Bio: Elysabeth Alfano is a successful businesswoman, a strategic consultant in the plant-based business arena and a keen investor. A graduate of Northwestern University and the Thunderbird School of Global Management, Elysabeth began her career working with Fortune 500 companies (IBM-Europe and The Kellogg Company in Brand Management on Special K and Frosted Mini-Wheats) before running her own international business.
Elysabeth is the Founder of Plant Powered Consulting. Connected to almost everyone in the Who’s Who of the Plant-based World, Elysabeth enjoys helping small, medium and large businesses succeed by consulting on and executing business development, marketing/branding and PR strategies and by connecting entrepreneurs and C-Suite executives with her vast network. She also advises multinational companies on the direction, growth and white space opportunities in the marketplace.
As one of the foremost plant-based business experts in North America, Elysabeth speaks on the latest plant-based business and investment developments, analysis, and trends around the world and on major media outlets. She also speaks on issues of a shifting global food supply system, as she did recently at the U.N. Global Compant Leaders Summit, and what it represents for sustainability, climate change, food insecurity, human health, animal welfare and a growing global population.
Elysabeth produces and hosts the weekly series The Plantbased Business Hour. On PBH, Elysabeth features the venture capitalists, CEOs, analysts, innovators and entrepreneurial start-ups from around the globe who are shaping the plant-based market. PBH is the only video/audio program focusing on the exploding plant-based business arena and has been received with tremendous success.
As a Sicilian-American splitting her time between Chicago and Los Angeles, food is always the center of life for Elysabeth. She is a Licensed Food For Life Instructor with the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine and has a Certificate in Plant-based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies at E-Cornell University.