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Board of Directors

Ofer Haviv

Chairman of the Board


Ofer Haviv holds the position of Evogene’s President and CEO as of late 2004. During his time at Evogene, he led two IPOs, in the Tel Aviv stock exchange (2008) and NYSE (2013). Additionally, during these years, Evogene had initiated several multi-year collaborations with world leading companies such as: Monsanto, BASF, Bayer, Corteva, Syngenta and ICL, to name a few.

Robert Woods


Robert Woods has more than fifty years of experience in the crop protection market in a variety of leadership business positions and held the position of Chairman of Syngenta Corporation, US., following the merger of Novartis Ag and Zeneca Ag to form Syngenta in 2000.  Bob currently serves in the position of Chairman of the Board of Marrone Bio Innovations.  Through the end of 2018,  Bob served as Chair and CEO of Targeted Growth Inc and served for 15 years as a director at Gowan Company LLC.

Eli Assraf


Eli Assraf is a seasoned executive that served as the CFO of large corporations and serves as a Board member in several leading companies. He led innovative fund raising of hundreds of millions of dollars in Israel and globally and led mergers and acquisitions campaigns globally. Mr. Assraf served as CFO and COO of Makhteshim Agan Industries (presently named Adama) a global leader in the field of generic crop protection products.

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