Gabriel Perez-Krieb has been named the new Chairman of the Board for Chosen Foods. Based in San Diego, Chosen Foods is a consumer packaged goods company focused on non-GMO and organic superfoods. Chosen Foods is the #1 global market leader in the avocado oil category and is a trusted supplier of nutritious grains and healthy plant-based snacks. Chosen Foods is one of the fastest growing brands in the U.S., recently achieving #47 on the INC 500 list of fastest growing private companies in America, and #5 in the food and beverage category.
Gabriel Perez-Krieb succeeds Chosen Foods founder and previous Chairman, Carsten Hagen. Hagen will remain active on the board, especially as an inspiration to the product development team and in the area of clean ingredient sourcing from around the world.
“Gabriel is a well-rounded leader and has brought a winning culture and exponential growth wherever he has been,” said Steve Gallo, CEO of Chosen Foods. “He is the perfect facilitator for our board at this time, he is a true visionary and an expert at gaining consensus with diverse groups. We are focused on increased investment in the Chosen Foods brand and commercial expansion and his close working relationships with every member of the board and leadership team at Chosen Foods will be a tremendous asset,” said Gallo.
Perez-Krieb most recently served as a Chief Revenue Officer of Sesajal, and CEO of PIA Ingredients, a subsidiary of Sesajal. His previous experience includes serving as a board member and president of Sesajal, chairman of Kuantum Brands, trade commissioner of Mexico for the U.S., CEO of Intelogik and CEO of Image Technology Company. Perez-Krieb earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and his master’s in business administration from IPADE Business School.
“I have been working closely with Chosen Foods for the past several years as a member of the board, and I am extremely honored to be the new chairman,” said Perez-Krieb. I’m excited to help guide their record-breaking growth, while maintaining focus on our mission to be one of the most trusted brands in the world offering innovative and healthy products to our consumers.”