N2OFF Team

Get to know the faces driving our mission towards a greener, more sustainable future. Meet our dedicated team!

Adv. Shmulik Yannay


Meet Shmuel, a dynamic economist with a passion for cutting-edge technologies, entrepreneurship, and investment banking.

With experience as Director and Chief of Investment Banking at the American Yorkville Foundation, he brings a wealth of expertise to the table.

Shmuel holds a BA degree in Economics and an LL.B. degree in Laws from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, fueling his drive for innovation and success.

Shmuel holds an Israeli Bar license as Israeli lawyer.

Shlomo Zakai


Presently, Shlomo Zakai holds the position of Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer at Global Energy, Inc., Chief Financial Officer of UAS Drone Corp., Chief Financial Officer at Cuentas, Inc., Internal Auditor of F.M.S.

Enterprises Migun Ltd., Internal Auditor of Payton Industries Ltd.
and Chief Financial Officer of Save Foods Ltd.

Shlomo Zakai previously occupied the position of Financial Controller at N2OFF, Inc., Chief Financial Officer for Sonovia Ltd., Co-Chief Financial Officer-Israel & Treasurer at Blue Sphere Corp., Chief Financial Officer for Todos Medical Ltd., Senior Manager at Ernst & Young Global Ltd. and Accountant for Kost Forer Gabbay & Kasierer (a subsidiary of Ernst & Young Global Ltd.), Internal Auditor for Alarum Technologies Ltd.
and Internal Auditor of Ralco Agencies Ltd.

Mr. Zakai received an undergraduate degree from The College of Management Academic Studies

Dr. Dror Minz

Head of Research Team

With a strong academic background, Dror is a distinguished researcher and educator in the field of environmental sciences. He completed his studies at Tel Aviv University before pursuing postdoctoral research at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, and the Max Planck Institute in Bremen, Germany.

Currently serving as a researcher at the Institute for Soil, Water, and Environmental Sciences, he also imparts his knowledge as a teacher at the Hebrew University.

Dror has made significant contributions to the field, having supervised 23 MSc and PhD students, mentored 11 postdoctoral fellows, and authored over 100 scientific papers.

Yaki Baranes

Head of Business Development

With 16 years of proven experience, Yaki is a seasoned business strategy expert who has collaborated with diverse industries and government entities. Proficient in corporate and business unit-level strategy planning and implementation, he also specializes in assisting start-up companies in refining their business plans and facilitating capital raising rounds.

Yaki holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Economics from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and an MBA from Reichman University.

Dr. Ada Viterbo

Senior Researcher

Dr. Ada Viterbo brings a wealth of experience from both academia and industry R&D, with a profound focus on the intricate interactions between plants and microorganisms, spanning from fundamental research to practical applications in agriculture.

Previously, she held the position of Head of Bio-fungicide Research at Lavie-Bio, spearheading the discovery and refinement of microbial-based products.

Dr. Viterbo earned her PhD in Life Sciences from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, delving into the infection strategies of phytopathogenic fungi. Her postdoctoral endeavors took her to the University of Stockholm and the Weizmann Institute of Science, where she investigated cyanobacteria-plant symbiosis and induced systemic plant resistance to fungi, respectively.

Omri Vardi-Perlstein


Omri Vardi-Perlstein holds a BSc in Agroecology and Plant Health, as well as an MSc in Environmental Studies, both from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

During his MSc program, Omri focused on biocontrol solutions targeting bacterial plant diseases, delving into plant-bacteria interactions and mastering various laboratory techniques.

With extensive field experience as a phytopathologist at EcoPhage LTD and various agricultural farms, Omri brings practical expertise to complement his academic background.

Rona Ziskin


Rona Ziskin is an enthusiastic PhD student and agricultural expert with a broad educational background and a fervent dedication to sustainable soil practices.

Currently pursuing a PhD in Agroecology and Plant Health at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, her research centers on modifying nitrous oxide emissions through the control of bacterial communities in wheat roots, under the mentorship of Dr. Dror Mintz.

With an M.Sc. focused on various amendments for addressing soil sodicity in orchards, and a B.Sc. in Plant Sciences, Rona brings a comprehensive perspective to her academic pursuits.

Eva Fattahi

Meet Eva, a dynamic marketing and communications professional with a flair for innovation and a passion for making a difference. Armed with a degree from Syracuse University's S.I.

Newhouse School and experience at CBS Television's Affiliate Relations Department, she brings a unique blend of creativity and business acumen to the table. With a knack for staying ahead of the curve, she's now focused on bringing cutting-edge technology to the forefront of the marketplace.

Eva is driven by the belief that her work should not only make an impact but also push the boundaries of what's possible.