THE TEAM

THE TEAM

Eran Baniel
CEO and Co-Founder
Eran brings many years of management experience in a number of disciplines: he was the Co-Founder & CEO of HCL CleanTech, which raised over $50 million, including from Khosla Ventures and U.S. government grants, and was eventually sold to Stora Enso; CEO of LifeWave; Co-Founder & CEO of Desk-Trainer; and Co-Founder & CEO of U.L.A., where he led major lighting projects, including lighting the walls of the old city of Jerusalem and key financial districts in Israel. Eran's management positions were always characterized by intensive international collaborations both in Europe and the USA. His activities led to considerable investments in a large number of public and private projects as well as in his entrepreneurial activities.
Dr. Alejandro Marabi
CTO
Alejandro did his PhD at the prestigious Nestle Research Center in Switzerland where he worked for 6 years in several categories including, infant formulae, beverages, chocolate, coffee, ice-cream and pet food. Alejandro managed the Global R&D for the flexitarian brand “Garden Gourmet” and later on the Strategic R&D of Osem-Nestle Israel, where he developed vegetarian, gluten free and chilled products for many markets and introduced new technologies to several factories.
Liat Cinamon
VP Business Development
Liat is head of Business Development for DouxMatok, overseeing the company’s engagement with multinational Food & Beverages companies. Prior to that, Liat served as Director of Business Development at Evogene, an agriculture-biotech Company (NASDAQ, TASE:EVGN), from early stage to a successful IPO and market cap of  $500 million. Under her leadership, the Company entered into strategic partnerships and established operations in Latin America, enabling product commercialization and initial sales. Liat holds an MBA degree and a B.Sc. degree in Biotechnology Engineering from the Ben-Gurion University.
Ofer Bonen
VP  Engineering 
Ofer is responsible for the engineering, scaling-up- and production of DouxMatok's products using the highest quality standards, maximizing the potential of the different applications in the mass market. Ofer served in the Biotech industry in positions such as VP process development at Algatech, responsible for developing and up-scaling new products derived from microalgae; and at Enzymotec (NASDAQ:ENZY) a company specializing in lipid delivery, serving as a senior engineer and global manufacturing manager at their sites in Asia and north America. During this time, the company’s revenues grew from $23 millions to $65 millions, and gross profit increased from 40% to over 60%.
Ronit Romm
Head Chemist
Ronit is heading the chemical research and development at DouxMatok, specifically the company’s processes and quality control for enhancing flavors of various food ingredients. Ronit holds an M.Sc. in organic and orgnometallic chemistry from the Hebrew University. Amongst others, Ronit has experience in scientific research, multistep organic synthesis, coordination chemistry, chemical analysis and water technologies. In 2016, Ronit graduated from the Merage Institute Leadership Program for Food-Tech innovation.

Yoram Shkedi
COO
Yoram brings 30 years of management experience in a number of high-tech and start-up companies, including COO of Virdia, a cellulose sugar extraction from bio-mass company, operating its first production site in the US and CEO of Melodea, a Nano Cellulose technology company implementing its first production site in Sweden .

Our Inventor and Co-Founder

Prof. Avraham Baniel
Inventor & Co-Founder
70 years of industrial chemical research and industry experience, CTO and Managing Director of Israel’s National Chemicals R&D center for almost 30 years, over 110 patents, developed & implemented many industrial Solvent Extraction based processes worldwide, many of those in the food, beverage and agricultural spaces. After leaving the national laboratories, Professor Baniel was a consultant of Cargill, ADM and Tate & Lyle.
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