Stefan Oberman is Innovation & Public-Private Partnerships Manager at AeroFarms, a high-tech, data-driven vertical farming company that is revolutionizing agriculture. A passionate advocate for all things ag-tech, 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 locally, globally”. AeroFarms has been recognized as a Circular Economy 100 company, was listed on Fast Company’s 2018 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 premier agriculture industry body for vegetable and potato growers. Stefan holds a Bachelor of Commerce (International Business) from Swinburne University.