Board of Directors


Chaim Mer

Chaim Mer

Chairman

Mr. Mer is the founder and CEO of H. Mer Industries (TASE), a leading communications and security infrastructure provider. The Mer Group ranks among the world’s leading independent, vertically integrated providers of turnkey solutions for Telecommunications, Security, Defense and other sectors.

For over two decades, H. Mer has emerged as a multinational organization that blends the experience of its various companies and business units into a synergy of skills. With branches in the US, Latin America, Europe and Asia, the company implements large-scale projects worldwide, delivering high added value rapid solutions in response to clients that include Alcatel, American Towers, Ericsson, Motorola, Nextel, Nortel, Siemens and Telefonica.

Boaz Laor

Boaz Laor

Board Member

Boaz Laor is the CEO of Docor International Management, a Venture Capital company subsidiary of The Van-Leer group Foundation.

Boaz has over 30 years of experience in management positions in a broad range of global companies in diverse commercial fields such as Life Sciences, Pharma API industry, Biotech, Energy, High-tech and AgroTech.

Boaz’s previous professional experience also includes managing a team at the budget department at The Ministry of Finance, holding COO and CFO positions in global high-tech companies, and acting as CEO of a leading company in the energy sector and as President of a global pharma company.

In addition, Boaz serves as a member of several boards of directors, and is the Chairman of the Board of commercial manufacturing and high-tech companies. Boaz holds a B.Sc. degree in Economics from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

Tal Menipaz

Tal Menipaz

Board Member

Mr. Menipaz is the founder and CEO of Foriland Investments, a private investment company, mainly involved in venture capital, private equity, consulting services and capital market activities. He also serves as a member of the board of directors of several companies, mainly technological and venture capital oriented.

Prior to his current positions, Mr. Menipaz worked in several international professional service firms (in Israel and abroad). Mr. Menipaz is a CPA and holds an MBA, as well as a BA in Economics and Accountancy from Tel Aviv University.

Tsachy Shasha

Tsachy Shasha

Board Member

Mr. Shasha joined Docor International Management at the end of 2005. He holds an MA in business, specializing in finance and business entrepreneurship (with distinction) and a BA in economics and business management, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Previous positions:

  • VP Finance and Economics and Head of Local and International Business Development at Bezeq International, an international telecommunication company operating in the fields of Voice, Data and Internet, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Bezeq Ltd, the Israeli Telecom company.
  • Senior Business Development Manager and Senior Assistant to the President at Bezeq Ltd.
  • Head of the Energy Sector in the Budgets Department of the Israeli Ministry of Finance. Here he attained vast experience in matters of management and international business development, as well as economy and finance within the government and private sectors.
Avishay Noam

Avishay Noam

Board Member

Founder and CEO of Xenia Ventures.

Founded Crafty Arcade, a mobile game design studio, in 2012. Developed and released, the Apple-Featured renowned game – iPollute.

Established in 2003 a privatized technological incubator, Xenia Ventures LTD, and served as an active Chairman of the BOD until 2010. Performed coaching of the incubated ventures. Teamed for an IPO in the TLV stock exchange.

Founded in 1998 Novanet Semiconductors LTD, a fabless semiconductor start-up for Networking and Telecom. Served as a CEO of the company during its life span. Negotiated and signed of strategic partnership with Ericsson Components, resulting in several millions investment. Managed a multiple parallel development projects for ultra-high speed environments, including 2.5Gbps ATM, resulting in a wide industry interest in Novanet’s products. Negotiated and signed an M&A agreement between Novanet and Conexant Systems for a total sum of $145,000,000.

Founded in 1988 Novacom Technologies LTD as single chip solutions provider and served as its CEO for 15 years.  Single-handed developed multi-platform chips. Initiated an international marketing and sales operation which reached sales of more than 500,000 units.

Master of Science (M.Sc.) – 2003 Honored Student of the Year in Interdisciplinary Technology, Easter Michigan University.

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) – Computer Engineering, the Technion

Skipper, bird photographer and a motorcyclist.

Udi Ben Dror

Udi Ben Dror

Board Member

Mr. Ben Dror is the CFO of the Jerusalem Development Authority since 2008. In addition he lectures at the Hebrew University School of Public Policy for graduate students.

The Jerusalem Development Authority is a statutory corporation; a partnership of the Israeli government and the Jerusalem Municipality. Their target is to develop the city in a variety of areas – employment, tourism, downtown development, parks and bike paths, developing the Old City, urban planning, housing, academia in Jerusalem, and more.

In addition to finance, Udi is responsible for the development of employment in Jerusalem. The Authority is engaged in developing industrial areas, regional employment, grants to attract companies with a focus on hi-tech and bio-tech, and more.

Previous positions:

  • Manager of budget and regulation at Bezeq International, from 2007 to 2008.
  • Coordinator of Interior and Environment at the Ministry of Finance, and beforehand Coordinator of Social Security and Absorption, from 2001-2007.

Mr. Ben Dror holds a Masters degree (MA) in Economics and Business Administration as well as a BA in Business and Economics, both from the Hebrew University.