The Complexity of Strategic Decision-Making Amidst Unforeseeable Disruptions

  • Investing in the infrastructure to execute a global expansion to create localized value proposition
  • Building the capacity to restructure based on new strategic assumptions
  • Balancing an accelerated scale plan with the need to remain operationally nimble
  • The role of intuitive leadership in driving resource efficiency, product innovation, and sustainable growth

Sanjay Shah
Chief Operating Officer
Beyond Meat

Sanjay has worked with fortune 500 companies as well as startups during his extensive career over 25 years. He has substantive executive experience with exposure to various business cultures and widely divergent professionals with rapid growth organizations in the US and Internationally.

Sanjay recently joined Beyond Meat as COO to lead its worldwide growth. Beyond Meat is a leader in plant-based foods, and Sanjay will be playing a critical role in expanding its operations across all geographies. At Tesla, he led their Energy business directly working for Elon Musk. He spent 7-1/2 years at Amazon and led operations for 130 Amazon Fulfillment Centers across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Sanjay has led a variety of business operations, including Amazon Fresh, Reverse Logistics, Make on Demand, and Fulfillment Center Quality. Sanjay has been a contributor to some of the largest tech innovations in Operations and an instrumental leader in the launch of multiple Fulfillment Centers across North America.

Prior to, Sanjay spent 10 years with Dell, including his last role as a COO Dell India and Managing Director of His varied career includes domestic as well as international experiences in sales, manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, customer service, and new product introduction.

Sanjay has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee. He is Six Sigma Master Black Belt certified and has trained and mentored many leaders globally on its methodology. Sanjay has served as an Advisory Board member at the School of Management at the University of Tennessee.

Sanjay and his family are actively engaged in community empowerment organizations such as Water 1st International, Eklavya, and Habitat for Humanity and working towards improving the overall quality of education and lives in several parts of the world.