REHOVOT, ISRAEL — Aleph Farms, a producer of cell-cultivated meat, has hired Kevin Benmoussa as executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Mr. Benmoussa will head the company’s operational expansion across the United States and global growth agenda from the company’s new US headquarters in New York.

“Kevin is a veteran of the food and beverage industry and brings invaluable expertise in defining and executing winning strategies for achieving growth and profitability,” said Didier Toubia, chief executive and co-founder of Aleph. “Kevin joins at an exciting time for Aleph Farms as we look to establish a new category of animal products by gaining regulatory approvals, scaling our production and driving consumer acceptance.”

He was previously CFO for The Vita Coco Co. since 2018 and has held various financial leadership positions at Nestle Waters North America and PepsiCo, Inc.

Mr. Benmoussa holds a master’s degree in finance from the Brandeis International Business School.