Gaby Miodownik has been appointed as the new CEO of Netafim, and will replace Ran Maidan, who announced his desire to retire from Netafim after six years as CEO. The company's board of directors has approved the appointment of Gaby Miodownik as CEO of Netafim, as of March 2020.
Gaby Miodownik, 46, married with 3 children, a CPA in his education, joined Netafim 16 years ago as CFO of the Latin American unit, and then held a number of management positions in the company, including Head of the Mexican subsidiary, VP of EMEA division (Europe, Middle East, Africa) and most recently Senior Vice President and President of the Americas Division.
Daniel Martinez Vella, CEO of Orbia and Chairman of the Netafim Board of Directors: "I am proud and happy to appoint Gaby Miodownik as CEO of Netafim. Gaby has had a rich experience in Netafim, during which he gained extensive knowledge in agriculture and irrigation, extensive knowledge of the global market and the company's customers, and demonstrated high management, leadership, and impressive growth in all the roles he has played to date. I believe in Gaby and in his ability to lead Netafim to new heights, contributing to Orbia's vision to advance life around the world". Daniel added: "I want to thank Ran Maidan who led the company for the last 6 years taking it to unprecedented new heights and driving Netafim to significant sales and profit growth in recent years, along with developing growth engines and strengthening the company's competitive advantage".
Ran Maidan, CEO of Netafim: "I am grateful for the opportunity I have been given to lead Netafim for the past six years. I thank the management and employees for their great contribution to the success of the company and becoming a global market leader. From my long-standing acquaintance with Gaby, I am convinced that he is a great candidate and the best fit to move this great company forward".
Gaby Miodownik: "It is a great honor for me to be appointed CEO of Netafim after years of personal growth with the company. I would like to thank the Company's Board of Directors and Chairman of the Board Daniel Martinez Vella for the trust they have given me. Netafim is an excellent company with great potential, and I am convinced that together with the company's management and dedicated employees, we will continue to grow the company and further strengthen its position as the world's leading irrigation company."