Nutley-based biotech company Modern Meadow has appointed industry veteran Catherine Roggero-Lovisi as the company’s new CEO. Roggero-Lovisi assumed her new role on Sept. 1, succeeding Anna Bakst, who will continue to serve on the company’s board of directors, as executive chair.
“Catherine brings a wealth of experience and knowledge across the global retail and consumer goods landscape, as well as a vast network of strategic relationships,” said Bakst. “For the past 12 months, we have had the privilege of experiencing Catherine’s inspiring leadership and commitment to the values we hold dear at Modern Meadow, using scientific innovation to solve real-world problems. Modern Meadow’s future is bright. The board and I have full confidence that Catherine will lead Modern Meadow to achieve its full potential.”
Roggero-Lovisi, as CEO, is tasked with further accelerating Modern Meadow’s next phase of growth while cementing its established position as a cross-industry leader in biofabrication innovation. Having previously served as Modern Meadow’s President and COO, Roggero-Lovisi brings a proven track record of leading diverse, global businesses across various industries. She has more than 20 years of executive experience scaling industry notables such as L’Oréal, Revlon, and Christian Louboutin.
“I joined Modern Meadow because I could see the great potential in the company, knowing the value of the skills and expertise required to deliver scientific breakthroughs,” said Roggero-Lovisi. “I have been both impressed and inspired by our talented team, the strength of our culture, and our partnerships, which provide a strong foundation on which to build in the years ahead. I believe we have an exciting future in front of us, and I look forward to working alongside our board, leadership, associates, and partners to continue to fuel the next decade of sustainable innovation and to bring more of Modern Meadow’s high-performing products to market for real-world impact.”
Roggero-Lovisi’s immediate objectives are to further accelerate Modern Meadow’s commercial development, enabling technology-focused partnerships, and reaffirm Modern Meadow’s commitment to leading the global shift towards a more sustainable bioeconomy.
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