President and Chief Executive Officer
Nachum (Homi) Shamir has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and a director since April 2006. Prior to joining us, Mr. Shamir served as Corporate Vice President of Eastman Kodak Company and as the President of Eastman Kodak’s Transaction and Industrial Solutions Group, which includes several business units, including Kodak Versamark, Inc. (whose operations were previously those of Scitex Digital Printing Inc.) of which Mr. Shamir was President and Chief Executive Officer. From June 2003 to January 2004, Mr. Shamir served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Scitex Corporation. From January 2001 to January 2004, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Scitex Digital Printing, having previously served as its Chief Operating Officer since July 2000. Prior thereto, Mr. Shamir was Managing Director and General Manager of Scitex Digital Printing (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd., from the incorporation of this Singapore-based company in 1994. From 1993 until 1994 he was with the Hong Kong based Scitex Asia Pacific (H.K.) Ltd. Before joining Scitex, Mr. Shamir held senior management positions at various international companies mainly in the Asia Pacific regions. Mr. Shamir holds a B.Sc from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an M.P.A. from Harvard University.
Mr. Israel Makov
Israel Makov has served as the Chairman of our board of directors since July 2007. Mr. Makov also serves as the Chairman of Netafim Ltd., a leader in the irrigation field. Prior to joining us, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. from April 2002 until March 2007. Previously, he served as Teva’s Chief Operating Officer from January 2001, Executive Vice President from 1999 and Vice President for Business Development from 1995 until 1999. Prior to joining Teva, Mr. Makov was Chief Executive Officer of Gottex from 1993-1995, Chief Executive Officer of Yachin Hakal Ltd. from 1991–1993 and Chairman of Axiom Ltd. from 1987–1991. Mr. Makov was also a director of Bank Hapoalim Ltd. from October 2002 until February 2006, a director of Ramot at Tel Aviv University from 2001 until January 2006, and one of the founders and a director of the INNI-Israel National Nanotechnology Initiative since 2003. Mr. Makov has also served on the Board of Governors of the Technion — Israel Institute of Technology since 2006 and on the Board of Governors of the Weizmann Institute of Science since 2007. He has also serves as the President of the Friends of Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel and as the Chairman of the Board of the Institute for Policy and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center, or IDC, in Herzliya since 2008. Mr. Makov holds a B.Sc. in Agriculture and M.Sc. in Economics from the Hebrew University Jerusalem.
Mr. James M. Cornelius
James Cornelius has served as a director since October 2001 and was elected as an outside director in December 2001. Mr. Cornelius was elected Chief Executive Officer of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, or BMS on April 30, 2007 and also became Chairman of BMS in February 2008. He retired as Chief Executive Officer of BMS effective May 5, 2010. In addition, he serves as non-executive Chairman of the Board of Mead Johnson Nutrition, or MJN, since its split off from BMS on December 18, 2009. MJN is also listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Prior to that, he served as interim Chief Executive Officer of BMS from September 12, 2006. He has been a member of the BMS Board since January 2005. From November 15, 2005 to April 21, 2006, Mr. Cornelius was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Guidant Corporation (a leading cardiac and vascular medical device company listed on the New York Stock Exchange), until the sale of Guidant to Boston Scientific Corporation. From 2000 until 2006, Mr. Cornelius served as the non-executive Chairman of the board of directors of Guidant Corporation. From 1994 until 2000, Mr. Cornelius served as the Senior Executive and Chairman of Guidant Corporation. From 1983 to 1994, Mr. Cornelius was a director, member of the Executive Committee, and Chief Financial Officer of Eli Lilly and Company. From 1980 to 1982, Mr. Cornelius served as President and Chief Executive Officer of IVAC Corporation, formerly part of Eli Lilly’s Medical Device and Diagnostics Division. Mr. Cornelius holds a B.A. in accounting and an M.B.A. from Michigan State University.
Mr. Michael Grobstein
Michael Grobstein has served as a director since October 2001 and was elected as an outside director in December 2001. Mr. Grobstein serves as a director of Bristol-Myers Squibb, as chairman of its audit committee and a member of its compensation and management development committee. Mr. Grobstein served as a director of Guidant Corporation from 1999 to 2006, at which time Guidant was acquired by Boston Scientific Corporation. During that period, he was chairman of Guidant’s audit committee and a member of its corporate governance committee. Mr. Grobstein worked with Ernst & Young LLP from 1964 to 1998, and was admitted as a partner in 1975. At Ernst & Young, Mr. Grobstein served as a Vice Chairman-International Operations from 1993 to 1998, as Vice Chairman-Planning, Marketing and Industry Services from 1987 to 1993, and Vice Chairman-Accounting and Auditing Services from 1984 to 1987. In these positions, Mr. Grobstein, among other things, oversaw the global strategic planning of the firm, was responsible for developing and implementing the firm’s worldwide audit service delivery process and consulted with multinational corporations on a wide variety of financial reporting matters. Mr. Grobstein is a certified public accountant in the United States and holds a B.Sc. in accounting from the University of Illinois.
Prof. Anat Loewenstein
Prof. Anat Loewenstein has served as a director since August 2005. Prof. Loewenstein completed her training in Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore in 1996. She has been the Director of the Department of Ophthalmology, Tel-Aviv Medical Center since January 2000, Vice Dean of the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University since September 2006, and a Professor at the Sackler School of Medicine since April 1999. In addition, since 2000 Prof. Loewenstein has been a member of the Advisory Board of Notal Vision Ltd., a medical device company in the area of diagnostic ophthalmology, and from 1996 until 1997 she served as an advisor to Talia Technologies Ltd., which developed an instrument in diagnostic ophthalmology. She is the principal investigator in multiple multicenter drug and device studies for Pfizer, Novartis, Roche and Zeiss and serves as a consultant to several companies in the healthcare industry, including Novartis, Allergen, Orabio, Lumenis and ForSight Labs. She is a member of the IRB committee of the Israeli Ministry of Health. Prof. Loewenstein holds an M.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Masters Degree in Health Administration from Tel-Aviv University.
Mr. Doron Birger
Doron Birger has served as a director since June 2000. From August 2002 until July 2007, Mr. Birger was the Chairman of our board of directors. He currently serves as the Managing Director of Landmark Ventures Israel and as a director and chairman of several private companies in Israel in high-technology sector. Mr. Birger served as Chief Executive Officer of Elron Electronic Industries, Ltd., or Elron, from August 2002 until April 2009. Prior to that, he held other executive positions at Elron, including President since 2001, Chief Financial Officer from 1994 to August 2002, and Corporate Secretary from 1994 to 2001. Until April 2009, Mr. Birger was a director of RDC and a director or chairman of the board of directors of many privately held companies in the Elron group in the fields of medical devices, semiconductors and communication. From 1991 to 1994, Mr. Birger was Chief Financial Officer at North Hills Electronics Ltd., an advanced electronics company. From 1990 to 1991, Mr. Birger served as Chief Financial Officer of Middle-East Pipes Ltd., a manufacturer in the metal industry. From 1988 to 1990, Mr. Birger served as Chief Financial Officer of Maquette Ltd., a manufacturer and exporter of fashion items. From 1981 to 1988, Mr. Birger was Chief Financial Officer and director at Bateman Engineering Ltd. and I.D.C. Industrial Development Company Ltd. Mr. Birger holds a B.A. and an M.A. in economics from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
Mr. Arie Mientkavich
Arie Mientkavich has served as a director since July 2007. In addition, he has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Elron and RDC since January 2007 and as Deputy Chairman of IDB Holding Corporation Ltd. since May 2006. Mr. Mientkavich has also served as a director of NuLens Ltd. since January 2010, as a director of Medingo Ltd. since November 2007, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gazit Globe (Development) Ltd. since July 2006, and Deputy Chairman of Gazit Globe Ltd. since May 2005. Prior to this, from 1997 through January 2006, Mr. Mientkavich served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Israel Discount Bank Ltd. and its major subsidiaries, Israel Discount Bank of New York, Mercantile Discount Bank Ltd. and Discount Management Provident Funds. Between 1987 and 1997, Mr. Mientkavich served as Active Chairman of the Board of the Israel Securities Authority—the Israeli equivalent of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC. Prior to that, from 1979 through 1987, he was the General Counsel of the Israeli Ministry of Finance. Mr. Mientkavich holds degrees in Political Science and Law from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem and is a member of the Israeli Bar Association..
Mr. Ari Bronshtein
Ari Bronshtein has served as our director since December 2010. Mr. Bronshtein has served as Chief Executive Officer of Elron, since May 2009. From January 2006, Mr. Bronshtein has also served as vice president at Discount Investment Corporation, or DIC, a holding company in Israel. From 2004 to 2005, Mr. Bronshtein served as vice president and head of the Economics and Business Development division of Bezeq, a leading Israeli telecommunication company. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Bronshtein served as Director of Finance and Investments at Bezeq. From 1999 to 2000, Mr. Bronshtein served as Manager of Business Analysis at Comverse Technologies, a telecommunication company. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Bronshtein held various positions at Tadiran, his last position being Director of the Finance and Investments division. Mr. Bronshtein currently serves as a director of CellCom Israel Ltd., a publicly traded cellular telephone company, and other companies within the DIC group. Mr. Bronshtein holds a Bachelors degree in Finance and Management and a Masters degree in Finance and Accounting, both from Tel-Aviv University.
Mr. Stanley Stern
Stanley Stern has served as our Director since May 2012. Mr Stern has served as Managing Director and Head of Technology, Defense Electronics, Israeli Banking and FIG at Oppenheimer & Co. since January 2008. Prior to this, from March 2004 until December 2007, he served as a Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking at Oppenheimer. Prior to Oppenheimer, he was a Managing Director and the Head of Investment Banking with C.E. Unterberg, Towbin where he focused on technology and defense related sectors. From January 2000 until January 2002, Mr. Stern ran STI Ventures Advisory USA Inc., a venture capital firm focusing on technology investments. Before running STI Ventures, he spent over 20 years at CIBC Oppenheimer in the investment banking department and started the technology banking group in 1990. Mr. Stern serves as the Chairman of the Board of Director of Tucows, Inc., an internet service provider. From 2004 until 2009 he served as a director of Diamond.com, an online jewelry vendor. From 2005 until its sale in 2011, he served as a director and Chairman of the audit committee of Fundtech Inc. Mr. Stern received his MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS from Queens College.