CEO & Co-Founder
Meir Ariel, retired from the IDF in 1993 as a Lieutenant Colonel after graduating from the Military Academy and serving as a battalion commander; served in the military reserves as the Golani Brigade’s Chief of Staff; managed a construction firm; joined A. Barak Security and lead it since 2007; co-founded Bazelet, first as a department of A. Barak and later as an independent firm fully dedicated to medical cannabis.
Prof. Aharon (Ari) Eyal
CEO & Co-Founder
Prof. Aharon (Ari) Eyal is a retired Professor of Applied Chemistry from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; author of 80 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters; was involved in more than 300 industrial projects in about 70 firms worldwide, including multinational, multi-billion dollar companies (20 years with the agri-giant Cargill, >$100 Billion); inventor of more than 200 patent families and patent applications; founded several startup companies.
Dr. Noa Raz
Dr. Noa Raz holds a PhD in neuroscience from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has authored about 30 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals; inventor of more than 15 patent families. Worked 10 years in the Neurology department at Hadassah Hebrew University Medical center, conducted multiple scientific projects in the fields of neuroscience and neurology, incorporating a multi-disciplinary approach to understand mechanism and repair in neurological diseases. Her work at Bazelet is directed to evaluate the therapeutic role of selected cannabinoid-terpenes formulations to treat specific medical conditions.
Dr. Dana Berneman-Zeitouni
R & D manager
Dana earned her MSc and PhD degrees in human genetics and biochemistry from Tel Aviv university. She is also a licensed herbelist, served as a researcher at the Stem cell and regenerative center and as a research manager at the neurosurgery department at Tel-Hashomer hospital in the field of MRI Guided focused ultrasound for Parkinson. She also served as a lab manager at the Technion institute. She has authored papers in the fields of regenerative medicine and cancer. Dana leads the R & D in Bazelet and her work is aimed to develop new and improved cannabis-based products and formulations to treat specific medical conditions.
Pharmaceutical division manager
Iso earned her B.Pharm from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and MSc in molecular biology and human genetics from Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University. Iso is an experienced manager and head pharmacist in leading drugstore chain in Israel. She is specialized in management, training, customer care, sales and various aspects of pharmaceutical, cosmetics and retail business. At Bazelet, Iso is head of pharmaceutical division and product regulations and she is responsible for developing patient instruction methodology and continuing care protocols.
Graduated Debrecen university Faculty of Medicine; Clinical Herbalist & Naturopath; diverse interdisciplinary clinical experience in conventional, herbal & integrative medicine in the EU & Israel; managed professional medical content for a variety of medical companies and organizations; MD thesis focused on pharmacotherapy novel approaches of major depression disorder.
Dr. Yiftach Finkelstein
Process Engineering, R&D
PhD in Biotechnology at the Faculty of Food Engineering and Biotechnology of the Technicon, Haifa, (M.Sc. in Biotechnology at the Hadassah Faculty of Medicine of the Hebrew University at Ein Kerem, Jerusalem, B.Sc. in Agriculture, Horticulture, at the Faculty of Agriculture of the Hebrew University at Rehovot). Has a vast diversified experience in agriculture, industry (plastics, chemicals, water, food), and laboratory (veterinary, hospital, university). Has prolonged proven professional skills in relevant aspects of: control and quality, R&D and process engineering, including scale-up and production lines operation in Israel and abroad (planning, commissioning).
Dr. Stanislav Popov.
Microbiology lab manager
PhD in microbiology and molecular biology from Ben-Gurion University, over 30 years of experience in microbiology, molecular biology and project management. Was head of Microbiology field in the Israeli ministry of health. Published professional articles in his field of expertise. Vast experience in the field of microbiology, molecular biology, gene engineering, biochemistry, protein purification, and drug discovery projects. Experienced in running analytical and microbiological laboratories.
Chemical Engineer from the Polytechnic Institute in Timisoara Romania. Over 18 years of experience in the pharma industry. Experienced in development of analytical methods, production and supervision of validation protocols/reports for QC methods and for production procedures as required by GMP regulations.Advise and support the R&D team for registration of new products. Writes work procedures, guides employees and oversees the implementation of standard operation procedures.
B.Sc in the sciences of biotechnology from Hadassah academic institute. Qualified for validation of machinery and equipment in the fields of pharma and cell therapy.
Entrepreneur in Residence
An experienced entrepreneur, R&D and consulting in a wide range of industrial and technological fields, including energy, cleantech, and medical devices, including ideation, regulation, Intellectual property, prototypes, and commercialization. Co-Founder and Founder of ten Startups, Inventor in more than one hundred Patents applications. B.Sc. in Physics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and an MBA.
B.A in chemical engineering from the academical institute of engineering SCE. Certified HPLC administrator from the Waters educational services software. Has 19 years of experience in the chemicals industry, of which 10 years in pharmaceuticals laboratories.
Prof. Elyad Davidson
Prof. Davidson, head of the Pain Relief Unit, Hadassah Hebrew University medical center. A board member of the Israeli Pain Association and of the Hebrew University Center for Research on Pain. A board member of the Multidisciplinary Center on Cannabinoid Research of the Hebrew University . The president of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) and the chairmen of the Acute Pain Section, Israel Society of Anesthesiology. Prof. Davidson is highly experienced in clinical and scientific perspectives of medical cannabis treatment in chronic and acute pain. Research topics include cannabis for treatment of neuropathic pain; perioperative cannabis administration; forms of cannabis administration, safety of cannabis administration and cannabis for nociception.
Dr. Zvieli Michael
Dr.Zviely completed his Ph.D. and Post-Doc at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Was head of a research group for TAMI (ICL) for almost ten years, and spent eleven years at FRUTAROM as Global VP for Research, Development and Science. Senior advisor for a variety of companies in Israel Europe India and china.Specializes in the fields of aroma chemicals – flavor and fragrance ingredients and botanical extracts. Published more than 20 patents, over 60 articles and chapters in monographs on flavors and fragrances, and numerous speeches and presentations at national and international events.