Board of Directors
Mr. Greenstein will be appointed to the board of directors of New Forafric following the Business Combination. Mr. Greenstein served as Senior Advisor to Qrypt, Inc., a quantum cryptography company from 2019-2021. He served as Deputy Assistant and Strategist to President Trump from 2017-2018. Prior to serving in the Trump Administration, Mr. Greenstein was President of Genie Energy, Ltd., a retail energy and oil and gas exploration company that was spun off from IDT Corp., an international telecommunications carrier, from 2011-2017. Mr. Greenstein served as President and Counsel to the Chairman of IDT, from 2000-2011, and counsel and advisor to various companies, including Net2Phone, Inc., a pioneer in voice over the internet protocol. Prior to joining IDT, Mr. Greenstein was a partner in Morrison & Foerster LLP, where he served as the Chairman of that firm’s New York office’s Business Department. Mr. Greenstein was an associate in the New York and Toronto offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and served on the Securities Advisory Committee and as secondment counsel to the Ontario Securities Commission. At the OSC, Mr. Greenstein advised on the implementation of the US-Canada Multijurisdictional Disclosure System and on the securities law aspects of NAFTA. Mr. Greenstein served on the Boards of Directors of NanoVibronixInc. and Regal Bank of New Jersey. Mr. Greenstein served on the Boards of Trustees of Young Israel of Scarsdale, Ramaz, SAR Academy and Friends of Jerusalem College of Technology. Mr. Greenstein received a B.S. from Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations (1981) and a J.D. from Columbia University Law School (1985) where he currently serves as a member of the Dean’s Council. Mr. Greenstein is based in the US
With more than 10 years of professional experience in Corporate Finance, Julien joined Forafric in 2015 as M&A Director and became CFO of Forafric Group in 2020.
Before joining Forafric Julien worked in Société Générale and Rothschild and created an M&A Boutique in France.
Julien holds an Master degree from “Ecole de Management de Lyon” in Lyon (France) and a Master Degree from TEC de Monterrey (Mexico)
Mr. Packer has been Globis’ Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and a Director since inception. Mr. Packer has served as the Managing Member of Globis Capital Advisors LLC, an investment advisory firm, since founding the firm in 2001. Since October 2017, Mr. Packer has served as Chairman of The United States Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad, when he was first appointed by President Donald J. Trump. He has served on the board of directors of Zedge, Inc. (NYSE AMERICAN: ZDGE), a provider of content distribution platforms, since April 2020. Mr. Packer also serves as a director on the board of Elementor Ltd., a privately held company that offers an intuitive, front-end site builder for WordPress. Previously, he served on the boards of directors of Wakingapp Ltd., an augmented reality technology company, from October 2014 until its sale to Scope AR in October 2019 and Penguin Digital, Inc., a mobile application developer, before it was acquired by Shutterfly Inc. in 2012. Mr. Packer received a B.A. from Yeshiva University. We believe Mr. Packer’s extensive knowledge of the capital markets, corporate finance, and public company governance practices as a result of his investment experience, together with his significant board experience at companies in the technology sector, makes him well-qualified to serve on our board of directors. Mr. Packer is based in the United States.
Throughout his 30-years professional experience in various leading positions, Saâd has acquired extensive knowledge on various industrial sectors. He gained solid investment and managerial expertise in highly competitive markets as a Chairman, CEO and senior positions at different levels through relevant exposure to a number of industries and in particular agro-industry, telecoms, banking, and insurance.
Saâd developed an extensive expertise of the African economic, political and social landscape. Over the years, he has built a strong network of entrepreneurs and key players in the Maghreb region and Africa. He joined Forafric in March 2018 as a chairman of the board.
Saâd holds an Engineering degree from the École Centrale de Paris (France), a Master’s degree from Sciences- Po Paris, and a degree from HEC Paris.
Mr. Cassar has served as a member of the board of directors of FAHL since 2016. Mr. Cassar has held senior management positions at Abacus Financial Services Ltd, SG Hambros Private Bank, Barclays Gibraltar and NatWest Gibraltar. Mr. Cassar was educated at Uxbridge, Harrow and West London Colleges, UK. Mr. Cassar is based in Gibraltar.
Mr. Lasry will be appointed to the board of directors of New Forafric following the Business Combination. Mr. Lasry is a Partner and Head of the Funds Team at Hassans International Law Firm, Gibraltar, and is President of Gibraltar-US Chamber of Commerce (AmCham Gibraltar). Mr. Lasry was educated at Bar-Ilan University and Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Lasry is based in Gibraltar.
Ms. Bitan will be appointed to the board of directors of New Forafric following the Business Combination. Ms. Bitan has served since February 2017 as a director of Amestown Limited, a company that holds property in the U.K., where she has been responsible for general management, as well as legal and financial administration of the properties managed by the company. Ms. Bitan has served since August 2005 as a property manager at Herne Hill (Investment) Limited, an investment company focusing on property development. Ms. Bitan received a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from Manchester Metropolitan University, U.K. Ms Bitan is based in Gibraltar