Gil Granot-Mayer holds an MBA degree from the Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration and an LL.B. degree from Tel-Aviv University. Mr. Granot-Mayer was appointed as Yeda’s C.E.O in 2016 after having served as Deputy C.E.O and General Counsel of Yeda for 10 years. Prior to joining Yeda, Mr. Granot-Mayer worked in prominent law firms both as a commercial lawyer and as a litigator specializing in Intellectual Property, Cyberspace Law, E-commerce and Banking.
Meir Fast (C.P.A. Israel) holds an MBA degree from the Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Bar-Ilan, as well as B.A. degree in economics and accounting from the University of Bar-Ilan. Prior to joining Yeda in 2007, Mr. Fast worked for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd as the financial manager of the Prescription Medicines & Israeli Healthcare Organizations Business and prior to that as the financial controller of the Israeli Pharma division and of the International Pharma division.
Ruth Granoth holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the Weizmann Institute of Science. Prior to joining Yeda in 2002, Dr. Granoth had an internship as a patent attorney with a leading patent attorney firm and served as External Relations manager dedicated to the Israeli market for Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG), the multi-national consumer goods company.
Shay Sela holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the Hebrew University. Prior to joining Yeda, Dr. Sela held several leading positions in the biotech industry.
Aaron Jaffe holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from Tel Aviv University, and has been admitted to practice law in Israel and New York. Prior to joining Yeda, Mr. Jaffe served as general counsel of two publicly-traded technology companies and was an associate attorney at Yigal Arnon & Co., a leading Israeli law firm.
Igal Ilouz holds a Ph.D. in physics from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Dr. Ilouz brings forward extensive managerial experience in business development of innovative technologies in a wide variety of companies and has broad technology expertise in various fields. He specializes in identifying the business value proposition of new technologies in meeting market demands and trends. Prior to joining YEDA, his most recent positions were: a technology and business development consultant for medical device companies; Global Marketing Director of new segments at Lumenis (formerly, the world’s largest energy-based medical device company); Co-founder and CEO of two medical device startup companies.
Ya'acov Cohen holds a B.A. degree from Tel Aviv University and is an accredited taxation consultant. A former research assistant at Tel Aviv University and a high-school instructor, Mr. Cohen became a comptroller at a CPA office, and Chief Financial Officer of Nitzan, the Israeli organization for children with learning disabilities. Mr. Cohen joined Yeda in 1993.
Ronen Kreizman holds a Ph.D. in Nanoscience from the Weizmann Institute of Science and M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Materials Engineering, both from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Prior to joining YEDA R&D, Dr. Kreizman was a senior management consultant with Deloitte Consulting, the world's largest consulting firm, where he assumed key roles in strategy and business development projects for leading companies in the fields of Energy, Cleantech and Process Industries. Prior to that, Ronen served as the R&D manager and team leader in NIS-Israel (NanoMaterials), where he led the development of high-performance composite materials and coatings based on innovative nano-particles.
Caroline Eldar holds an LL.B degree and a B.A. in Business Administration from the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya and a B.Sc. in Biology and Chemistry from Bar-Ilan University. Prior to joining Yeda, Ms. Eldar worked for a private law firm specializing in Commerce litigation, Commercial Law and Corporate.
Orly Savion is a Licensing Director, in charge of commercializing technologies developed by the Weizmann Institute scientists with the aim of bringing inventions into beneficial products for the good of society. Orly focuses on the field of biotechnology, including agro-technology and research tools. Orly holds a Ph.D. in Life Science from the Weizmann Institute of Science focusing on the adhesion structure of osteoclasts, bone degrading cells. She also holds a MSc and BSc in Biotechnology and Food Engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. During her MSc, Orly focused on Iron metabolism with relation to Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Orly has vast experience in many different lab equipment and techniques used in chemistry, life science and food technology research areas.
Daniel Light holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and an LL.B. from Hebrew University. Prior to joining Yeda, Daniel was an associate at S. Horowitz & Co., a private law firm acknowledged for its expertise in the areas of intellectual property, dispute resolution, banking and finance (among other areas).
Neta Pessah holds a Ph.D. in Medicinal chemistry and PK from the Hebrew University. Prior to joining Yeda, Dr. Pessah held project managing positions in the biotech and Pharma industries.