Board of Directors

Rafi Amit

Chairman of the Board of Directors
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Rafi Amit has served as our Chief Executive Officer as of January 2014. Between 2010 and March 2017, Mr. Amit also served as our Active Chairman of the Board of Directors. Previously, Mr. Amit served as our Chief Executive Officer from January 1998 until August 2010 and as Chairman of the Board of Directors from 1987 until April 2009. Since 1981, Mr. Amit has also served as the President and director of Priortech and has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Priortech since 1988. From 1981 until 2004, Mr. Amit served as Priortech's Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Amit holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.

Moty Ben-Arie

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Moty Ben-Arie has served as a consultant to entrepreneurs and investors since 2014. Previously, Mr. Ben-Arie served as the CEO of Sital Technology from 2012 until 2014. From 2006 until 2011 Mr. Ben-Arie also served as a managing partner of Vertex Ventures, where he focused on investments in Israeli-related hi-tech companies and evaluation of companies in the field of telecommunication, IT, test equipment, medical equipment and multidisciplinary systems. During these years Mr. Ben-Arie served as a member of the fund investment committee, managed investments in several companies and served as a board member in companies in their early stages, including Color Chip Inc., Multiphi, Expand Networks, Comability and Ethos Networks. From 2000 until 2006 Mr. Ben-Arie also served as a partner of Walden Israel Ventures, where he focused on investments in Israeli-related hi-tech companies. During these years Mr. Ben-Arie managed investments in several companies and served as a board member in companies from early stage, including Color Chip Inc. and Passave. From 1998 until 2000 Mr. Ben-Arie served as a director in Radcom Ltd., as a consultant in Walden Israel, and financed seed phases for new startups. From 1991 until 1998 Mr. Ben-Arie served as the co-founder and CEO of Radcom Ltd., Israel. From 1978 until 1982 Mr. Ben-Arie served as an electronic engineer and a project manager in Elisra Ltd. Mr. Ben-Arie holds a MBA from Tel Aviv University, and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.

Orit Stav

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Orit Stav is an experienced investment manager with 20 years of experience in the field of Venture Capital & Private Equity, as well as in the technology sector. Ms. Stav is a co-founder and serves as a managing partner at Israel Innovation Partners, a business advisory firm that specializes in building business relationship between global companies and Israeli technology start-ups. Currently, Ms. Stav serves as a board member in Altshuler Shaham Properties Ltd., Hadasit Bio Technologies Holdings Ltd., Doral Group Renewable Energy Resources Ltd., Aran Research and Development Ltd,, ORT Technologies Ltd,, A. Luzon Real Estate & Finance Ltd and Ya’acobi Brothers Group (YSB) Ltd. From 2014 until 2015, Ms. Stav served as a managing partner of EVA Ventures venture capital. From 2010 until 2012, Ms. Stav served as a country manager in Wimdu GmbH, an international internet company. From 2006 until 2009 she served as an investment manager in Siemens Venture
Capital, and from 1998 until 2005 served as an investment partner in Platinum Neurone Ventures, PNV, an Israeli venture capital fund. Ms. Stav Holds a MBA from the University of Hertfordshire, UK and a B.A. in Economics and Management from Tel Aviv University.
Ms. Orit Stav is the co-founder and managing partner of Israel Innovation Partners, an advisory firm that specializes in building business relationship between global companies and the Israeli technology start-ups. Ms. Stav serves as a board member in Altshuler Shaham Properties Ltd, Hadasit Bio Technologies Holdings Ltd, Doral Group Renewable Energy Resources Ltd, Aran Research and Development Ltd, ORT Technologies Ltd, A. Luzon Real Estate & Finance Ltd and Ya’acobi Brothers Group (YSB) Ltd. Previously, Ms. Stav served as a managing partner of EVA ventures venture capital, from 2014 until 2015. From 2010 until 2012, Ms. Stav served as a country manager in Wimdu GmbH, an international internet company. From 2006 until 2009 she served as an investment manager in Siemens Venture Capital, and from 1998 until 2005 served as an investment partner in Platinum Neurone Ventures, PNV, an Israeli venture capital fund. Ms. Stav holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Hertfordshire, UK and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Management from Tel Aviv University.

Yossi Shacham-Diamand

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Yosi Shacham-Diamand has broad experience as a faculty member and as a consultant in the semiconductor industry. Since 2001, Prof. Shacham-Diamand serves as The Bernard L. Schwartz Academic Chair for nanoscale information technologies in the Department of Electrical Engineering-Physical Electronics, and in the Department of Material Science and Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University. Prof. Shacham-Diamand currently serves on the advisory board of CartaSense Ltd. and SolChip Ltd., and previously served as a consultant to numerous manufacturing companies such as Zoran Inc., Intel Inc., Applied Materials Inc., Jordan Valley Inc., as well as to numerous investments and holding companies in Israel and abroad. Prof. Shacham-Diamand previously served on the board of directors of PCB Ltd. (today, Priortech Ltd.) and "RAMOT" by Tel Aviv University. In addition, in 2012 Prof. Shacham-Diamand was the head of the industrial affiliation program, Faculty of Engineering, from 2008 to 2012 Prof. Shacham-Diamand served on the University Board of Governors, from 2007 to 2011 served as the Head of the Department of Physical Electronics, Faculty of Engineering and from 2009 to 2011 served as the Vice-dean of the faculty of engineering. Prof. Shacham-Diamand served on the University patent committee from 2006 to 2010, as the director of Tel-Aviv University research institute for Nano-Science and nano-technologies from 2001 to 2004 and as the Academic Director of the Micro Technologies Laboratory, Faculty of Engineering, Tel-Aviv University from 2000 to 2001. Since 2018, Prof. Shacham-Diamand serves as a visiting professor at the Department of Electronics and Telecommunication, The Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy, and since 2012, serves as a distinguished international Chair Professor in Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan. Between 2012 to 2013 Prof Shacham-Diamand served as a Visiting Professor in CNR-IMM, Rome, Italy and between 2004 to now, Prof. Shacham-Diamand serves as a Visiting Professor at Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan. From 2001 Prof. Shacham-Diamand is a full Professor at Tel Aviv University, and previously, from 1997 to 2001 served as an Associate Professor in the Tel Aviv University, from 1989 to 1996 served as an Assistant Professor in Cornell University, Ithaca NY, USA and from 1987 to 1989 served as a senior lecturer in the Technion Institution. Since 2014 Prof Shacham-Diamand served as a member of the MAGNET committee, Ministry of Trade and Industry. Prof. Shacham-Diamand holds D.Sc. EE, M.Sc. EE, and B.Sc. EE (Summa-cum Laude), all from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel and also completed a postdoctoral research at U.C. Berkeley, CA, USA.

Yael Andorn

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Ms. Andorn is the founder and CEO of CapitalA, provider of customized solutions for global and local investments.
CapitalA partners with global institutions to facilitate long term sustainable relationships; creating visibility, access to deals and public recognition to the brand and to the asset class.
Andorn also serves on the Boards of Directors of public companies including El-Al Airlines, Castro Model and Elron Electronic Industries and has served in the past on private and public boards including Midroog-Moody's Rating, Oil Refineries (Bazan), Retalix, and Clal Health Insurance.
Prior to founding CapitalA Investments, Yael Andorn served as the Director General of Israel’s Ministry of Finance between 2013 and 2015.
As partner at Viola Credit, a tech-oriented PE investment group, between 2012 and 2013, Yael Andorn oversaw customized credit solutions for technology and energy-focused companies, based on secured loans considering interest and equity component to enhance growth and limit dilution.
Between 2005 and 2011 Yael Andorn served as CEO at Amitim, one of Israel’s largest institutional long term savings entity, with over $50BN AUM. Furthermore, she served on the investment and credit committees. She was also appointed by the Commissioner of Capital Markets to plan and execute reconstruction of distressed pension fund, leading a major reconstruction plan in the fund and then selling it to a leading investment house in Israel.
Earlier in her career, Yael Andorn held several positions at Israel’s Ministry of Finance Budget Department, as well positions with Bank of Israel and IDF 8200 Intelligence Unit.
Yael Andorn holds a Bachelor of Economics as well as a Master in Business Administration from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and completed the JFK School of Government Program for Local Authorities and Government Officials at Harvard Kennedy School.

Leo Huang

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Co-founded Chroma in 1984 and has been serving as chairman of the board of directors of Chroma since October 23, 1984. Mr. Huang was the QA Engineer of TIMEX Corp. from 1975 to 1977 and served as the Sales Manager of Philips Electronics Industries (Taiwan) Ltd. from 1978 to 1984. Mr. Huang received his bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from National Chiao Tung University in 1973.

I-Shih Tseng

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Joined Chroma in 1998, serving as a director since June 6, 2012 and as Business Unit President of Chroma since July 1, 2007. Mr. Tseng was the Research Assistance of Pennsylvania State University from 1986 to 1992 and served as the Project Manager of Institute for Information Industry from 1992 to 1998. Mr. Tseng received his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 1992.

Yotam Stern

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Yotam Stern has served on our Board of Directors since 1987 (and as the Chairman of our Board of Directors from May 2009 until August 2010). From 2001 until 2012 Mr. Stern served as our Executive Vice President, Business & Strategy. From 1998 until 2001, Mr. Stern served as our Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Stern served in the past as the Chief Financial Officer of Priortech and has been serving as a director of Priortech since 1985 and as its Chief Executive Officer since 2004. As of November 2012 Mr. Stern also serves as Chief Executive Officer of PCB Technologies Ltd., our affiliate which is also controlled by Priortech. Mr. Stern holds a B.A. in Economics from Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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