Ran Maidan
Ran Maidan - CEO

Ran joined Netafim as CEO following 15 years of senior managerial experience in areas such as finance, operations, M&As, marketing and sales. Prior to joining Netafim in 2014, Ran was CEO of Asia-Pacific, Africa & Middle East at Makhteshim Agan Industries (now Adama Agricultural Solutions), a leading global manufacturer and distributor of crop-protection solutions. In this capacity, he developed business opportunities and new markets, established long-term infrastructure, and generated significant top-line growth and improved margins. Before that, Ran served as CFO of the Makhteshim Agan group from 2006-2010.


Prior to joining Makhteshim Agan, Ran held a number of senior managerial positions at Koor Industries, including SVP and CFO, Vice President in charge of Mergers, Acquisition and Taxation, and Corporate Controller. He also served as CFO of the Elisra Defense Group and as Audit Manager at KPMG Somekh Chaikin. Ran holds a BA in Accounting and Economics and an MBA specializing in Finance from Bar-Ilan University, and is a CPA in Israel.

Avi Schweitzer
Avi Schweitzer - Chief Technology Officer

Avi Schweitzer joined Netafim in 1972, and currently serves as Chief Technology Officer. Throughout his extensive career at Netafim, Avi has held several managerial positions including VP Product Offerings, VP R&D, and Head of Research. Avi is an engineer specializing in manufacturing technologies, and is a member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers).


Avi holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and an MSc in Electrical Engineering and BSc in Chemistry from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Gabriel Miodownik
Gabriel Miodownik - Head of EMEA Division

As head of EMEA, Gaby is responsible for overall management of the region, including business development, sales, marketing, finance, production, operations, HR and administration. In addition, he is involved with formulating the division’s long-term strategic vision. Before being appointed to his current position, Gaby successfully served as Head of the Americas. 


Since joining Netafim in 2003, Gaby has served in several other positions including CFO of the Americas, Managing Director of the South American region, and Managing Director of the Mexico and Central America region.


Gaby is a CPA, and holds a BA in Accounting and Economics and an MBA specializing in Finance from Tel Aviv University.

Guy Sagie
Guy Sagie - VP Global Operations

 As VP Global Operations, Guy is responsible for Netafim’s worldwide manufacturing and operations activities. Prior to joining Netafim, Guy served as Director, Integrated Supply Chain & Logistics at Honeywell Safety Products, a business unit of Honeywell International, a leading technology company based in the US.


 In that capacity, he oversaw operations in the Americas region. Before joining Honeywell, Guy served as Director of Operations, Combustion Controls Group at United Technologies (UTC), a global conglomerate based in the US, prior to which he participated in UTC's two-year corporate operations leadership program.

Guy holds both an MS in Manufacturing Engineering and an MBA from Boston University, and a BS in Industrial Engineering & Management from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

Hila Mukevisius
Hila Mukevisius - VP Global Human Resources

Hila brings to Netafim over 15 years of experience in creating, structuring, developing and managing HR strategy and HR teams in global organizations. She has successfully led HR activities in acquisition, merger and organizational change processes.


Before joining Netafim, Hila served seven years as Vice President of Human Resources for Nova Measuring Instruments, a leading global provider of optical metrology solutions for advanced process control used in semiconductor manufacturing. Prior to that, she served as HR director of large-scale global groups at Amdocs, a global market leader in software and services for service providers in the communications, media and entertainment industries. 


Hila holds a BA in Behavioral Science with a specialization in Organizational Development from The College of Management Academic Studies, and an MA in Diplomacy and Security from Tel Aviv University.

Lauri Hanover
Lauri Hanover - Chief Financial Officer

As CFO, Lauri is responsible for all of the company’s financial and economic activities. Prior to joining Netafim in 2013, Lauri served as Executive VP and CFO of the Tnuva Group, CEO of the GKH law firm, Senior VP and CFO of Lumenis, Corporate VP and CFO of Nice Systems, and Executive VP and CFO of Sapiens.


Before that, Lauri was Corporate Controller and Director Corporate Budgeting and Financial Analysis at Scitex, and Senior Financial Analyst at Philip Morris.

Lauri is also Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of SodaStream, and former Director and Chairman of the Audit Committees of Ellomay Capital and of Nova Measuring Instruments.

Lauri holds an MBA from New York University, a BS in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

Randhir Chauhan
Randhir Chauhan - Head of India Region

As head of India Region, Randhir is responsible for overall management of the business and long term strategic vision for the region. Randhir has more than 20 years of experience in the micro-irrigation sector and handled cross functional profiles of sales, marketing and in operations for Netafim.


Prior to joining Netafim, Randhir worked with Excel Industries Limited, Mumbai a leading agrochemical company.


Randhir served as President of the Irrigation Association of India for three years and is an active member of the association, Randhir is also a member of CII (Confederation of Indian Industries) National Council on Agriculture.


Randhir holds a Bachelor of Technology in Agriculture Engineering.

Stephan Titze
Stephan Titze - Head of APAC Division

As the Head of the APAC Division and the China Chairman, Stephan is responsible for Netafim’s BUs and GBUs in the region, with a particular focus on China. Prior to joining Netafim, Stephan served as Syngenta’s Territory Head for North East Asia, where he managed its seed and crop protection business in Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Before that, he was Syngenta’s General Manager China and Indonesia. Stephan also held managerial positions at ICI Australia and at Zeneca Agrochemicals in Australia and Europe.

Vivian Goldstein Richter
Vivian Goldstein Richter - VP General Counsel

Vivian brings to Netafim 20 years of work in the legal field, including extensive global experience in China, India, South America and North America. She has expertise in commercial agreements, bids, M&As, joint ventures and other business development-related agreements, intellectual property, post-acquisition integration activities, financial and operational agreements for large-scale projects, and global legal team management. 


Before joining Netafim, Vivian served nearly eights years as Senior Legal Counsel for Adama (formerly Makhteshim Agan Industries Ltd.).Prior to that, she served five years as head of Customer Contracts Department of the LAHAV Division at Israel Aerospace Industries.


Vivian has an LLB and a BA in Political Science and International Relations, both from the Tel Aviv University.

Yoav Zeif
Yoav Zeif - Head of the Americas and Head of Product Offering and Marketing

As head of Americas, Yoav is responsible for overall management of the division, including business development, sales, marketing, finance, production, operations, HR and administration. In addition, he is involved with formulating the Region long-term strategic vision. Yoav is also responsible for Netafim's global Product Offering and Marketing including its Crop management Technology (CMT) unit, which is a leading Agriculture Automation company. 


Before being appointed to his current position, Yoav was Chief Commercial Officer, where he was responsible for the Company's commercial strategy, product and business offering, marketing activities, and sales support. Prior to joining Netafim in 2012, Yoav served in a number of positions at Makhteshim Agan Industries (MAI), including Senior Vice President, head of Product and Marketing, and head of Product Development and Registration.

Before joining MAI, Yoav was an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company, where he specialized in agrochemicals, telecom and banking. During that period, he was also a fellow of the McKinsey Global Institute in San Francisco. At the outset of his professional career, Yoav was founder and CEO of an e-Learning startup. 


Yoav also was a lecturer at the Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration at Tel Aviv University, where he taught an advanced course on international business, and a faculty member in the Department of Economics at Bar-Ilan University. Yoav holds a PhD in International Economics from Bar-Ilan University, and an MBA specializing in High Technology Management from the Kellogg-Recanati School of Management at Northwestern and Tel Aviv universities.

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