joined Elron as Chairman of the Board of Directors in January 2007. He has served as deputy chairman of the board of IDB Holding Corporation since May 2006 and also serves as chairman of the board of RDC and as a director of the board of Given Imaging and NuLens. Since July 2006, he has also served as the deputy chairman of the board of Gazit Globe Ltd. and chairman of the board of Gazit Globe Israel (Development) Ltd. and subsidiaries and affiliates thereof.
From November 1997 to January 2006, Mr. Mientkavich served as chairman of the board of Israel Discount Bank Ltd. and several of its major subsidiaries which includes the Israel Discount Bank of NY and the Mercantile Bank. From 1987 to 1997, he served as active chairman of the board of the Israel Securities Authority, the Israeli equivalent of the SEC. From 1979 to 1987, Mr. Mientkavich served as general counsel to the Israeli Ministry of Finance. During the years 1972 through 1979, he served in a number of positions in the Israeli Ministry of Finance. Mr. Mientkavich was also a member of the board of the Israel Land Administration and of El Al Israel Airlines. Mr. Mientkavich is chairman of the board of trustees of the Academy of the Quality of Government Movement (the "Movement") in Israel, and was honored with the award of Knight of Quality Government in 1995 by the Movement. He is also chairman of the Public Council of Yad Sarah, a voluntary organization in the field of humanitarian support of public health. In addition, Mr. Mientkavich serves as chairman of the Public Committee, in conjunction with the Yad VeShem Holocaust Survivors to the Establishment of the State of Israel and has been active in the organization of the annual March of the Living to the concentration camps. In addition, Mr. Mientkavich is a member of each of the Licenses Committee and Advisory Committee of the Bank of Israel and serves on the Advisory Board of the Israel Defense College.
Mr. Mientkavich holds degrees in Political Science and in Law from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and was admitted to the Israeli Bar in 1972.
joined Elron as an external director in October 2008 and as of December 2010 as Chairman of Elron's Audit Committee,
and a member of Elron's investment committee. Mr. Arbel provides consulting services in the economic financial field and serves as an outside director and member of the investment committee at Psagot Mutual Funds (2005) Ltd. Mr. Arbel also serves as a director and chairman of the audit committee of the Managing Association of the Compulsory Vehicle Insurance (the Pool) Ltd., as a member of the Administrative Committee of the Veteran Pension Funds of Israel and as a member of the Board of the College of Management Academic Studies. Mr. Arbel has also served as: director and chairman of the Compliance Committee of the Israel Discount Bank of New York (from 2006-2008); director of Discount Bancorp (from 2007-2008); and director and chairman of the Audit Committee of the Israel Discount Bank Ltd. (from 2001-2007). From 1997-2001, Mr. Arbel served as a vice president and member of the executive management of the United Mizrachi Bank, heading the Capital Market and Investments Division responsible for, among other things, the departments of securities, provident funds, deposits and savings, private banking and capital market subsidiaries. From 1988-1992, Mr. Arbel served as the Commissioner of Capital Market, Insurance and Savings in the Ministry of Finance of the State of Israel; and from 1983-1987, served in New York as the Chief Fiscal Officer of the Government of Israel for the Western Hemisphere. Mr. Arbel has a B.A. in Economics and an M.B.A., each from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
joined Elron as a director in December 1999. Mr. Asheri served as the Chairman of Elron's Audit Committee
until December 2010 and currently serves as an Audit Committee and Investment Committee member. He is an economic and financial advisor. Mr. Asheri is an external director of Mikronet Ltd. and is a member of the boards of directors of Discount Mortgage Bank Ltd., Elbit Systems Ltd., Koor Industries Ltd., and Radware Ltd. Mr. Asheri was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Israel Discount Bank from November 1991 until July 1998. Prior to joining Israel Discount Bank in 1983 as Senior Executive Vice President and a member of its management committee, Mr. Asheri held the position of Director General of the Ministry of Industry and Trade. During his 23 years at the Ministry of Industry and Trade and at the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Asheri held several key offices in Israel and abroad, including Managing Director of the Investment Center in Israel, and Trade Commissioner of Israel to the United States. Mr. Asheri holds a bachelors degree in economics and political science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Prof. Gabi Barbash
joined Elron as a director in May 2003. Since 1999, Prof. Barbash has been Director General of the Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and between 2000 and 2003 he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Teuza Venture Capital Fund. Between 1998 and 2000, Prof. Barbash was the Chairman of the Israeli National Transplant Center. Between 1996 and 1999, Prof. Barbash was the Director General of the Israeli Ministry of Health. Between 1995 and 1998, Prof. Barbash was a member of the Scientific Committee of the Interdisciplinary Center for Technological Analysis and Forecasting at Tel-Aviv University. Between 1993 and 1996, Prof. Barbash was the Director General of the Sourasky Medical Center. Between 1986 and 1993, Prof. Barbash was the Deputy Director of the Sheba Medical Center and from 1990 to 1993, he was Director of the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Sheba Medical Center. Prof. Barbash is a director of Clal Biotechnology Ltd. and Chairman of the start-up "Oplon". Prof. Barbash holds an M.D. degree from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Hadassah Medical School and a Masters degree in public health from Harvard University.
joined Elron as a director in October 2008. Ms. Dankner serves also as a director of Property & Building Corporation Ltd. During the period from January 2008 until September 2010 Ms. Dankner served as Portfolio Companies Liaison at Discount Investment Corporation Ltd. ("DIC"), a role which entails direct involvement in the activities of DIC's portfolio companies and collaboration with senior management in ongoing strategic, marketing and financial activities and projects. In this capacity, Ms. Dankner collaborated with management at Koor Industries Ltd. in monitoring portfolio companies and investment opportunities. Ms. Dankner has a B.A. in Business Administration from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzeliya, Israel and is currently a student of Shenkar High College of Engineering and Design.
served as the Chairman of Elron's Board of Directors from November 1999 to January 2007 and as Elron's Chief Executive Officer from November 1999 to December 2001. Mr. Erel has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Discount Investment Corporation Ltd. ("DIC") since June 2001 and since March 2007 through December 2007, he also served as Chief Executive Officer of NetVision Ltd. From 1997 to 1999, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bezeq - The Israel Telecommunications Corp. Ltd. Mr. Erel is Chairman of the Board of Directors at Cellcom Israel Ltd. and serves as a member of the boards of directors of various other subsidiaries and affiliates of DIC such as Makhteshim Agan Industries Ltd. and Maariv Holdings Ltd. Since September 2009 through September 2011, Mr. Erel served as Chairman of the Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute; while from January 2005 through January 2009, he served as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Manufacturers Association of Israel. Mr. Erel holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.
joined Elron as a director in June 2005 and is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Zoe Holdings Ltd. Mr. Livnat is a director of IDB Development Corporation Ltd., Clal Industries and Investments Ltd., Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd., Cellcom Israel Ltd., Taavura Holdings Ltd., Carmen Assets & Investments Ltd., Carmen Finance (1994) Ltd., Carmen Property Management (1997) Ltd., Or Assaf Investment Ltd., A. Livnat Mataaim Ltd., Ahava Holdings Ltd., O.P.S.I. (International Handling) Ltd., Universal Trucks Israel Ltd., Shay Livnat Holdings Ltd., Cama Communication Ltd., Phone-Or Ltd. and other companies in the IDB group, the Taavura group, Avraham Linvnat group and Shay Livnat group. Mr. Livnat holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, from Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey, USA.
joined Elron as a director in August 2003. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of companies in the automobile sector of the David Lubinski Ltd. group of automotive companies, since 2000, and was the Vice President from 1997 until 2000 and Assistant Director from 1994 until 1996. During 1994 and 1995, he served as a director at Morasco Ltd. During 1992 and 1993, he was engaged as an Industrial Engineering consultant for Factory Design Ltd. Mr. Manor serves as a director at IDB Holding Corporation Ltd., IDB Development Corporation Ltd., Discount Investment Corporation Ltd. and Clal Industries and Investments Ltd. Mr. Manor received an MBA degree from the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) in Fontainebleau, France, in 1996 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Tel Aviv University in 1993.
Dr. Arie Ovadia
joined Elron as a director in March 2007. Dr. Ovadia serves as an audit committee member since November 2011, and additionally serves as an investment committee member. He serves as Chairman of Giron Development & Building Ltd., Destiny Holdings (1993) Ltd., Teva Naot Distribution Ltd., Naot Shoes Cooperative Agriculture Society for Business Ltd., Nadlan.com Israel Ltd. and Peer Stream Ltd. He is a Managing Partner of Shamrock Israel Growth Fund Advisor Ltd. He is a director of Discount Bank Ltd., Shamrock Cinema City Ltd., Destiny Investment 1993 Ltd., Destiny Assets 1991 Ltd., Israel Petrochemical Ltd., Hadar Given Investments Ltd., Strauss Group Ltd., Skylex Corporation Ltd., Compugen Ltd., Carmel Olefins Ltd., Polar Investments Ltd., Intercure Ltd., I.Q.S Shalev Ltd. (previously served as chairman), E.Q.S. Hydraulic Ltd., Maztech Technologies Ltd., Maxtech Networks Communication Ltd., Mantisvision Ltd., Paycard Ltd., VyryaNet Ltd., Adams Market G.M. Ltd., Telem Financing Solutions Ltd., A.A. Consultants Ltd., A.A. Adav Consultants and Managing 2007 Ltd., Baantz Consultants Ltd., Binyamin Ovadia Consultants 2007 Ltd. and G.I. Tech Ltd. He holds a B.A. in Economics and an M.B.A. from Tel Aviv University. He also holds a PhD in economics from University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School.
joined Elron as a director in March 2012. He serves as a member of Elron's audit committee and investment committee. Mr. Rassabi is an accountant and provides expert opinions in the fields of economics, class actions, valuations and mediations. Mr. Rassabi served as Chief Executive Officer of Emed Real Estate Development and Investments Ltd. until March 2011. He serves as an external director of Electra Ltd., Bank Yahav for State Employees, Goldbond Group Ltd., Harel Finance, Securities & Trade Ltd. and Israeli New Company Ltd. Mr. Rassabi is past Chairmen and currently Honorary President of Israeli-Japan Friendship Society and Chamber of Commerce and is honorary Consul of the Social Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka. Mr. Rassabi serves as Chairman of Ilan - Israeli Foundation for Handicapped Children (on a voluntary basis), Chairman (on a voluntary basis) of the audit committee of the Society for the Friends of Tel Aviv University and the audit committee of the Hadassa Medical Organization. Mr. Rassabi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and Economics from Tel Aviv University.
joined Elron as a director in November 2011. She served as an Attorney at Goldfarb, Levy, Eran, Meiri, Tzafrir & Co. Law Offices (currently Goldfarb Seligman & Co. Law Offices) from 1999, and she was a partner in said firm (in the Corporate and Securities Department) from 2008 until 2010. Ms. Udler serves as Corporate Secretary of IDB Development Corporation and IDB Holding Corporation since 2010. She holds an L.L.B. degree from Tel Aviv University.