Meet the SuperOva Team


Ophir levy

Ophir is founder and CEO of Levia Hadas LTD, an international design and implementation company that develops turnkey agricultural projects and businesses. Ophir has over 20 years of experience as a pioneer in agribusiness, taking projects from the design phase all the way through operations and management. His track record includes the successful development of large-scale projects in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Ophir is widely known in the agro industry for his engineering background, his attention to detail, and his vast knowledge of the livestock industry and animal husbandry.

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Mark Gelfand

Mark is an engineer, businessman, and philanthropist.  He co-founded Intex Solutions, Inc., the standard calculator of the international structured-finance markets. Mark has been involved in numerous engineering, agricultural, and education projects, ... culminating in the establishment of TodayTomorrow Ventures (the parent organization of Superova), and the NGO STEM Synergy (bringing hands-on science and engineering programs to emerging countries.)



Tamrat is an Israeli-Ethiopian technologist and entrepreneur, who has established many agriculture projects in Ethiopia, including the TTV farm Green Mark Herbs, one of the most successful and state-of-the-art farms in Ethiopia.  Tamrat is a pioneer in promoting Israeli technology and know-how in Ethiopia, and has experience finding the right technological fit, coupled with a knowledge of transfer and foreign direct investment, the result of numerous ventures in Africa.


Tim Veldman

Tim has been a presence in the field of impact investments since 2003, primarily with Dutch ventures in Africa. During Tim's seven recent years in Ethiopia, he helped to develop and operate successful companies in the agricultural and manufacturing spaces. Tim is also involved in the education field, where he and his wife-colleague founded the successful Interlakes International School, 45 km south of Addis Ababa.


Michael CAstricone

Mike is a certified public accountant with years of experience in finance, administration and operations. Mike has served as Chief Financial Officer of various technology companies such as Guardium, Inc. and WebLayers. Mike brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in financial operations, strategic planning, and international finance