Advisory Board

Prof. Danny Segal
Prof. Danny Segal
Professor Segal is the Head of the School of Molecular Cell Biology & Biotechnology in Tel Aviv University. His research aims at understanding the molecular details of the misfolding and toxic aggregation of certain proteins, termed amyloids, which are the primary causes for various neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson and ALS. Read more
The insights obtained from these studies aid his lab to develop, and test, small molecules for inhibiting amyloid misfolding and aggregation as potential therapeutics for these diseases.
Prof. Avinoam Reches
Prof. Avinoam Reches
Head of Neurology and Movement Disorders Unit, Hadassah, Jerusalem
Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the Israel Medical Association
Prof. Avinoam Reches graduated from School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University Hospital “Hadassah” and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.Read more
1970-1973 – compulsory service in the Israeli army as a medical battalion of paratroopers. 1973-1978 – Practice of Neurology at the University Hospital “Hadassah”
1978-1983 – senior doctor in the department of neurology, Hadassah. Participation in research – “movement disorders”
1980-1983 – Practice at Neurological Institute, Columbia University, New York, USA, with the support of the formation of the US-Israel, a Fulbright scholarship and NIH-Fogarty
Since 1983 Senior doctor at the Hadassah
Since 2005 Head of the Movement disorders Department, Hadassah
Dr. Reches is a neuroscience professor since 1995. Previously he also was as Chairman of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Rehabilitation Department of (1988-1995, 1998-1999).
In 1992-1996 – Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of Jerusalem for students and medical education
In 1992-1996 he. – Head of the Center for Medical Education, Medical Faculty in Jerusalem
1988-1995 – Member of the Research Council of the Medical Faculty, Hebrew University
In 2000-2005 – Chairman of the Research Council of Medical Faculty in Jerusalem
Avihu Ben-Nun
Avihu Ben-Nun
Major General (ret) Avihu Ben-Nun is an accomplished fighter pilot that for 34 years served in the Israeli Air-Force in all major positions until becoming the Commander of the Air Force. After retiring at 1992, Mr. Ben-Nun launched a very successful career that includes:
Establishing EDS Israel; The establishment and management of GM UNIT;
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building the R&D center of GM in Israel; and Entrepreneur and founder of several technology start-up companies.
Mr. Ben-Nun served in the board of directors of the following top 100 Israeli stock exchange companies: Kardan Israel; Elbit Systems; Bank mizrahi and is very active in the public and non-profit sector where he plays a major role as President of the Air Force Association; Chairman of the Association of Vehicle Importers; Chairman of Born Freet;
 Chairman of the Federation and vice president of the Chamber of Commerce and Founder and chairman of FIRST ISRAEL – The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to become science and technology leaders.
Mr. Ben-Nun has a Bachelor’s degree from the Arburn University USA
- and is a graduate of the senior advanced management program, Harvard Business School. He received an honorary doctorate on behalf of the Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa.
Yoram Yaacovi
Yoram Yaacovi
Yoram in the general manager of the Microsoft Israel R&D center, one of the three Microsoft Global Development Centers (GDCs), responsible for the R&D centers in Haifa and Tel Aviv, new core R&D projects and incubations, and partnering with the local VC and startup community and the academia. In addition, Yoram is responsible Read more
for the research and development of the Microsoft security products in Israel.
Yoram is a board member of the Israeli Advanced Technology Forum (IATI) and Chair of the Multinational R&D Center in Israel (MNC Forum). In 2010 Yoram founded the MNC Forum, a forum that brings together the General Managers of all the Multinational R&D centers in Israel, which consists of close to 50 companies. In addition, Yoram is a member of the core team of Breaking the Impasse (BTI), and have founded the “Small Steps” workgroup within BTI, to encourage and drive small steps towards co-existence between Israel and Palestine.
Previously to his current role, Yoram was the CTO of the Microsoft Israel R&D, VP R&D and COO of the products group at Amdocs (NYSE:DOX), responsible for the Amdocs Products suite and spent 11 years in product development roles at Microsoft’s Headquarters in Redmond, including products such as Windows 95, NetMeeting, Microsoft Reader, Rights Management Server (RMS) and Office Information Bridge Framework.
Yoram is the co-author of 23 patent applications and several IETF RFCs including Dynamic LDAP. He has a BSc in Computer Science from the Technion.
Jonathan Kahan
Jonathan Kahan
With 40 years of experience, Jonathan Kahan is an industry leader in obtaining FDA clearance of novel medical devices for medical technology and diagnostics companies. He also advises on post-market compliance matter. He authored the leading text on medical device law, “medical device development – regulation and law” (Parexel 2014).
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Jonathan is a co-director of Hogan Lovells Medical Device Practice Group and adjunct professor who teaches medical device law at the George Washington University Law School. He is also the general counsel of the association of Medical Diagnostics Manufacturers. Jonathan is highly ranked by Chambers as well as all other rating services, and has been consistently included in Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers and Washingtonian Magazine’s top lawyers in D.C. Jonathan lately received an award of “best lawyers in America, FDA law” for 2015
Debra Eisenberg
Debra Eisenberg
A leading strategic communications consultant to top CEOs, management teams, venture funds & government officials. Advised over 150 companies, including NASDAQ, NYSE, TASE and European exchanges. Worked with hundreds of senior management for more than 50 IPOs, M&As and financings raising billions of dollars. Read more
Continues to work with companies advising on key strategic communications in the fields of Telecom, Internet, Biotech, Finance and more