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Dean Lloyd Minor welcomes Instacart CEO Fidji Simo for a conversation about how technology has revolutionized the way Americans shop for their food. They explore her path from the south of France to Silicon Valley, her passion for developing technology that solves “real person problems,” and her vision for improving our nation's relationship with food — and their health — through online grocery delivery. They also discuss leadership lessons she learned from Mark Zuckerburg at Facebook, how leaders can unlock the magic of their team members, and how artificial intelligence is transforming the way we shop for groceries and put meals on the table.
Meet Fidji Simo
Fidji Simo has served as CEO of Instacart since August 2021 and as a member of Instacart’s board of directors since February 2021. Prior to joining Instacart, Simo led various teams at Facebook (now Meta) over the course of a decade, including most recently as head of the Facebook app and vice president of video, games, and monetization. A consumer technology industry veteran, Fidji has been recognized on Fortune’s “40 under 40” annual ranking and Fast Company’s 2017 list of Most Creative People in Business. She is the co-founder of Metrodora and president of the Metrodora Foundation, a medical clinic and research foundation focused on neuroimmune conditions. She grew up in the south of France and now lives in California with her husband and daughter.