Mr. Guri Oron
Mr. Guri Oron is the Chief Executive Officer of Lavie Bio. Guri has over 20 years of experience in multi-disciplinary, deep-tech organizations, leading medical device and ag-tech companies from inception to market.
Prior to joining Lavie Bio Mr. Oron served as the CEO of Viridix Ltd., an ag-tech company focused on precision irrigation. Previously, Mr. Oron was the CEO for 7 years at BlueWind Medical Ltd., an active implantable medical device company and prior to that he served as CEO and co-founder at Cybotech Ltd. and as VP R&D at BrainsGate Ltd.
Mr. Oron holds a BSc. in electrical engineering from Tel-Aviv University and is a co-author on numerous patents and patent-pending applications.
EVP Commercial & General Manager USA
Mr. Russ Putland is the EVP Commercial & General Manager USA of Lavie-Bio. Mr. Putland brings more than 30 years of experience within large multinational agriculture companies. Prior to joining Lavie-Bio Mr. Putland held several commercial leadership roles within Cargill, FMC, DuPont and AGDATA.
VP Business Development
Mr. Dor Kestecher is the VP of Business Development at Lavie Bio. Previously he served as Head of Insecticides at ADAMA, a leading global Agrochemicals company. Prior to ADAMA, Mr. Kestecher was the R&D Planner for South-East Europe at Syngenta.
Mr. Kestecher holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Plant Science from the Hebrew University and an MBA from the Recanati School of Management at Tel-Aviv University.
Michael Ionescu, PhD
Dr. Michael Ionescu is the VP Research of Lavie-Bio. For the last 6 years, Dr. Ionescu has lead the research and optimization activities of novel microbiome-based ag-biological to drive food quality, agriculture productivity and sustainability.
Dr. Ionescu received his PhD degrees from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Life Sciences and Environmental Studies, researching stress response mechanisms in enteric bacteria. He had conducted his postdoctoral research at the University of California at Berkeley in phytopathology, studying cell-cell communication systems in plant pathogens with relation to interaction with host plant.
Mr. Amir Bercovitz
Mr. Amir Bercovitz is leading the development activities at Lavie Bio. Previously, Mr. Bercovitz served as the operations and Formulation manager for Agrogreen (Minrav), later aquired by Bayer, and as formulation manager for Ecogen Il. Since 1990, Mr. Bercovitz has been involved in the development and production of microbial based products, mainly biopesticides based on live microorganisms - including commercially available Bionematicides (BioNem, Flocter, Nortica, Votivo) and Biofungicides (Aspire, AQ-10, Shemer).
Mr. Bercovitz holds an MSc. Degree in Microbiology from the Hebrew university, Jerusalem