Head of Food and Beverage sector, Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute
Dr. Liraz Margalit
Liraz Margalit, PhD, is a Social Psychologist who specializes in Behavioral Design and Decision Making. She integrates Neuropsychology and Behavioral Economics perspectives to analyze User behavior and deliver actionable insights for business stakeholders. Liraz is a lecturer at the IDC and a worldwide keynote speaker. Her consumer behavior research was awarded with the OBE, Online Business Excellence for 2016 as well as the Best of Neuromarketing and was chosen as CMSWire contributor of the year 2017. Her research papers and studies can be found in top business magazines such as Entrepreneur,TechCrunch and Forbes. She also writes an ongoing blog for Psychology Today named “Behind Online Behavior”.
Hector Shibata Salazar
Hector Shibata is the Director of Investments and Portfolio at AC Ventures (ACV), the corporate venture capital fund (CVC) for Arca Continental, where he is responsible for leading the investment processes in Startups and Venture Capital funds and managing the portfolio. At this current role, Hector is part of the Investment Committee and in addition Hector is an adjunct professor at the EGADE Business School at the Monterrey Tech for MBA Entrepreneurial Finance & Venture Capital, and Senator at the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF).
Prior to this, Hector participated in a Fintech Startup. In addition, Héctor held previous positions in Private Equity and in Corporate and Investment Banking in New York and Latam.
Héctor graduated from the MBA of NYU Stern and Industrial Engineering at the Monterrey Tech in Mexico with honors.
Moderator: Ms. Bosmat Levi
Bosmat Levi pilots the International Division of Wissotzky Group where she develops the company’s assets across several markets from the USA to Europe and Japan. She builds long-term partnerships with local actors and retailers with a never-ending passion for innovation. She has 20 years+ experience in CPG retail business globally, with 5 years located in the US. And...she is a tea lover
Monique Naval is a Senior Analyst with Euromonitor International in the UAE. In her current role, she is part of the global Food and Nutrition team that provides strategic recommendations to the world’s largest FMCG companies, shaping the food industry. She leads the Middle East and North Africa research and actively engages with main industry players. She creates datasets, authors annual reports, and is regularly featured in both local and international media outlets.
Monique holds a degree in Communication Research and has over ten years’ research experience having successfully handled international projects with different industries such as Utilities, FMCG, Retailers, Banking, Government, Travel and International Development. A seasoned speaker, she has delivered keynote presentations in international conferences and webinars such as Gulfood, Yummex Middle East and ‘More than Food’ webinar hosted by the European Union.
Ms. Hamutal Schieber
Hamutal Schieber is the founder and CEO of Schieber Research, LLC, with offices in New York and Tel Aviv. Hamutal is a keynote speaker and consultant, specializing in consumer goods, trends, and innovation strategy. For the last 20 years, Hamutal has consulted hundreds of firms on trends, innovation and competitive strategy, and served as a VP for a competitive intelligence firm and for an investment company.