Leland Copenhagen

Leland Copenhagen

Co-Founder and CEO
Yai's Thai

Leland Copenhagen co-founded Yai’s Thai and serves as the CEO of the company. Alongside co-founder Sarah Hughes, he has grown the company from a concept to a nationally distributed natural foods brand in a few short years. He developed all the company’s products based on his family’s recipes. Copenhagen's mom is from Thailand, and the company’s name comes from the Thai word for grandma.

Copenhagen graduated from the University of Connecticut with a dual degree in physiology and neurobiology and psychology. He worked in a neuroscience lab at the University of Colorado before leaving to start Yai’s Thai. Copenhagen was honored in Forbes’ 30 under 30 class of 2020.

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