David Rosenberg co-founded and leads AeroFarms. AeroFarms is mission-driven company that builds and operates advanced vertical farms in urban environments.
AeroFarms has been recognized as a Circular Economy 100 company. In addition, Aerofarms was listed on Fast Company’s 2019 global list of Most Innovative Companies, and Inc. Magazine’s list of the 25 Most Disruptive Companies. AeroFarms also received the New Jersey Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. The company was also voted as the Best Growth Company to invest in at the Wall Street Journal’s ECO:nomics conference.
AeroFarms received the inaugural Global Sustainable Development Goal Award for Zero Hunger. What’s more, Aerofarms was listed as one of Time Magazine’s 2019 Best Inventions, and received The Ethical Corporation’s 2019 Responsible Business Award in Sustainable Innovation.
David dedicates his time to a number of local and international organizations. As a member of the World Economic Forum, David co-chaired the Young Global Leaders Circular Economy Taskforce. And, he is a member of the WEF Global IoT Council. David was also a member of the U.S. delegation to the B20 Sustainable Food System Taskforce, which advises the G20. In addition, David serves as a Managing Trustee of New Jersey’s Liberty Science Center, prominent U.S. interactive science museum. David also serves on the Board of Directors of Aspire, the world leader in cricket protein.
David was also privileged to co-chair New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s Agriculture Transition Committee. David has been honored by the Liberty Science Center as a 2019 Genius Innovator and as Ernst & Young’s (NJ) Entrepreneur of the Year (Food and Beverage). He was also named one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs at Goldman Sachs’ 2019 Annual Builders and Innovators Summit. The World Economic Forum has also recognized David in 2008 as Technology Pioneer for his nanotechnology company and in 2010 as a Young Global Leader.
David received his BA from UNC Chapel Hill . He holds an MBA from Columbia University. He competed for the U.S. in fencing where he was a finalist at a world cup and represented the NYAC, winning three U.S. National Team Fencing Championships and two individual silver medals.