, a leading global bakery ingredient manufacturer.

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Julian Lewis as Shiru’s Vice President of Business Development. Shiru is an ingredients company whose mission is to feed people more sustainably. We leverage machine learning and precision biology to identify and create ideal food proteins capable of fueling the future of food.

Founder & CEO Jasmin Hume commented, “We are very excited to welcome Julian to the Shiru team. We have built out a robust protein discovery platform for identifying new ingredients and we are now ready to embark on our next phase of development by building partnerships with the food industry to bring these new alternative proteins to market. Julian will lead commercialization at Shiru by forging collaborative relationships with food manufacturers and ingredients businesses. Julian has extensive experience in driving profitable sales growth in the B2B ingredients industry across the US & Europe and we’re really excited to be able to leverage his expertise at Shiru. These skills coupled with his genuine passion for sustainability and plant-based foods make him a great fit for our team at Shiru.”

Julian Lewis added, “I am inspired by the big idea of Shiru, to create an intelligent platform to discover new proteins required by the food industry to sustainably feed our future populations. And they’ve done it! Jasmin has built a world-class team who in turn have built a game-changing and much-needed capability. It is a privilege to join the team and bring the Shiru mission to a commercial reality.”

Julian has spent the previous 13 years leading subsidiaries in the US & Europe of Puratos, the global bakery ingredient manufacturer. Prior to this Julian led commercial teams at Cadbury Schweppes & L’Oreal. Julian is an enthusiastic advocate of a plant-based diet which he believes drives his performance as an eager ultra-runner and leaves him with extra energy to look after his growing collection of rescue llamas in Washington State.