Founder and Managing Partner

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 (Plastro Irrigation) 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, a boutique strategy consulting and investment firm specializing in agribusiness and water technologies across Southeast Asia. Bloom Consultancy provides on-the-ground expert advice to private investors and multinational corporations, such as Dole, Unifrutti and ED&F Man, assisting clients grow and develop their large-scale agribusiness projects.

Prior to Bloom Consultancy, Erez founded Lanchang Farm Co. in 2007, 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.