Mr. Zakhyem serves as the CEO of Rafa Laboratories Ltd., a Jerusalem-based manufacturer and marketer of pharmaceuticals in Israel and abroad, which employs over 230 people in Israel. Mr. Zakhyem is an accountant by training, and served in the past as Arledan’s CFO. In addition, Mr. Zakhyem serves as a director in Diet Watch Ltd. and is a member of the board of the College of Engineering and MATI Buisness development Center in Jerusalem.
Prof Debbie Shalev
Prof. Shalev is the Chairperson of the Department of Pharmaceutical Engineering at the Azrieli College of Engineering Jerusalem. Prof. Shalev has broad experience in research in various fields and is the External Affairs Liason of the Azrieli Collage of Engineering.
Dr Bernard S Green
Dr. Green is the Chief Scientific Officer and Founder of Semorex Inc. His academic research has been at Hebrew University, Jerusalem; Weizmann Institute, Rehovot; Sabbaticals at NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA; Walter Reed, Washington, DC, USA; CNRS, and Gif-sur-Yvette, France. Dr Green has focused on selective molecular recognition (which provided the name Semorex, founded 12 years ago) and involved chemical reactions in organic crystals, host-guest chemistry, extensive catalytic antibody studies and molecularly imprinted polymers. Under his leadership, Semorex has recently developed novel successful approaches for preparing protein imprinted polymers, an endeavor with high potential rewards. Other projects include a novel class of anticancer agents and a diagnostic for invasive fungal infections. Dr Green has authored over 100 research publications, edited two books and hold six patents.
Dr Yossi Bahagon
Dr. Yossi Bahagon is a clinically active Family Physician, entrepreneur and a Key Opinion Leader in the fields of e-health, m-Health & Tele-Care. He founded and managed the Digital Health Division of Clalit Health Services (CHS) the largest health care provider in Israel and second largest worldwide. He also founded and managed Luminox (acquired) – a leading Israeli Digital Health startup hub. Since its acquisition, Dr. Bahagon serves as the Managing Partner of Israel’s first Digital Health Fund which was founded together with OurCrowd VC. Dr. Bahagon has also been a founding member of several successful Digital Health startups and serves as an advisory board member of Biocat’s Digital Health Accelerator in Barcelona, Editorial Board Member of the UK eHealth Law & Policy Journal,anda mentor atMicrosoft’s Think-Next Accelerator and the brain-tech accelerator Brainnovation. He is also lectures on Evidence-Based Medicine and Digital Health at the Hebrew University Hadassah and the Ben-Gurion Medical Schools, and was the e-Health advisor of the Swiss’ Federal eHealth committee.
Jonathan Goldstein focuses on strategic VC investments in Europe and Israel. He has been working for Boston Scientific Corporation (BSC) since 2012, interfacing with Israeli technology and projects, and generating collaborations across the spectrum of BSC’s R&D, Venture and Business Development functions. Jonathan also manages the Corporate Research Division’s Worldwide Scouting Team, supporting Divisional and Corporate teams in identifying relevant next generation technologies and companies for the company’s pipeline. Jonathan holds a BSc. in Chemistry & Biochemistry from Imperial College, London, and an MBA from the University of London.
David Braun is Head of Merck Healthcare Medical Device Business. Mr. Braun is an executive leader that has 20 years of experience in research and development, operations, strategy and business management working in Europe, USA and Asia, in startups and large multinational companies. Through his career Mr. Braun gained significant experience designing winning organizations, leading and coaching cross functional teams bringing innovative products from ideation to launch. David holds a Master degree in applied physics from the Louis Pasteur University in Strasbourg and an Engineering Degree in Electro-Optical Engineering from the Jerusalem College of Technology. He has participated in Executive leadership programs at IMD Business School in Lausanne.