Top Seeds International Ltd.


Moshav Sharona, Israel 1523200

Tel:  +972-4-662-0671

Fax: +972-4-662-0673

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© 2017 Top Seeds International Ltd.


 Company Profile  

Top Seeds is a global vegetable seed company that specializes in research, production and marketing of innovative, high quality hybrid varieties.


Established in 2003 and led by a team of industry experts in breeding and product development, Top Seeds is headquartered in Israel and operates regionally through subsidiaries in Spain, Italy and Mexico, developing elite products for key growing markets.


Top Seeds' product portfolio in tomato, pepper, cucumber and eggplant is based on industry leading germplasm as well as expertise in breeding and other cutting-edge technologies.

Top Seeds stands for innovation and quality,
from the seed that you plant to the fruit that you pick.

Top Seeds – "To Pick the Best"


Gianni Bernardotto

Chief Executive Officer

Gianni is CEO of Top Seeds International since 1st July 2018.

He has many years of experience in the Vegetable seeds and in the Flowers breeding business. He served in several executive positions in companies such as Syngenta, Ball Horticulture, De Ruiter Seeds/Monsanto. Since 2010 he served as Agribusiness and Management consultant in companies such as Pop Vriend seeds, Dümmen Orange, Fitó semillas among others.

Alon Lerner

Vice President of R&D

Alon serves as Top Seed's Vice President of R&D  since 2013.

Alon is one of the founders of Top Seeds and Kaiima Bio Agritech (until 2017 Top Seeds' parent company) and has more than 20 years experience in the vegetable seed business.

Formerly, Alon served as a Tomato Breeder at De Ruiter Seeds (Monsanto).

Moran Shelef

Vice President of Product Development

Moran serves as vice president of Global Product Development at TSI since 2017.

Moran has been at TOP SEEDS and KAIIMA for over 15 years in many significant roles:

Tomato cultivator in TOP SEEDS, Director of the rice cultivation program at KAIIMA, Director of the cultivation program for vegetables at TOP SEEDS

Moran brings experience and long-term acquaintance with the many markets around the world and with the company's people spread around the globe.

Oren Lerner

Vice President of Operations

Oren serves as the Vice President of Operations since 2007.  He has more than 10 years experience in the vegetable seed business and is the former CEO of Idit Seeds Production.  

Prior to that, Oren served for 10 years as an Industrial engineer director at Tower Semiconductors.

Ayed Elias

Chief Financial Officer

Ayed serves as Top Seed's Chief Financial Officer since 2016.  

He has more than 15 years experience in various financial positions.

Since 2010, he also serves as Controller at Kaiima Bio-Agritech Ltd.  Ayed is a former Controller at NGT ltd - Venture Fund and is a certified C.P.A. (in Israel) since 2003.

Odellia Ofri Lerner

Vice President of Human Resources

Odellia serves as Top Seed's Vice President of HR since 2017.  

Odellia started to work at Top seeds in 2006 and has served in several positions including Administrative Operation Manager and Logistics Manager.  Prior to that, Odellia served for six years as an Software Quality Control Manager at KLA Tencor Semiconductors.  

Odellia holds a BA in sociology and Master degree in Public Management  

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