Board of Directors

Dr. Orly Noivirt-Brik
Co-Founder & Co-CEO

Former Head of Bioinformatics and a member of the Leadership Team of Monsanto-Israel. Prior to that, Dr. Noivirt-Brik established the Bioinformatics department at Rosetta Green and led its R&D activity. Dr. Noivirt-Brik holds a PhD and M.SC. in Computational Biology from the Weizmann Institute of Science, and a B.Sc. in Chemistry and Biology (Summa Cum Laude) from Tel Aviv University.

Dr. Efrat Lidor Nili
Co-Founder & Co-CEO

Former Senior Scientist and a member of the Innovation Team of Monsanto-Israel. Prior to this Dr. Lidor Nili was a Senior Bioinformatician at Rosetta Green. Dr. Lidor Nili holds an interdisciplinary PhD from the Weizmann Institute of Science in which she combined molecular biology techniques with computational tools, a M.Sc. in Life Science from the Weizmann Institute of Science and a B.Sc. in Chemistry and Biology (Summa Cum Laude) from Tel-Aviv University.

Ben Weiss
Board Member

Managing Partner at CE Ventures, an $80 million venture capital fund, headquartered in Hong Kong.  Mr. Weiss has 20 years of experience working globally in venture capital, private equity and corporate law across a diverse range of roles in Asia, including with Salomon Smith Barney, Macquarie Bank, Shinsei Bank, AXA, CLSA and Baker and McKenzie. Mr. Weiss has a BCom and LL.B from the University of NSW, is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a graduate of Sydney College of Law. Mr. Weiss is a Member of the CFA Institute, and the Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts and is an Associate Member of the Law Society of NSW. Mr. Weiss is also a Venture Partner for Softbank Ventures Korea, the venture capital arm of Softbank Group, based in Seoul, Korea.​

Dr. Michael Lee
Board Member

Managing Director of Syngenta Ventures since 2013. Prior to this Dr. Michael Lee spent several years at Unilever’s VC group based in the US and UK investing in early stage companies. Before this he worked at Unilever’s R&D center in the Netherlands. Dr. Lee also serves as a director on the boards of Biognosys, Biophero, Phytech and Stable Price. Dr. Michael Lee is a Kauffman Fellow. He holds a B.Sc. in Zoology and Ph.D. in insect biochemistry from the University of Durham, an M.B.A. from RSM Erasmus, Rotterdam, and is a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society.

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