Naty Barak

Chief Sustainability Officer, Netafim

Naty Barak is Chief Sustainability Officer of Netafim, the pioneer and global leader in drip irrigation solutions. Mr. Barak has been with Netafim since 1975. Prior to his current post, he served in several positions including director of marketing and treasurer of Netafim, executive VP of Netafim USA, and president of Netafim South Africa. As chief sustainability officer, Mr. Barak works with governments, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, environmental organizations, and private sector companies on sustainability and multi-resource productivity issues. In this capacity, he focuses his efforts on water, land, energy and other agronomic inputs, and their impact on global sustainable intensification of agriculture. Mr. Barak is member of the Steering Committee of the United Nations CEO Water Mandate and the UN Global Compact. He is the chairman of the Technical Committee for Water Re-Use of ISO, the International Organization for Standardization. Mr. Barak studied international relations and political science at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is a graduate of the Executive Management Program at the Recanati School of Business at Tel Aviv University. Mr. Barak is a member of Kibbutz Hatzerim, located in Israel’s Negev desert, and has served on Hatzerim’s board of directors, management committee and economic committee.