Celebrate the A100, the most impactful Asian Pacific Leaders.

Nathaniel Ru

Co-Founder & Chief Brand Officer, Sweetgreen

Nathaniel Ru is Co-Founder & Chief Brand Officer of sweetgreen, the destination for simple, seasonal, healthy food. Nathaniel launched sweetgreen in 2007, opening the first location in Georgetown, DC, just three months out of college. The brand’s strong food ethos, tech-forward approach and investment in local communities has enabled sweetgreen to grow into a national brand with more than 90 locations across the East Coast, Chicago and California.

Nathaniel has been recognized as a key innovator in food and business, named to Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business,” Forbes’ “30 Under 30”, Ad Age’s “40 under 40” and Forbes’ “Next 50 CMOs.” In 2019 sweetgreen was named one of Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies.”