Dr. Ezhil Subbian co-founded String and currently serves as the CEO. String’s purpose is to commercialize next generation ingredients that enable sustainability and traceability in evolving value chains. String, as one of the world leaders in gas fermentation, has a strong IP protected platform called String Integrated Methane Platform that enables production of sustainable ingredients using methane. Ezhil is a scientist, innovator, thinker, hiking enthusiast and a citizen of the world. Her experience in biobased product development over the last 20 years helps Ezhil bring deep technical expertise to the work at String. Ezhil was part of the founding team at Gevo, a renewable fuels company founded from Caltech that commercialized biobutanol production. After Gevo, Ezhil worked first at Codexis Inc and then at Intrexon, helping both companies transition into the bio-industrial space. All three of the companies have had successful IPOs. Ezhil brings to String first-hand knowledge of solutions that work as well as bottlenecks that plague the biobased product commercialization. Ezhil’s work was most recently recognized with the Women Transforming India Award 2018 from United Nations/NITI Aayog.