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Board of Directors

Dr. Sharon Devir
Executive Chairman and CEO
Boaz Wachtel
Co-Founder, R&D and Business Development
Adam Blumenthal
Non-Executive Director
Tal Misch Vered
Non-Executive Director
Graeme Smith
Non-Executive Director
Dr. Sharon Devir
CEO & Co-Founder
Executive Chairman and CEO
External
Graeme Smith
Dr. Devir is a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Roots. He also co-founded Sailcrop, an abiotic stress seed treatment technology, as well as Rimonim, an Agritech fund. Dr. Devir was the former Chief Executive Officer of NGT, a technology incubator whose portfolio company Flourinex was acquired by Colgate for US$100 million. He was also the Chief Scientific Officer of AFIMILK dairy management systems, and he has lectured at the Hebrew University, Israel in the Faculty of Agriculture. Dr. Devir’s achievements have been acknowledged by the “Man of the Year” award from Israeli TV Channel 2, and by the daily Israeli newspaper Yediot Acharonot for his Unique Social Contribution. Dr. Devir holds a PhD in Agriculture and Environmental Sciences from Waginingen University, the Netherlands, as well as a BSc and MSc from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.
Executive Director
Boaz Wachtel
Boaz Wachtel
Executive Director
Co-Founder, R&D and Business Development
CEO & Co-Founder
Dr. Sharon Devir
Mr. Wachtel is a co-founder and Executive Director of Roots. Mr. Wachtel is the inventor of ROOTS' core technologies: irrigation by condensation (NASA Tech Brief magazine - Technologies of the Month) and root zone heating and cooling. He has published 25 articles on water issues and he is a frequent lecturer on Agritech, Middle East water issues, and sustainability. He is a former assistant army attaché to the Israeli Embassy in Washington DC, and has lectured at the UN Conflict Resolution Conference. Mr. Wachtel holds an MA in Management and Marketing from the University of Maryland. Mr Wachtel co-founded two ASX listed medical cannabis companies: MMJ Phytotech Limited and Creso Pharma Limited, where he is currently Non-Executive Chairman. The Directors do not consider that Mr. Wachtel’s other directorship will affect his ability to act as an Executive Director of the Company.
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Adam Blumenthal
Adam Blumenthal
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Non-Executive Director
Executive Director
Boaz Wachtel
Mr. Blumenthal has 10 years' experience in investment banking and corporate finance. He has deep exposure to Australian and international markets, having provided capital raising and financing solutions to an extensive number of unlisted and listed companies. Mr Blumenthal has played a lead role in advising and supporting multiple organisations across a broad spectrum of industries. Using his experience and extensive network of international contacts to provide corporate advisory and capital markets input, he has successfully brought to market several companies and is actively involved in mining, cyber security, agricultural technology, medicinal cannabis, pharmaceutical and information technology sectors. Mr Blumenthal holds a Bachelor of Commerce, a Masters of International Relations and a Masters of Business Administration. Mr Blumenthal will not be an independent director.
Extrenal
Tal Misch Vered
Tal Misch Vered
Extrenal
Non-Executive Director
External
Adam Blumenthal
Ms. Misch Vered is a Certified Public Accountant since 1994. She is currently a board member of four Israeli public companies and an institutional investor as follows: Telsys Ltd. (Chairperson of the financial statements and the compensation committee), Medipower (Overseas) Public (Chairperson of the financial statements committee and the compensation committee), Opal Balance Investments, Ltd. (Chairperson of the financial statements committee and the compensation committee), and Mordechai Aviv, Keren Hishtalmut le Ovdei Medina (Chairperson of the audit committee). The Directors do not consider that Ms. Vered’s other board memberships will affect her ability to act as a Non-Executive Director of the Company. Ms Vered holds a BA in Accounting & Economics, and an MA, Magna Cum Laude in Philosophy of Science, both from Tel Aviv University. She is a former co-Chief Executive Officer of Gmul Real Estate Ltd., Emed Real Estate Development and Investment Ltd., and former Chief Financial Officer of Gmul Investment Company Ltd.
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Graeme Smith
Graeme Smith
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Non-Executive Director
Extrenal
Tal Misch Vered
Mr. Smith is a Melbourne-based, world-renowned agriculture and horticulture expert, consultant and lecturer. Mr. Smith is a Certified Practicing Agriculturist (CPAG), from the Australian Institute Agricultural Science and Technology. Graeme Smith Consulting has (beginning with Hydroponic Designs Pty Ltd), delivered over 40 protected cropping projects around Australia since 1995. These projects have largely delivered modern greenhouse food production systems ranging from 400m2 to 50,000m2 in poly tunnels through to modern glasshouses. Most of Mr. Smith's food production projects involved full return on system design, costings, project management, as well as commissioning and ongoing crop advisory services. Mr. Smith is a former Chairman of 'Protected Cropping Working and Advisory Group' for Horticulture Australia Ltd. (HAL) and AusVeg Inc. He was the former Chair of UWS Industry Consultative Committee and oversaw the $3.3 million partnership with HIA, which delivered an R&D and training glasshouse to the Hawkesbury, NSW campus. During 2015-2016 he was a Partner in the iFarmGROUP, which developed leafy green production systems fully automated from seed to truck. In 2015, Mr. Smith was the honoured congress guest speaker at the Greenhouse Growers Conference in Toluca, Mexico. That year he joined as an Equity Partner and Greenhouse Horticultural Technical Advisor for Nectar Farms with plans for 40 hectares of climate resilient glasshouses at Stawell, Victoria.
CEO & Co-Founder
Dr. Sharon Devir