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Program Description

The Leadership Program for Food Tech Executives focuses on enhancing you and your company’s ability to operate in the United States and to succeed in the global marketplace. The program is targeted towards Israeli startup companies, from Food Tech-related industries, including Agro tech, Nutraceuticals, functional foods, supply chain, post- harvest, Food Tech Apps, packaging, processing, Long-shelf life technologies, waste management, From seed to shelf technologies, and Medical Foods companies.

Professors

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Alan B. Sellers

Alan B. Sellers

CEO

Precision Restaurant Group LLC

Amir Banifatemi

Amir Banifatemi

Founder

Bayspring Group

Amit Verma

Amit Verma

Principal (Partner)

Arie Shen

Arie Shen

Software creation and implementation, Executive Sales and Business Development, Branding and Marketing, Technology Project Management, Entrepreneur and Investor.

Bruce Money

Bruce Money

Director-Whitmore Global Management Center; Fred Meyer Professor of Marketing and International Business

Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Business

Charles A. Cotter

Charles A. Cotter

Partner

Boulder

David Wilson

David Wilson

Founder Owner

Green Seed Group

Dayton Miller

Dayton Miller

Eric R. Spangenberg

Eric R. Spangenberg

Dean

The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine

Evelyn Cadman

Evelyn Cadman

Owner and Principal Consultant

FDA Compliance Simplified

Eyal Aronoff

Eyal Aronoff

Entrepreneur

Co-founder of Quest Software and Fuel Freedom Foundation

Eyal Briller

Eyal Briller

Business Development and Product Management

Impossible Foods Inc.

Eyal Shahar

Eyal Shahar

Founder & President

Online Trading Academy

Fred Thiel

Fred Thiel

CEO, Board Member, Strategic Advisor, Private Equity Firm Principal and Senior Advisor / Operating Partner

Imran Currim, Ph.D.

Imran Currim, Ph.D.

Chancellor’s Professor / Associate Dean, Marketing & Student Relations for Executive MBA Programs

The Paul Merage School of Business / University of California, Irvine

Joel Calvo

Joel Calvo

Board of Director, Independent Trustee, C-Level Leader, Keynote Speaker

Katherine Merage

Katherine Merage

Lilly Merage

Lilly Merage

Lisa Barron

Lisa Barron

Senior Lecturer, Negotiations

The Paul Merage School of Business, UC Irvine

Margot Sherr Shapiro

Margot Sherr Shapiro

Partner

LMN Venture Capital

Mark and Dana Susson

Mark and Dana Susson

Maya Vardi-Shoshani

Maya Vardi-Shoshani

West Coast Representative

BIRD Foundation

Michael J. Swenson, PhD

Michael J. Swenson, PhD

Christensen Professor of Marketing

Paul Merage

Paul Merage

Rabbi Arnold Rachlis

Rabbi Arnold Rachlis

University Synagogue in Irvine, California

Sasha Strauss

Sasha Strauss

Managing Director

Innovation Protocol, Strategic Brand Development

Shai Rambod

Shai Rambod

Stew Lawrence

Stew Lawrence

Thomas D. Aarts

Thomas D. Aarts

Participants / Fellows

Amir Zaidman

VP Business Development

The Kitchen

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Hamutal Yitzhak

Co- founder; Co- Managing director

Golden Heart f.m.c.g. Ltd.

E-Mail

Dror Tamir

CEO

Steak TzarTzar

E-Mail

Yael Tamar Tsemach

Co- founder; CEO

MovinGame

E-Mail

Hadar Sutovsky

VP Technologies and New Ventures

Earthbound Technologies

E-Mail

Jonathan Sierra

Owner; Executive Director

Yarok Technology Transfer Ltd.

E-Mail

Iftach Seri

Partner

CLL

E-Mail

Avishag Seligman

Co-Founder; VP Marketing

Spirugar

E-Mail

Ron Salpeter

CEO

Hinoman Ltd.

E-Mail

Ronit Romm

Senior R&D Chemist

DouxMatok Ltd.

E-Mail

Ronen Lavee

CEO

Yofix Probiotics Ltd.

E-Mail

David Kliger

Founder

ProtyPlus

E-Mail

Udi Kalifi

Founder; CEO

Dead Sea Mineral Gum Ltd.

E-Mail

Eran Gronich

CEO

Flying SpArk Ltd.

E-Mail

Assaf Gad

CMO

Solo Gelato

E-Mail

Eli Faraggi

Co- Founder

InnoBev Ltd.

E-Mail

Udi Alroy

Managing Partner

Fruitful Way Ltd.

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