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BARD Board Member Dr. Michal Leby

Dr. Michal Levy

Michal Levy

Michal Levy

Dep. Director General Israel Dept. of Agric.

Dr. Levy is the Senior Deputy Director-General of Agricultural Innovation at the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture where she helps promote entrepreneurship and innovation in the Israeli Agtech industry. Dr. Levy helps develop the Israeli ag-tech ecosystem by working closely with the various stakeholders in the field including startups and companies, investors and academic researchers. She holds deep knowledge of the Israeli and global Agriculture markets from various aspects.

After years of academic research at UC Davis, and The Weismann Institute, Dr. Levy transitioned to the business world combining her in-depth understanding of technology with the markets’ business needs. Prior to her appointment as the Senior Deputy Director-General, Agricultural Innovation, Dr. Levy served as VP, head of business development agritech, veterinary and environment at Yissum, the technology transfer company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.