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Blue Horizon appoints Sedef Köktentürk as a Managing Partner & COO

By Blue Horizon

Zurich, 28 January 2021 – Blue Horizon, a pure play thematic impact investor in the alternative protein sector, has hired Sedef Köktentürk as a Managing Partner & COO to join the executive team and lead on impact.

Sedef complements the management team of Blue Horizon and will be responsible for leading on impact, client solutions, operations and technology, initially focusing on the growth strategy. Sedef brings 20 years of capital markets experience from leading global investment firms including Generation Investment Management and Goldman Sachs. She started her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in financial advisory and holds an MBA from the Columbia Business School in New York. Sedef is also an Olympian; she represented Turkey in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in windsurfing.

Björn Witte, CEO of Blue Horizon, said: “We are pleased to welcome Sedef to our executive team. She is an accomplished global leader in sustainable investing and impact management and is fully committed to our vision of bringing tasty, healthy and affordable food to everyone. With her extensive global network and diverse experience in asset management, Sedef will be instrumental to the successful growth and development of our investment platform.”

About Blue Horizon Corporation
As a pure play global pioneer with privileged access in the Food 4.0 ecosystem, Blue Horizon has shaped the growth of the alternative proteins market. The company aims to transform the global food industry through impact capital and value creation, and invests across the lifecycles of companies that are mission aligned to replace animal proteins with healthy and sustainable alternative sources of protein. Blue Horizon was founded by Roger Lienhard in 2016 and is based in Zurich. To date, the company has raised over USD 650 million and invested in more than 50 companies in the alternative protein sector. Its business model offers an attractive opportunity to invest in the evolution of the global food ecosystem while contributing to a healthy and sustainable world.

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