Leading By Example

Meet the experts.

From the sciences to the humanities, our organization has gathered together thought leaders across a broad range of fields in the pursuit of cultivating wellness. Scroll down to find out more about the leaders who make our work possible.

Thomas Adler

SVP, Global Food Division

Thomas has over 20 years of experience in the food and dietary supplement industry.

Shai Givon

SVP, Finance

Shai has a long history of growing businesses. Before joining Lycored in 2006, Shai was CFO & After Sale Operation Manager at Toyota Israel. Shai is a CPA, and holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics & Accounting from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Shai is most proud of the personal relations he fostered among Lycored’s employees, bringing together people from different cultures around the same strong belief in humanity and friendship.

Dr. David Hebel

PhD SVP, Global Operations

David joined Lycored in 2015, and during his tenure here he’s helped more than double our processing and formulation capacity and substantially upgrade our supply chain processes, too. David has 25 years of experience in developing, building, and running global businesses, and he’s proud of all the great relationships he’s cultivated along the way. David says he’s especially excited about the friendships he’s built while growing and developing the operation team here at Lycored.

Dr. Etgar Levy-Nissenbaum

PhD, SVP, Global R&D

As a leader in our R&D department, Etgar plays a big part in creating the future of our company. A molecular biologist and geneticist by training, Etgar has over a decade of pharma experience that ranges from internal drug development to external licensing deals. He graduated from Tel Aviv University (Israel) and pursued a post doctorate at MIT and Harvard Medical School (USA). He worked with startups and large corporations alike before finding a happy home at Lycored.

Rony Patishi-Chillim


Rony became our CEO in 2014, bringing a wealth of business development and communications expertise with her. Before taking the reins at Lycored, she served as SVP Global Business Development and Corporate Communication of ADAMA Agricultural Solutions, as well as SVP at the Investment Banking Group of Barclays Capital. Rony has an MBA from Boston University Graduate School of Management, a BA in Business Administration and Comparative Literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Golan Raz

SVP, Global Health Team

Golan brought his vision and his infectious spirit to Lycored in 2010. A 15-year veteran of startup work environments, he believes that good ideas can be nourished like seeds and grown into solid, successful businesses. As a leader of our global health team, he uses his many talents and his passion to not only further our mission of cultivating wellness, but to help us all better understand and redefine the very concept of wellness, too. Golan has a BA and MA in law, specializing in bioethics.

Ronit Sharkany

SVP, People

Any way you slice it, Ronit is a people person. Since joining Lycored in 2014, she’s helped build out our People department, and raised awareness of how uniquely amazing the Lycored culture is. She’s also helped refine our operational model by defining roles and functions and through the development of honest, non-judgemental managers who in turn foster new employees. She’s further advanced the culture at Lycored by drawing from mindfulness philosophies including “stay humble” and “trust and grow relationships.”

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