Meet our team.

A focused team with decades of experience.

Nabati Advisory Team

Don Robinson

Executive Chairman

Mr. Robinson has 30 years of management and leadership experience in various consumer goods businesses. From 1983-2006 he served as the CEO of Mars Inc. and from 1998-2006 he was the CEO of Mars Canada Ltd. Further, Mr. Robinson was the CEO of Cara Operations Limited from 2006-2013. Mr. Robinson is also the Chairman of the Confectionary Manufacturers Association of Canada and is the Executive Vice-Chair of the Food and Consumer Products Association of Canada.

Mr. Robinson will not be a party to any employment, non-competition or confidentiality agreement with the Company. It is expected that he will devote approximately 10% of his time to the business of the Company to effectively fulfill his duties as a director of the Company.

Former Mars Canada CEO Joins Nabati Foods as Executive Chairman of the Board.

Nabati Foods, a food-tech plant based company has appointed the former CEO and President of Mars Canada, Don Robinson to its Board.

Diane Jang


Diane is an experienced business executive, specializing in strategic planning for sustainable success, growth and profitability for companies. With over 29 years of business experience in the Consumer-Packaged Goods industry, she has a proven track record in leading plant-based protein companies to become market leaders in their industries. Previously, Ms. Jang led companies as CEO and Director of Hempco Food and Fiber Inc, President at Sunrise Soya Foods and General Manager at Earth’s Own Food Co Inc. Previously, Ms. Jang also served as a Director of Aurora Cannabis Inc. and as a Director of Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland. 

Robert Kang


Mr. Kang has been self-employed since April 2015. He was the Director of Listed Issuer Services and held other positions with TMX Group from March 1992 to March 2015. He is a corporate finance professional who is experienced in all aspects of Exchange policy, corporate governance and public company obligations. Mr. Kang is currently the principal of RSJ Consulting Inc., a firm that provides corporate finance advice. Mr. Kang received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia in 1988 and obtained his C.A. designation at Ernst and Young. See “Other Reporting Issuer Experience”.

Nabati Management Team

Ahmad Yehya

Co-founder, CEO, COO and Director

Ahmad leads the executive management team and is directly involved with all aspects of the business including R&D. Mr. Yehya holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Concordia University, and an MBA from Whitman Syracuse University.

Afaf Miri

Co-Founder & Creative Director

Co-founder and designer of the creative elements reflecting Nabati Foods. Afaf is creative and product development advisor. 

Afaf is a business administration graduate that transition from an administrative role into learning from raw chefs how to prepare meals and desserts enhancing her skills of developing and making great healthier desserts that rivaled traditional ones in taste and nutrition.

Magdy Yehya

Co-Founder & Advisor

Financial advisor. Angel investor in Nabati Foods and advisor to the Management Team. 

Magdy is an experienced business executive specializing in Finance and is a Senior Director of Finance for 28 yrs at Gulf Medical Co. Ltd.

Michael Owen

Business Development Officer

Mr. Owen has over 30 years of management and leadership experience in various consumer goods businesses. Uniquely experienced in senior marketing, sales and supply chain roles, his marketing experience includes various positions at Nestle, Unilever, Robin Hood Multifoods and Mars culminating in being CMO of Uncle Bens USA. Mr. Owen became a partner at Canada’s leading owner managed sales agency, Crombie Kennedy Nasmark, holding responsibilities including key account representation at Loblaws Companies . 

Acquired by Advantage Solutions in 2010, he was named VP of Business Development, where he led the successful acquisition of over $25 Million in new client revenue including the development of a unique fully outsourced sales, logistics and back-end services solution that was highly successful, attracting several 

$100 Million clients by providing effective sales coverage of the Canadian market.

Karl Wirtz

Manufacturing Director

Mr. Wirtz has been a professional entrepreneur business owner for over 33 years. He built and presently manages a globally recognized 

Co-Packing business with world class food safety certifications and is currently servicing many CPG companies from all over the globe carrying an “AA” rating under the Global food safety initiative. Mr Wirtz partnered with an Ontario based bakery and moved it to Brampton. Through this relationship, he built Canada’s first Cannabis infused bakery and contracted to Ontario’s top LP.

He created and managed the full concept and layout for an onsite Cannabis packaging line and delivered an almost perfect score for that LP’s order fulfilment at launch of recreational cannabis.

Joe Santos

VP of Sales

Joe has held progressive positions in lead marketing roles with Major CPG companies in Canada such as Kraft, Ralston Purina, Nabisco, Parmalat. Most recently, he has been President of Saralex Group Inc., an Independent broker based in Toronto. He has built this business for almost 20 years. His areas of expertise are Entrepreneur Business Leader & Senior Executive with expertise in Canadian & US brand building. Proven talent for creating business growth through strategic implementation of marketing, sales, logistics and financial operations. 

His working background with Alfa Laval, Tetra Pak, and Inland Machinery has provided him a wealth of experience in major capital projects.

Iain Gilmour

Process Director

Mr. Gilmour is President of Simmtech Process Engineering Ltd. a company that services the food, beverage, biotech, and pharmaceutical industries. Mr. Gilmour brings over 35 years of experience in the Liquid Food Processing industry.

His working background with Alfa Laval, Tetra Pak, and Inland Machinery has provided him a wealth of experience in major capital projects.