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.

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.

Michel Habib

Michel Habib

Board Member

Mr Habib is a seasoned Venture Capitalist and senior executive investing in MedTech & Biotech, expert in value building throughout the whole spectrum of tech companies development, with a track record of successful exits of over 1.5 $Bn.

Advisor to CBG Ltd, a multi Billion family office based in London. CEO of Hadasit Bio-Holdings (HDST), serves on the BOD of Enlivex, Kahr Medical, Minovia, Innovalve, Omnix, Eximore, TPCera, Meditate and Xenia Ventures, in addition to serving on the BOD of VLX, served as Chairman of Kahr and on the BOD of Cellcure that was acquired by Biotime (BTX).
Former Managing General Partner at Agate Medical Investments and Agate-MaC LP VC Funds, with over $100M under management, with significant exits (Lumenis, MST, Endochoice, Peptron).

Former Elron’s BD Director, managing the Medical Devices investment sector.
Established and managed the Israel investment banking activity of ING Barings, served as VP Investment Banking at Cukierman & Co.

During the 90’s served as Economic Consul in Boston, and as Commercial Attaché to South Korea. As Officer (Academic Reserve, Captain Res.) in the IDF Navy, was involved in developing advanced Naval systems for the Navy’s elite unit.

Mr. Habib holds a BsC in Aeronautical Engineering from the Technion. He is a graduate from Israel’s foreign service economic cadet school, member of the Technion Alumni “100 Club” and graduate from the Global Executive Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Univ. Law School.

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.