Ophir Gaathon is a supply chain security expert who has a deep understanding of the complex security challenges associated with global value chains. In his current role as CEO, he is responsible for the company’s overall vision and strategy, financial operations, as well as overseeing technology and R&D initiatives. He also serves on the board of directors. He has led DUST Identity from inception, through the first DARPA contracts and into commercial success. He received his Ph.D. in applied physics from Columbia University, led research projects at MIT and Columbia, and he holds several patents.