Michael Zviely completed his Ph.D. and Post-Doc at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He then headed a research group for TAMI (ICL) for almost ten years, and then spent eleven years at FRUTAROM as Global VP for Research, Development and Science. After that, he worked three years in China as the CTO for Research and Development of O’LAUGHLIN Corp. (Shanghai), specializing in aroma chemicals – flavor and fragrance ingredients, botanical extracts, cooling agents and UV sunscreen ingredients. Then he was a Director at SDA SPICES board in Israel. This period was followed by three years as VP for Research and Development of VIRDIA Inc. (today STORAENSO, Finland) in Israel and in the USA, a company which develops lignocellulose originated bio-materials, mostly sugars. In parallel, he held a visiting Professorship at JiangNan University in China for five years, and then he was the VP for Business Development for aroma chemicals at Jiangsu GS in China. Dr. Zviely published more than 20 patents, over 60 articles and chapters in monographs, and numerous speeches and presentations at national and international events.
Today Dr. Zviely is in the advisory board of Kiralis – a startup which enables the development of safer drugs and chemicals by providing access to any pure enantiomers affordably and timely, and to Strauss-Water – a technological leader in drinking water solutions, offering top quality, great tasting, purified drinking-water solutions. Dr. Zviely is also in the advisory board of Taritech – a startup developing innovative methods for fruits and vegetables post-harvest treatment, and to Valiber – developing a universal method and system for communicating sensations, which allows people to communicate their personal taste preferences in clear numerical scale. He also owns CIC which consults to companies, e.g. Bazelet-Pharma in Israel, developing medicinal cannabis products, to HinokiLab in Japan, developing specialty essential oils, MEHK in India – a producer of aroma chemicals, and also to other companies in Israel, Europe, India and China, on specialty fragrance and flavor ingredients and odorous breast cancer bio-markers.