Christine Mei is just four months into her new role as CEO of Gathered Foods, a plant-based seafood startup that in less than two years has gone from a chef-driven concept to familiarize consumers with the plant-based lifestyle, to the store shelves of some of the world's largest retailers.

Mei, who previously held leadership positions at iconic brand-focused companies such as Beiersdorf, Coca-Cola, Nike and Procter & Gamble, saw how little focus was being put on the seafood industry when it came to the plant-based food craze.