Anna joined Vestaron as President & CEO and as Board member in June 2018, bringing more than a decade of experience across multiple venture-backed ag-tech companies. Before that Anna founded and led as CEO the company NexSteppe to develop and commercialize optimized crops for the biobased economy. Previously Anna was leading the Commercial Development and Business Development at Ceres, an agricultural biotechnology company and developer of dedicated energy crops. Anna started her professional career at McKinsey & Co., holds a master’s degree in genetics, received her J.D. from Yale Law School, and attended leadership programs at Harvard Business School and Yale Management School. She currently sits on the board of directors for the Biotech Industry Organization.