Ozlem Erbas Soydaner
Founder & CEO, Sprout
Ozlem (Oz) Erbas Soydaner is the Founder & CEO of Sprout, a purpose-driven business which specializes in healthy foods for kids. After becoming a mother and realizing how difficult it is to find convenient yet healthful foods for her own children, she conceptualized Sprout in May 2019 and the company officially launched in March 2020 in Dubai. Following a strict “health-first” approach, Sprout makes nutrient-dense foods for kids that are 100% plant-based and driven by scientific evidence, which the company ensures through liaisons with nutrition authorities & experts around the world. As a biochemist and a passionate hobby-chef, Oz is involved in all things nutrition, product research & development, scientific and medical partnerships, and business strategy. Prior to Sprout, Oz was a management consultant at PwC’s Middle East’s Strategy & Operations Consulting practice. Since January 2020, Oz has also been a Council Member of the Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC). Oz has a B.Sc and M.Sc. in Biochemistry, specializing in immunology, from the Freie Universitat in Berlin, Germany.
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