Stefan ObermanAeroFarms Director of Public Partnerships
Stefan Oberman is the Director of Public Partnerships at AeroFarms, a high-tech, data-driven indoor vertical farming company that is revolutionizing agriculture. As a passionate ‘agriculture-technologist’, Stefan brings with him a background in agriculture, technology, government relations and international affairs. Since joining AeroFarms in 2015, Stefan has worked closely with strategic partners from the public and private sectors in the US and overseas to support AeroFarms mission of growing the best plants possible for the betterment of humanity.
AeroFarms has been recognized as a Circular Economy 100 company, was listed on Fast Company’s 2018 and 2019 global list of Most Innovative Companies, and Inc. Magazine’s list of the 25 Most Disruptive Companies. AeroFarms also received the New Jersey Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence and was voted as the Best Growth Company to invest in at the Wall Street Journal’s ECO:nomics conference in addition to being a finalist for The Circular Awards at The World Economic Forum.
Before joining AeroFarms, Stefan served as Global Innovations Coordinator for AUSVEG – Australia’s largest agriculture industry association for vegetable growers. Prior to this, Stefan was based in Australia’s capital, Canberra, where he served as Bureau Chief to the Ambassador of Israel. Stefan has also served as an advisor to a Federal Member of Australia’s Parliament. Stefan holds a Bachelor of Commerce (International Business) from Swinburne University.