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Vision

Environmental and social responsibility are deeply embedded in Forrest's diverse activities. We aim to use technology, education and our entire global operation to improve the well-being of people and ecosystems around the world.

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Company overview

Forrest Innovations is a global company operating in the forefront of technology. Forrest is leveraging its development platforms to address two major challenges that humanity is facing in the outdoor environment: the first is in health-care, and more specifically, disease vectoring mosquitoes. These tiny insects debilitate millions of people around the world and indirectly kill more children than any other cause.

The second major objective that Forrest is addressing is in agriculture, and specifically a disease dubbed 'Citrus Greening', a devastating bacterial disease that is wreaking havoc in the major citrus producing geographies of the world and which is literally demolishing the orange juice industry of Florida before our very eyes.

The company's highly qualified, dedicated, and experienced multi-disciplinary team has created a robust platform to manage all aspects of creating effective products and bringing them to the market.

Forrest has recognized the need to concentrate global efforts of ensuring food security on improvements of exiting infrastructures to avoid waste. We truly believe that it is possible to properly feed all the people that live in the world today using the food that is already produced. More dramatically, we are certain that the additional 3 billion people that are projected to be inhabiting the Earth in 2050, can also be properly fed with the same amount of food produced today, as long as this food will be more than just empty calories. The challenge is to overcome waste and distribute knowledge and resources more progressively.

We have joined others in their quest to overcome the world's major challenges. We believe we can make a difference!

Leadership


Nitzan Paldi, CEO
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Nitzan Paldi has 17 years of experience in the biotechnology sector. In recent years Nitzan was the Co- Founder and Director of the technology company "Beeologics ." In August 2013 Nitzan founded "Forrest Innovations".

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Shaul Ilan, VP Business Development and COO

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Before joining Forrest, Shaul was CEO and Co-founder at Ilanbio Ltd, an agro-tech company in the field of mass propagation of plants

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Ran Yossefi, Chief Financial Officer
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Ran has over 20 years of experience in Finance and in the business development arena. Before joining Forrest Ran was an entrepreneur and co-founder at ProcuRX. He has served as CFO in a number of leading companies both in & out of Israel. Ran brings his vast entrepreneurial experience together with his global enterprise CFO background to Forrest.

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Dr. Roy Borochov, CTO

Was previously the CEO of the Israeli Bio Organic Association. Provides broad expertise in plant science as well as high management skills.


Elaine Cristina Dos Santos, Brazil site lead

Handling the complex challenges that are unique to running a technology company in Brazil.

                                                                                                               

Facilities and team

At Forrest we established operations in 4 discrete geographical locations. In Israel, we conduct our cutting-edge basic research, in the U.S. we have a site in California testing disease models and in St. Louis is our North American H.Q. specializing in analytics and regulation. In Brazil we combine direct testing of our solutions together with providing a basis for our market. We achieved high efficiency in both the scientific and operational levels by following several principals:

- Shared infrastructure between the sites, such as IT, communication, legal, accounting.
- Project managers who manage the projects laterally and simultaneously through all four sites.
- Local site management is supported by the global management providing all necessary input to resolve operational           challanges.

As a result, Forrest gains the advantages of being present in these three most relevant geographic locations while maintaining an environment of an effective, fast moving startup company.

Israel

Forrest Innovations Israel is located in Caesaria Hi Tech Park. The site was renovated and now contains state-of-the-art biological and molecular capabilities, such as high-throughput growth rooms, analytics and our secret recipe for success- the espresso coffee machine. The team in Israel includes highly qualified scientists as well as experienced executives. Forrest Israel also serves as our operational headquarters managing all IP, IT, Legal, Finance, Purchase processes etc.

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USA/MO

Forrest Innovations is currently establishing operations at BRDG park, St. Louis, USA, next to the Danforth plant science center,  the leading non-profit global plant research institute.

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Brazil

Forrest Innovations Brazil provides our prime flagship location and is located in a highly renovated and extensive laboratory and office infrastructure. This proximity to the target challenges of mosquito carried diseases and Citrus Greening, provides us the most relevant experimental system to test our products in development. Recently, Forrest Brazil also gained a critical component of our success strategy- we incorporated the espresso coffee paradigm!

 

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