Founder and CEO
Erez Shalev has over 25 years of experience in agricultural development, holding several executive management positions in leading multinational companies, including Country Manager for Rivulis (PlastroIrrigation) and Managing Director for Netafim Asia & Pacific.
He has lived and worked throughout the Middle East, Africa, Central America, Central Asia and Southeast Asia.
In 2013, Erez founded Bloom Consultancy, later rebranded as Bloom Agro Pte Ltd as a boutique strategy consulting and investment firm specializing in agribusiness and water technologies across Southeast Asia.
Bloom has since developed to become a agriculture and aquaculture platform, seeking to become a global centre for innovation and advanced agricultural solutions. Bloom’s clients to date include private corporations including multinationals such as Dole Philippines, Fresh Del Monte, Unifrutti Philippines, Tradewinds Plantations Berhad, and others.
In 2007, prior to Bloom, Erez founded Lanchang Farm Co. a hydroponics greenhouse facility located in Thailand that produces fresh organic produce for leading supermarkets as well as specialist seeds for organizations such as Monsanto and East West Seeds. Erez sold the business to an investor group in 2013.