Founder and CEO of Copia
Inspiring Leader - The Future Of Food
Komal Ahmad, founder and CEO of Copia, is Solving the World’s Dumbest Problem by dramatically reducing food waste and hunger globally. Komal has built Copia as a for-profit technology company that has already diverted over 2.5M pounds of perfectly edible food from landfill, feeding over 2M people, all while providing businesses and nonprofits with over $14M in savings. Copia has managed food recovery from high profile events including Super Bowl 50 and the Oscars. Most recently, Copia served food to victims and first responders to the worst wildfires in California history. Copia is recognized as 1 of the top 3 startups run by women in the U.S. and 1 of the top 8 startups graduating out of Y Combinator. Komal graduated from UC Berkeley with honors and has been awarded the University of California's “30 Under 30” Global Food Changemaker, 2016 Social Entrepreneur of the Year and 2017 MIT Solver. She was named by Fast Company as one of the Most Creative People in Business, by InStyle as one of the 50 Most Badass Women in the World, and by Toyota as Toyota's Mother of Invention. Marie Claire has highlighted her as one of the most powerful and impactful women in business. Komal is recognized on Forbes 30 Under 30 and was recently honored with the prestigious Nelson Mandela Humanitarian Award.