Gaby takes over the role of Netafim CEO following a multi-year track record delivering significant growth for the business. During his 16 years with the company, Gaby has demonstrated exceptional leadership managing many of Netafim’s key global markets, with responsibilities in the areas of business development, sales, marketing, finance, operations, HR and long-term strategic planning. Prior to becoming CEO, Gaby served as SVP and President of the America's division. In this capacity, he was responsible for overall management of the region, developing new business opportunities, strengthening partnerships, and generating profitable growth.
Gaby began his career with Netafim as regional CFO for Latin America and was rapidly promoted to higher management positions, serving as Managing Director of Netafim Mexico, Managing Director of the South America and Central America regions, VP Americas, VP EMEA, and most recently as President of the America's division. Prior to joining Netafim Gaby served as a manager in KPMG Somech Chaikin Financial Advisory department.
Gaby is a CPA and holds a BA in Accounting and Economics and an MBA specializing in Finance from Tel Aviv University.
As SVP and Head of the Americas division, Ricardo is responsible for all aspects of business development, sales and marketing, business operations, and strategic planning. Prior to being appointed to his current position, Ricardo served as Managing Director for Netafim Mexico and Central America, where under his leadership, Netafim Mexico's irrigation segment sales grew nearly two-fold. During these years, Ricardo built an outstanding leadership team whose achievements included the signing and execution of the first irrigation-as-a-service project, strong penetration of NetBeat™ and more new business opportunities
Prior to joining Netafim in 2012, Ricardo held several commercial and managerial positions, including Americas Regional Director at Worldmark de Mexico, where he was responsible for the company's US and Mexico facilities.
Ricardo is a CPA, holds an MBA from Tecnológico de Monterrey, and is a graduate of the Executive Management Program (AD-2) at the IPADE Business School.
Ofer Joined Netafim Agronomy department in 2001 as agronomist for Turkey and East Europe. Throughout his extensive career at Netafim, Ofer has held several managerial positions, including Netafim Turkey Sales Director and Netafim Turkey MD. Having brought Netafim Turkey to the large and significant company it is today, in 2009, Ofer was promoted to the position of MD of GBU Turkey, Central Asia and the Balkan countries.
Prior to Netafim, Ofer served as the manager of Gadash Gilad, an agricultural enterprise specializing in field crop farming under extremely harsh conditions.
Ofer holds a BA in Soil and Water Sciences from the Faculty of Agriculture, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Rehovot), Israel.
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 has handled cross functional profiles of sales, marketing and 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 BTech in Agricultural Engineering.
Gal began his career with Netafim in 2007 and joined the company’s management team in 2018 as SVP Head of the Commercial Unit after successfully leading GBU South East Asia.
In 2020, Gal assumed responsibility for the EMEA division, with a focus on driving sales and marketing activities, strategic planning, building new growth engines, and managing business operations.
In addition, Gal also leads the Corporate Marketing, External Affairs and Sustainability units.
In his previous role, Gal was the Head of the Global Corporate Commercial Solutions Unit, where he successfully led Netafim's global product offering, agronomy services, marketing strategy and Innovation program.
Prior to joining Netafim, Gal spent 7 years as VP at the Trendline Business Information and Communication Company in Israel. The Trendline Group, specializes in providing services, tools, and business information to Brokers, Analysts, lawyers, and CFOs.
Gal has an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Tel Aviv University and HKUST University, and a BA in Economics from Tel Aviv University.
As SVP Global Community Agriculture, Lauri leads one of Netafim’s key new strategic initiatives – Community Agriculture.
Community Agriculture is an innovative approach for harnessing the transformative value of precision and resilient agriculture for smallholders. Lauri is responsible for directing this development globally and attracting investment capital for establishing scalable and replicable smallholder community-based sustainable agricultural ecosystems. The communities will embed partnerships with stakeholders from across the agriculture value chain.
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.
From 2013 through 2021, Lauri served as Netafim's SVP CFO responsible for Netafim's global finance and IT activities. Prior to joining Netafim, 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, Executive VP and CFO of Sapiens, and held various finance positions at Scitex and Philip Morris Inc.
Lauri currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Kornit Digital Ltd., Axilion Ltd. and Savoreat Ltd, and previously as a director on the board of SodaStream Ltd. from its IPO until its sale to PepsiCo in 2018. Within these companies, she has variously served as Chairperson of the Audit, Finance and Compensation Committees.
As Netafim's SVP Global Human Resources, Maya is responsible for developing and managing the company's global HR strategy. Since 2012, Maya has directed Netafim's organizational development and cross-organizational HR practices and processes. She has successfully led the company's digital transformation activities, strategic HR management, leadership development, and more. Guided by her firm belief that employees are a company's greatest asset, Maya's focus is on building and promoting a winning culture at Netafim.
Before joining Netafim, Maya has worked for over 20 years as an organizational consultant and HR manager for global organizations. Among her previous positions, Maya served as VP HR at Ericsson Israel, where she led the HR activities in Israel, and aligned the corporate HR strategy with the strategic and organizational needs of the business groups.
Maya holds a master's degree in Industrial Psychology from Bar-IIan University, and a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Mass Communication from Tel Aviv University.
As Senior Vice President and Head of Global Operations, Benny is responsible for Netafim’s Global manufacturing, quality, engineering, supply chain and procurement activities.
Prior to joining Netafim, Benny served for 30+ years as Pharmaceutical Operations and Quality Assurance executive. He has been active in site based, regional and corporate roles across the US, Europe, India & Asia.
From 2013 to 2017, Benny was SVP and Head of Global Operations at Sun Pharma. In this role he was in charge for integrating and managing a network of 30+ manufacturing sites.
Previously Benny was with TEVA Pharmaceutical Industries, for over 25 years. In his last role he served as VP Operations and was in charge for 10+ pharma plants and supporting functions in Israel and Western /Central Europe.
Benny who is fluent in Dutch, French, English and Hebrew, has a B. Sc. in Chemistry and Biochemistry from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
As Netafim's Senior VP Technology & Innovation, Arnon is responsible for the R&D, product management, greenhouse, digital farming and innovation activities.
Previously, Arnon served as SVP Projects and Business Development and as Head of the Global Projects Unit, where he advanced the company’s R&D, product management, greenhouse, digital farming and innovation activities.
Since joining Netafim in 2000, Arnon has successfully led the company's strategic crops initiative, go-to market strategy and global projects activity. Arnon brings with him multidisciplinary experience and broad global knowledge of Netafim's products and offering, projects and services worldwide. Guided by his extensive technology and commercial background, Arnon's focus is on strengthening Netafim's leadership position as the industry's most innovative technology and product provider.
Vivian brings to Netafim 20 years of experience in the legal field, including extensive global cross-borderwork 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.
As Senior Vice President of Global Services, Reuven is responsible for growing Netafim’s global services offering among customers worldwide, integrating Netafim’s advanced digital farming technologies.
Reuven brings nearly 30 years of global experience in various field, corporate, and executive positions.
Prior to joining Netafim, Reuven served 3 years as COO at Kaminario, a global provider of hybrid data storage solutions, leading the successful transition of Kaminario’s business model.
During his 25-year career at Orbotech, Reuven played an integral role in implementing Orbotech’s service concept, serving in his last eight years as Corporate VP, Customer Support & Global Infrastructure for a $250-million annual business with 700 employees worldwide.
Reuven holds a BSCTE from the Holon Institute of Technology and is a graduate of both the Lahav Executive Education of Coller School of Management program at Tel Aviv University and the Technion Institute of Management program in Haifa.
In his free time, Reuven enjoys singing and producing his own music at his home studio in Hod Hasharon, where he lives with his wife and three sons.
As Netafim’s Chief Financial Officer, Dafna is responsible for leading the company’s ongoing global financial and IT activities and advancing sustainable growth and profitability.
Dafna brings years of experience as a CFO and senior executive in different industries, leading the finance, business operations, and IT activities in global public and private companies. Dafna has built global infrastructure and compliance processes to support rapid growth, including M&A and post-merger integration processes, and has raised capital through public and private offerings.
Prior to joining Netafim, Dafna was CFO several companies including of Clal Industries, NICE Systems Ltd, and Alvarion Ltd., and currently serves as a board member and head of audit committees at several NASDAQ/NYSE public companies.
Dafna is a certified CPA and holds a BA in Accounting and Economics from Tel Aviv University.