Professional Team

Elisha Yelin

Elisha Yelin

CEO

Elisha Yelin, CEO has 20 years of experience in managing a technology incubators. He was CEO of Meytag Hi-tech Ventures between 2002 and 2014. Prior to managing technology incubators he managed Bental Industries (1990-1995) and served as a Colonel in the IDF. Elisha holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa.

Gideon Meiry, Ph.D.

Gideon Meiry, Ph.D.

CTO for medical devices and systems

Gideon Meiry, Ph.D., V.P. for technology is a multidisciplinary scientist and entrepreneur with long track records in senior executive positions and vast experience in leading multidisciplinary teams, inventing and managing intellectual property, managing R&D from concept to product, regulation and reimbursements, fundraising strategies and market analysis. Gideon serves as an advisor to the Galil Medical Center and to various startups. Gideon holds a PhD from the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

Kobi Cohen, Ph.D.

Kobi Cohen, Ph.D.

CTO for pharma and biotechnology

Kobi Cohen, Ph.D., CTO for pharma and biotechnology is a life science professional with extensive experience in drug development, project scouting and evaluation.  Before joining Galil-Ofek, Kobi held a director position at the Global Innovative R&D at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries. Kobi was responsible for identifying and pursuing collaboration, licensing and partnership from biotech companies and academic institutions worldwide. Kobi completed his Ph.D. and post doc fellowship at the Tel Aviv University and the Weizmann Institute of Science.

Maya Yeheskel

Maya Yeheskel

V.P. for administration

Maya Yeheskel, V.P. for administration, has extensive experience in working with the Israeli Innovation Authority as well as with the procedural and financial aspects of a technology incubator. Maya has over 10 years of experience in financial management and economics.

Ilia Mali

Ilia Mali

V.P. for finance

Ilia Mali, V.P. for finance has managed since 2009 Sigma and Partners. Prior to his position at Sigma and Partners he served as V.P. for finance in several companies. He was involved in several IPOs and is familiar with their legal and financial aspects. Ilia holds an LLB and B.A. in Economy from the Tel-Aviv University and an MBA from Bar-Ilan University,

Yochai Porat Shoshani

Yochai Porat Shoshani

V.P. for business development

Yochai Porat Shoshani, V.P. for business development is an experienced director of business development with a history of working in the medical device industry, business planning, medical devices, business development, and entrepreneurship. Master of Laws (LLM) focused in regulations from the University of Haifa.

Eyal Aviram

Eyal Aviram

Member of the Board of Directors

Eyal Aviram has a vast executive experience as an entrepreneur, CEO in a number of companies, Board Member and project leader in Pfizer. He is serving as VP at Mor Research applications & COO at CTZ investment group.

Eyal holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering.

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