Jack "Tato” Bigio

Jack “Tato” Bigio is a leading environmentalist with over 20 years of experience in international business development and is the Co-Founder and CEO of UBQ Materials, which developed the world's first bio-based material (UBQ™) made entirely of unsorted household waste. The company diverts municipal solid waste from landfills and turns it into a sustainable, fully recyclable substitute for oil-based plastics.

Prior to founding UBQ, Tato co-founded and managed Merhav Renewable Energies (MRE), where he developed and implemented large-scale wind, solar and bioethanol projects around the world. Before selling MRE in 2008, Tato served as the President and CEO of Ampal-American Israel Corporation, an investment company traded on both the NASDAQ and the Tel Aviv stock exchanges.

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