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Daiya Foods appoints Melissa Lee as CFO

By Food in Canada staff   

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Daiya Foods names finance veteran Melissa Lee as chief financial officer for the company. As a member of Daiya’s senior leadership team, Lee will report directly to CEO Michael Watt, and she will be responsible for leading the finance and IT teams for Daiya.

Originally from Canada, Lee returns following three years in the United States, where she most recently held an executive leadership role as vice-president, Corporate FP&A, with Walmart Inc.

“The appointment of Melissa Lee to the position of chief financial officer comes at an exciting time for Daiya; we have just opened our new state-of-the-art plant-based food manufacturing and innovation facility, the largest and first of its kind in North America,” said Watt. “I look forward to working closely with Melissa as we accelerate Daiya’s leadership position in the plant-based movement.”

“The Daiya purpose to help change how the world eats through delicious plant-based eating, immediately appealed to me both professionally and personally. I welcome the opportunity to join such a successful company and a team that’s so clearly committed to a values-based business model,” shared Lee. “I have embraced a plant-based lifestyle for years now and I’m eager to apply my genuine passion to help accelerate Daiya’s next stages of growth and innovation.”

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