Evogene Ltd., a leading company for the improvement of crop productivity and economics for the food, feed and fuel industries, today announced the appointment of Eyal Leibovitz as chief financial officer. Leibovitz is joining the company effective January 1, 2016 and will replace Sigal Fattal who has been with the company since June 2012 and will remain until January 31, 2016 to ensure a smooth transition.
Fattal will continue to support the company after her departure and until April 2016. Mr. Leibovitz will report to Ofer Haviv, Evogene’s president and chief executive officer, and will have executive responsibility for all corporate functions of the company.
Leibovitz brings with him an extensive background in senior management, finance, investor relations, M&A and business development in international companies headquartered in both Israel and the United States. In his last role he served as CFO and member of the executive committee of N-trig Ltd., an electronic inking company. Prior to this, from 2007 to 2011 Leibovitz served as the CFO of Kamada Ltd. From 2002 to 2007 he served as the international controller of Harmonic Inc., headquartered in California and operating in the digital video space. Leibovitz holds a BBA degree from the City University of New York.
“Eyal has an impressive track record as a CFO in both private and public companies. In his prior roles, Eyal has proven himself a key member of executive management teams with direct responsibility for finance, M&A and business development. This record clearly demonstrates the skills and experience necessary to help guide our Company’s growth and continued diversification. In addition, a key objective for Eyal will be to increase the awareness in the US financial market of Evogene’s unique capabilities in providing next generation products for the enhancement of agriculture and of our rapidly growing presence in multiple key market areas.” said Ofer Haviv, Evogene’s president and CEO. “We welcome Eyal and look forward to his contribution to our senior management team.”