Breaking Through Cooperations 16.06

The Tel Aviv University Alumni Organization, in collaboration with the heads of the Israeli alumni clubs at the world's leading universities, held a first of its kind event on 16/06/2024 on the topic: The Role of Multinational Companies and the High-Tech Industry in Israel at this time.

The event was a new initiative of the Tel Aviv University Alumni Organization led by Sigalit Ben Hayoun, which connects Tel Aviv University alumni with Israeli alumni from leading universities around the world such as: NYU, Columbia, Penn, Cambridge, Harvard, Oxford, INSEAD and more.

in the picture: Amos Elad, Yifat Oron, Eyal waldman and Eran Gorev. taken by: Shay Fireshtein

The event took place at Tel Aviv University, in attendance were: Amos Elad, Vice President for  Development and Alumni Affairs at Tel Aviv University, Oded Agam, Managing Partner and Founder of the investment fund NextLeap Ventures, President of the NYU Alumni Club in Israel, an Alumnus  of the Faculty of the  Engineering  Faculty at Tel Aviv University, Yifat Oron, Partner and Director of Blackstone Israel, Chairwoman of the Tel Aviv University Friends Association and an Alumna of the   Faculty of Management at Tel Aviv University and, guest lecturer Eyal Waldman, recipient of the 2024 Israel Prize for Entrepreneurship, President of the Waldo Holdings Group and Founder and former CEO of Mellanox Technologies. Eyal Waldman was interviewed by Tzally Greenberg - journalist and commentator on capital market, economy and security issues in the Israeli and American media, an Alumnus of the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Social Sciences at Tel Aviv University.

in the picture: Eran Gorev, Yifat Oron, Dror Bin and Karyn Mayer Rubinstein taken by: Shay Fireshtein

At the event, Dror Bin, CEO of the Innovation Authority, an alumnus of the Faculty of Management at Tel Aviv University, gave an overview of  the Israeli high-tech these days, and there were 2 panels on the subject of insights from the field and the achievements and challenges in industry and high-tech in Israel in the current era. The first panel was attended by: Karin Mayer Rubinstein, CEO and President of Israel Advanced Technology Industries Association, an Alumna of the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Management and the Faculty of Law at Tel Aviv University, Lior Konitzki - Vice Director General, Israel Export Institute, YaelRavia-Zadok - Deputy Director General, Head of Economic Affairs Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Panel moderator: Dr. Eyal Benjamin - Director of the Coller Institute for Entrepreneurship at the Faculty of Management at Tel Aviv University, an Alumnus of the Faculty of Engineering at Tel Aviv University.

in the picture: Yael Ravia-Zadok, Karyn Mayer Rubinstein, Lior Kuntzki and Dr. Eyal Benjamin. picture by: Shay Fireshtein 

The second panel was attended by: Omri Geller, Co-foFnder and CEO of Run:AI, an Alumnus  of the Faculty of Engineering at Tel Aviv University, Eran Gorev, Partner and President of the Israeli representation of the American investment fund Francisco Partners, an Alumnus  of the Faculty of Law and Faculty of Management at Tel Aviv University and Arik Faingold, President and CEO of Commit and the Founder of the cyber company Pentera, an Alumnus  of the Faculty of Management at Tel Aviv University.

The panel was moderated by Dana Yarkechy - reporter of the economic field, Kan 11, an Alumna of the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Humanities at Tel Aviv University.

in the picture: Arik Faingold, Eran Gorev, Omri Geller and Dana Yarkechy. picture by: Shay Fireshtein.

 The event concluded with the singing of Hatikvah accompanied by violin played by Lora Borla Sasson, an Alumna of the Faculty of Arts at Tel Aviv University.

The Tel Aviv University Alumni Organization thanks to the Presidents of the Israel Alumni clubs at the following leading Universities:

Oded Agam- NYU

Sagi Melamed - Harvard

Witte Carice / Guy Melamed – Yale

Dov Hoch- Penn

Shai Kivity - Wharton

 Yishai Boazson - MIT

Alex Shmulovich - INSEAD 

Dr. Adv. Gideon Fisher - Cambridge

Simon Kotlerman - Oxford

Ofer Weinberg – Columbia

Nir Alperin - HBS

Ron Plotkin - CBS

Sefi Kedmi – LBS

 

in the picture: Sigalit Ben Hayoun and Oded Agam. Picture by: Shay Fireshtein.

Many thanks to the sponsors of this special evening:

  L'Oreal-Israel and the company's CEO Elie Sagiv is an Alum of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Tel Aviv University.

  Teperberg Winery and CEO Motti Teperberg

Jems Beer and CEO Daniel Alon 

 

 Among the graduates who took part in the event:

Efrat Shuster - Co-Founder of Shuster, Terry Newman - Cairman of Beza Investments, Ilan Avital Zorman - President of Rotary

 Amit Keren - CEO of Flowhow, Ilana Shoham - Co-Founder of MirrorESG,

Alona Shamardin- Payoneer legal counsel

Alon Cohen -Founder of Harmony and many others

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