Team

NAUM BABAEV

Chairman Of The Board

Bio

20+ years of outstanding management experience and entrepreneurship in the agritech and food processing sectors. Naum is the founder of Rusmoloko, a major raw milk producer, and co-founder and joint owner of DAMATE group, a large agricultural holding in Eastern Europe. Naum holds B.Sc. in Finance.

ALEXANDER (SASHA) BABITSKY
CEO

Bio

20+ years experience in management consulting & investment banking.

Sasha holds B.Sc. In Industrial Engineering from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, as well as an MBA from Said Business School, University of Oxford.

GIDI KRUPNIK

CFO

Bio

20+ years of expertise in Israeli high-tech industry with extensive experience in ongoing financial matters, fund raising, M&A.

Gidi holds BA in Accounting & Economics, MBA in Corporate Finance.

IAN LAHIFFE
Director Of Business Development – Asia

Bio

10+ years’ experience in the agritech sector in China. Led operations for Allflex Livestock Intelligence, and acted as APAC President for Antelliq, part of Merck Animal Health, a global Fortune 500 business. MA in International Studies and Diplomacy, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Postgraduate Diploma in Mandarin studies from Xi’an Jiaotong University.

YULIA MATIUHIN

Head Of R&D

Bio

15+ years experience in management, strategic planning, pre-clinical and clinical R&D in bio-pharma companies: Protalix, SmartZyme, BiomX. Yulia is also Head of the Israeli BSF Consortium End Users and Processing Group, managing the group of 12 industrial and academic entities developing innovative BSF biomass and frass processing technologies. PhD in Biology from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

IGOR ABALAKIN

Head Of Engineering

Bio

10+ years engineering experience working at top organizations including the Scientific Research Institute of Technical Physics and Automation. Igor has secured several patents and been published in a range of scientific publications. B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Physics from the National Research Nuclear University, and an MBA.

ELENA CHULSKY
Project Leader

Bio

Elena leads the anti-bacterial project team and is actively involved in the development of additional value-added products. Skilled in a wide range of laboratory techniques including molecular biology, protein expression, and purification, planning, managing, and performing both in-vitro and in-vivo assays. Elena holds a B. Pharm from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Ph.D. focused on Biochemistry and Microbiology from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

ANNA HALPERN
Business Analyst & Diets Planner

Bio

Actively involved in Business Development and R&D activities such as potential markets valuation, identifying new partners & funding, monitoring changes in insect industry regulation, waste streams analysis and BSF diet formulation. Anna holds B.Sc. In Molecular Biochemistry from Technion (Israel Institute of Technology), B.Sc. In Nutritional Sciences from Tel Hai Academic College, and Master of Public Health from Haifa University.

TAMIR GUERABLI
Head Of Rearing Operations

Bio

Extensive operations and quality assurance expertise from the biotech industry.

Tamir holds B.Sc in food science & technology from Tel-Hai College, Israel.