AppHarvest announced Kaveh Bakhtiari will join as the company in a newly created role as VP, Investor Relations, effective May 17, 2021.
In this new position, Bakhtiari will focus on developing AppHarvest’s strategic positioning and building relationships with the global investment community.
Bakhtiari is an accomplished senior executive with extensive investor relations experience and a deep interest in civic agriculture. He joins AppHarvest from Hillenbrand, Inc., a global diversified industrial company. Bakhtiari earned both his bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and his MBA in finance and strategic management from the University of Chicago and is a CFA charterholder.
“I am committed to consistent and transparent communication with investors and analysts, and I am delighted to be joining AppHarvest at this exciting time in the company’s history,” said Bakhtiari. “I believe in the AppHarvest mission because the problem with our food system is real, the CEA solution is practical and it is a model that can be replicated broadly as the company and sector grow for the benefit of society at large.”
AppHarvest will host its Q1 earnings call on May 17.