Management & Scientific Team

Management Team

Matthew Bronfman

Senior Partner
Founding Member

Matthew is a prominent US businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Mr. Bronfman is the main shareholder in IKEA Israel, Israel Discount Bank and the Shufersal supermarket chain.

Shai Cohen

Managing Partner
Founding Member

Shai is a seasoned entrepreneur and experienced business development advisor with a proven track record of building brands.

Rafael Ezra

Chief Technology Officer
Founding Member

Rafi is a highly experienced Clinical-Pharmacist with extensive knowledge of the cannabis sector.

Oded Gilboa

Chief Financial Officer

Oded has over 20 years of experience in finance and public accounting, having served as a senior finance executive in the technology and biotech industries.

advisory board

Dr. Peter Kash

Advisory Board

Dr. Peter Kash is a co-founder and Vice-Chairman of TargImmune Therapeutics (Switzerland).

He was a Professor of Marketing at Polytechnic University and Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Wharton Business School. He has authored several books including the international bestseller Make Your Luck, (Prentice Hall) and international bestseller Freedom From Disease (St. Martin’s Press).

Dr. Peter Kash sits on the board of FireBrick Pharma, (Australia) and oncology (Florida), Healthcare Capital Corporation. He was formerly a co-founder, partner and Chairman of Two River Group and President of Riverbank Capital Securities specializing in creating and financing several biotech companies including Kite Pharma, Edgemont Pharmaceuticals, and Intercept Pharmaceuticals.

Vince Ackerson

Vince Ackerson is a founding member in Texas Capital Bank. Vince served as Chief Lending Officer and President of the five major markets in Texas.

Before joining Texas Capital Bank, Ackerson was President of Mack Financial Group, Inc., where he successfully negotiated the purchase of the finance division of a Fortune 500 company, provided financial consulting to a Fortune 100 company, and headed the merger and acquisition work for a large NASDAQ-listed company. Vince was a founder, shareholder and board member of TexakaBank Almaty, Kazakhstan. He began his banking career at First National Bank in Dallas (now Bank of America).


Karine Warda

Head of New Business Development

Karine is a Branding fanatic and Strategy devotee with international business development experience over the past 20 years across numerous product categories in luxury from fashion to cosmetics.

Scientific Team

Amit Lander

Head of Pharmaceutical Development

Amit is an analytical chemist with experience in new formulations and analytical methods for innovative and generic drug development. He has worked for leading multinational pharmaceutical companies and brings a deep understanding of Quality systems and cGMP. Amit has a BSc in Chemistry from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

Naama Avidan

Head of Food and Nutraceutical Development

Na’ama is an experienced Food Engineer specializing in Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals development. She has extensive scientific, technological, and manufacturing knowledge and has worked on projects from concept to product development and commercialization. Na’ama has a BSc in Food and Biotechnology Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

Hadas Dewey

Head of USA Operations

Hadas is an operations specialist with experience in retail operations and merchandise planning.  She has worked in merchandise operations within the Fortune 500 realms and oversaw financial planning across thousands of retail locations nationwide. Hadas has a BSc in International Merchandising & Marketing from the University of Missouri and is an MBA candidate at Pepperdine University.

The team has extensive hands on experience leading early stage pharma companies from initial development through to commercial launch.
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