Dr. Yaron serves as Chairman of the Executive Council of Tel Aviv University, the Chairman of Ramot, the commercialization company of Tel Aviv University, on the Board of Governors of the Hebrew University and on the board of Amdocs (DOX). Dr Yaron serves on the advisory board of Raphael and the Ministry of Defense.
Over the years Dr. Yaron has co-founded a group of International based companies, P-cube, (acquired by Cisco), PentaCom (acquired by Cisco), Qumranet (acquired by Redhat), Comsys (acquired by Conexant, Texas Instruments), Qwilt and Itamar Medical Ltd. Dr. Yaron has been serving as board member and/or Chairman of the Boards of these companies since their inception.
Dr. Yaron served as Chairman of the Board of Mercury Interactive sold to HP.
From 1992-1995 Dr. Yaron has served as President of Indigo NV, leading the company to an NASDAQ IPO. Prior to joining Indigo served as corporate Vice President of National Semiconductor.
Dr. Yaron holds a Ph.D. in Device Physics from the Hebrew University has published numerous scientific papers and holds numerous patents.
In addition to serving as Co-Chairman of Itamar Medical, Mr. Gerstel is chairman of Compugen (NASDAQ and TASE: CGEN), Evogene (NASDAQ and TASE:EVGN), and Keddem Bioscience. Prior to relocating to Israel in 1994, Mr. Gerstel was the Co-Chairman and CEO of ALZA Corporation (sold to Johnson & Johnson). Mr. Gerstel currently serves as a director of YEDA (the technology transfer company for the Weizmann Institute of Science), Yissum (the technology transfer company of the Hebrew University) and the Foundation for the US National Medals of Science and Technology. He is a member of the board of governors and the executive committee of the Weizmann Institute of Science and the board of governors of the Hebrew University, and is an advisor to the Burrill Life Science Funds and to the board of the Israel-U.S. BiNational Industrial Research and Development ("BIRD") Foundation. Mr. Gerstel is a graduate of Yale University and Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Biran serves as External Director on the board of Israel Discount Bank since October 29, 2008 (Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and Member of the Audit Committee, Credit Committee, Computer Committee, Risk Management Committee and Coordination Committee). He also serves as the Chairman of Centrition Ltd., and Chairman of the Management Committee, Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee (R.A)
Mr. Ilan Biran has served as the Chairman of the Board of Rafael - Advanced Defense Systems Ltd for 6 years. He is also the former CEO of Bezeq – The Israel Communications Company Ltd. and Chairman of the Board of YES Cable Television, he also served as Chairman of the Board of Oil Refineries Ltd. The former General Director of the Ministry of Defense, he served in the Israel Defense Forces for 32 years in various staff and command positions, including Commanding General, Central Command, Head of the Technology and Logistics Branch, and Head of the Operations Division at the General Staff. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Policy and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya. A graduate of both the Bar Ilan University and the US Marine Corps School of Advanced War Fighting, he holds a degree as a Research Fellow in Strategies and Political Economics from Georgetown University.
Mr. Ellis has served Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) for almost 2 decades in various managerial positions, culminating in his current position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Prior to joining Medtronic, Mr. Ellis was a Senior Audit Manager for Price Waterhouse. He has worked with several large corporate organizations, as well as providing audit services to numerous non-profit organizations.
Mr. Ellis is a member of the TORO Company Board. He served as the Chairman of the American Heart Association Board in 2007-2008.
Mr. Ellis received his bachelor's of science degree in Accounting in 1978 from the University of South Dakota. He is very active in community and volunteer activities.
Ms. Miriam (Miri) Katz serves as Director at Bank Leumi Le Israel BM since June 5, 2008. Ms. Katz served as Chairperson of the Israel Securities Authority from 1997 to 2002, Member of the Council of Chartered Accountants from 1997 to 2002, External Director and Chairperson of the Audit Committee of the Bank of Jerusalem from 2003 to 2006, and Managing Partner of the Tel Aviv branch of Ophir Katz & Co., Law Offices, from 1989 to 2007. Ms. Katz has been an Advisor since 2003 and currently serves as Shareholder and CEO of Miri Katz Projects Ltd., CEO of Ima Foundation (Registered Non-Profit Society). Director of The Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Development Corporation Ltd and The Edmond and Nadine de Rothschild Israel Fund from 2003 to 2009 and of The Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Fund from 2003 to 2010.
Ms. Katz is an Attorney and has an LLB degree from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Mrs. Ungar is a former partner at the Deloitte-Brightman,Almagor & Co. Accounting firm ( one of the big 4) . She serves as an independent director on the board of Koor Industries Ltd. and used to serve as an External Director of Scailex Corporation Ltd. Mrs. Ungar also served
as the Chairman of TAT Industries and CEO of Kaman Holdings Ltd and Isal Amlet investments Ltd., CFO and Deputy CEO of Leader Holdings and Investments Ltd and the parent company. She was also the chairman of reporting committee on the CFO forum.
Throughout her career she has lectured at Tel Aviv University's School of Accounting (where she still lectures) and several other academic institutions, and published various professional books and articles in the field of auditing and accounting. Ms. Unger holds an MBA, with a focus in Finance, and a BA in Accounting & Economics both from Tel-Aviv University.
S. Morry Blumenfeld retired from GE Medical Systems in 2002 after more than 34 years with the company, during which he helped initiate the CT and MRI business as well as being responsible for Advanced Development. His final appointment was as Managing Director of GE Medical Systems Israel after GE bought a number of Israeli companies in the 1998 time frame. He is currently the CEO of Quescon Consultants, and is one of the Founding Partners of Meditech Partners which has been investing in US and Israeli medical device companies through a number of funds. A prominent authority on development of healthcare technology he serves on a number of academic advisory boards and foundations in Israel, Canada and the USA, as well as the Board of Governors of the Hebrew University and its Technology Transfer Company. He is on the Board of a number of public companies and an advisor or consultant to a number of private medical device and technology companies in Israel and the USA. Dr Blumenfeld earned his BASc in Engineering Physics and PhD in Molecular Physics from the University of Toronto.
Former Vice Chairman Medtronic Inc. (NYSE: MDT)