Hadar is a multi-disciplinary R&D professional with unique expertise in life sciences, genetics, and bioinformatics. Hadar has over a decade of experience leading R&D and operational business units for several international companies. With a strong scientific background, Hadar brings a wealth of know-how in genetic and agricultural R&D, operational efficiency, budget management, and working in a multicultural environment.
Prior to co-founding the Yarok Medtech medical cannabis consultancy, Hadar led the agricultural tech division of BOL Pharma, one of only 8 Israeli medical cannabis producers. His responsibilities included transferring the farm from an old site to a new 1 million square foot site, hiring and training new employees, and preparing the farm to successfully receive Israel Medical Cannabis (IMC) Good Agriculture Practices (GAP) certification. Hadar was previously also employed by Syngenta where he served as the R&D operations manager for the Israel division amongst other positions.
Hadar holds a PhD from the Weizmann Institute of Sciences, Department of Plant Science, and Msc in physiology and immunology from the Israel Institute of Technology’s Faculty of Medicine, and BSc in animal science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Agriculture. In 1997, Hadar completed a mandatory 3-year army service in the Israel Defense Forces as a communications technician in the Signals Corps. Hadar has authored or contributed to numerous scientific articles published in peer reviewed journals.