Kalera AS, announced today that it has named Curtis McWilliams, who was recently elected to Kalera’s Board of Directors, as interim President and Chief Executive Officer. Curtis is an accomplished Executive, Director and Board Chairman with a strong reputation within the investment community.
“We are thrilled to have Curtis’ leadership and track record of creating shareholder value which he will bring to the interim CEO role. He embodies the strong culture and leadership we seek to build at Kalera. We are grateful that he has agreed to serve,” said Kim Lopdrup, incoming Chairman of Kalera’s Board of Directors.
Former CEO Daniel Malechuk is leaving Kalera to pursue other interests. “The board would like to thank Daniel for his leadership and hard work over the past several years. Kalera has come a long way since he joined and is now well-positioned to achieve its mission of becoming a global leader in environmentally sustainable vertical farming,” said Kim Lopdrup.
The Board of Directors has begun a formal search for a permanent CEO and expects the process to be concluded in 2022.