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Meet Amgen

Dr Hannah Lester | Amgen Consulting

Dr Hannah Lester
CEO & Principal Consultant

Hannah is a regulatory affairs expert with over 15 years experience in developing veterinary, animal feed and food products for regulatory approval in the EU and other global markets.

She has worked on cell-cultured products, plant protein isolates, fermentation products, algae and seaweeds, and traditional foods - preparing regulatory plans, providing support on study design and statistics through to preparing novel food dossiers & traditional food notifications.

She is passionate about alternative proteins and helping companies navigate the complex regulatory requirements needed for regulatory approval.

Hannah is regularly invited to speak about alternative proteins and regulations at international events. She is an expert for the Protein Directory and a Principal Consultant for Bright Green Partners. She's  a mentor for Big Idea Ventures and the ProVeg Incubator, and is a scientific and regulatory advisor for KindEarth.Tech


Rosalia Flores Vidal
Regulatory & Novel Food Specialist

Rosalía is a biotechnologist with over 5 years’ experience in food and feed regulations.

She has extensive experience with novel food registrations and has worked on plant based, fermentation, precision fermentation and cell cultured meat projects.


She has worked on some pioneering alternative protein dossiers in the EU and other markets and brings with her a huge amount of knowledge and experience.


Ana Merino 
Senior Regulatory Scientist

Ana Merino joins the technical team as a Senior Regulatory Scientist.


She is a veterinarian specialised in parasitology and has worked for the last five years in food and feed regulatory affairs, leading projects for the approval of microbial products and ingredients produced by precision fermentation.


Ana is passionate about science and sustainability and is very excited about bringing alternatives to animal food products to the food chain.


María Patón
Admin and Marketing Coordinator

María Patón is Amgen’s Admin and Marketing Coordinator.

Her background is in psychology, education, art, and design. She has studied in France, England and Spain and her work experience encompasses teaching, administration, and event management. María is passionate about nature, visual communication, art, and music.


Mary Richardson
UK Admin and Marketing Coordinator

Mary Richardson will be our UK based Admin and Marketing coordinator.  Her background is in Montessori education, where she has spent 15 years inspiring the next generation of scientists and nature lovers in schools in UK and Cambodia.

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