Born in Romania, 1953
1977 - MSEE, Technical University Iasi
1997 - MSM, Boston University
2007 - PhD, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
An academic and practitioner at once, I have been directly involved for the last 35 years in the remarkable build-up process of the Israeli high-tech sector,my career ivolving from R&D and engineering to marketing, management and investment. My professional career is continuously interweaved with my academic career.
My career as Electronics Engineer started in 1977, with the graduation of the Technical University of Iasi, Romania. I spent the first ten years in R&D and Engineering, followed by various marketing and business, then executive management positions, as well as a policy design advisor to the Israeli National Economic Council, the Israeli Chief Scientist Office and various international and foreign government agencies. A sample of old Business Cards would point out some milestones during the over 35 years long professional journey, which still continues.
On the academic track I hold the position of Research Assistant Professor in the fields of Entrepreneurial Finance and Economics of Innovation at The Technion. I am also a visiting professor at the ORT University of Montevideo, My intellectual mentor and subject of admiration, but also a good friend and carrying fellow is Prof. Eugen Kandel. I owe him, in the first place, the decision to start the PhD at age of 50, and the motivation to withstand the academic requirements of the program without hesitations.
My detailed CV is available here.