Mr. Dov Baharav has been the Chairman of Gilat’s Board of Directors since May 2014 and as our interim Chief Executive Officer since May 2015 through March 2016.
Mr. Baharav also served as a member of board of directors of Mellanox Technologies Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet connectivity solutions and services for servers and storage, since November 2010.
Mr. Baharav was the chairman of the board of directors of Israel Aerospace Industries, Ltd., a defense and civil aerospace technology company, from July 2011 until October 2013, and also served as a member of the Board of directors of Allot Communications Ltd., a leading global provider of intelligent broadband solutions, from March 2013 until July 2014
Mr. Baharav also served as a member of board of directors of Mellanox Technologies Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet connectivity solutions and services for servers and storage, since November 2010. From July 2002 until November 2010, Mr. Baharav was the president and chief executive officer of Amdocs, a communications services company. He also served as a member of Amdocs’ board of directors and executive committee from July 2002 until November 2010. Mr. Baharav joined Amdocs in 1991 as vice president and then became president of Amdocs’ principal U.S. subsidiary, Amdocs, Inc., and served as chief financial officer of Amdocs from 1995 until June 2002. From 1983 until 1991, Mr. Baharav served as chief operating officer of Oprotech Ltd., an electro-optical device company.
Mr. Baharav is the chairman of scholarships fund with the College of Management Academic Studies in Rishon Lezion, Israel. He was also a member of the board of directors of SeamBI, a private advertising technology company, from July 2006 to November 2012.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Accounting, as well as an MBA from Tel Aviv University.
Ms. Cohen is a financial and business advisor, and has served on Gilat’s board of directors since December 2014.
Ms. Cohen is the Head of Business Control and Investor Relations of EL-AL Israel Airlines Ltd., a company traded on the TASE. Ms. Cohen has served as a member of board of directors of Formula Systems (1985) Ltd since 2009 (NASDAQ and TASE) and as a member of boards of directors of XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd since 2009 (NASDAQ and TASE). Ms. Cohen served as Director of Global Treasury of MediaMind Technologies Inc. (previously traded on NASDAQ) and as a member of Investment committee of the Board from 2010 to 2011.
Prior to this, Ms. Cohen served as a Director of Investments and as a Treasurer of Emblaze Ltd. and as a member of Investment committee of the Board from 2005 to 2009 (London Stock Exchange). Prior to that, Ms. Cohen served as an Investment Manager for Leumi Partners, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank Leumi and as a manager at the derivatives sector of the Investment Division of Bank Leumi. Ms. Cohen previously served as a member of boards of directors of Europort LTD from 2012 to 2014 (TASE) and of Inventech Central Ltd. from 2011 to 2012 (TASE).
Ms. Cohen previously served as a member of Investment committee of: Matrix ltd (TASE) and Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE).
Ms. Cohen holds an M.B.A. in finance and accounting and a B.A. degree in economics and political science, both from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Mr. Meir Shamir is the chief executive officer of Mivtach Shamir holdings Ltd, and joined Gilat’s board of directors in 2016.
Mivtach Shamir is a public company traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, and is a holding company active in spotting and initiating of investments in technology and in commercial real estate development in Israel and throughout Europe, USA and India.
Mr. Shamir is an active philanthropist and since 2012 he has served as the Head of the Presidency of “Taglit” (Birthright Israel). Mr. Shamir served as a navigator in the Israeli Air Force, holds a degree in Business & Economics Administration as well as receiving an Honorary Doctorate from Bar Ilan University.
Ms. Dafna Sharir is an Independent Consultant in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, and business development, and joined Gilat’s board of directors in 2016.
Ms. Sharir served as Senior Vice President Investments of Ampal Corp. between 2002 and 2005. Prior to this, she served as Director of Mergers and Acquisitions at Amdocs, until 2002, before which she served as a tax advisor with Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York from 1994-1996.
Ms. Sharir is a director of Frutarom Industries Ltd. and served in the past as a director of Ormat Industries Inc. Ms. Sharir holds BA degrees in Economics and Law, both from Tel Aviv University, plus an LL.M. in Tax Law from the New York University, and an MBA from the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD), in Fontainebleau, France.
Mr. Amir Ofek has served on Gilat’s Board of Directors since December 2014. Mr. Ofek is Chief Executive Officer of Cyberint Inc., a provider of cyber security services and products solutions, and has served as director of the board of Cyberint since September 2014. Mr. Ofek also serves as a partner at Baharav Ventures Ltd. (“BVL”), a company wholly owned by the Chairman of our Board of Directors, Mr. Baharav.
Prior to joining BVL, he worked at Amdocs Inc., the leading BSS/OSS provider, from 2006 to 2014, where he served as VP Client Business Executive SingTel Group at Amdocs, based in Singapore from 2009. Before this, Mr. Ofek served as Director of Management Services at Amdocs from 2007 to 2009 and in the Corporate Strategy unit from 2006 to 2007. Before joining Amdocs in 2006, Mr. Ofek worked for Elbit Systems Ltd., a leading aerospace defense company, from 2001 to 2005.
Mr. Ofek holds a BSc. degree (Cum Laude) in Industrial Engineering and Management, majoring in Information Systems from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and an MBA from the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD).
Mr. Ishay Davidi has served on Gilat’s Board of Directors since December 2012, and is the Founder and has served as Chief Executive Officer of the FIMI Opportunity Funds, Israel’s largest group of private equity funds, since 1996.
Mr. Davidi currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Inrom Industries Ltd., Hadera Paper Ltd. and Polyram plastics, and as director at Ham-Let (Israel-Canada) Ltd. , Rekah Pharmaceuticals Ltd. , Tadir-Gan Precision materials, C. Mer Industries Ltd., Pharm Up Ltd. and Overseas Commerce Ltd. Mr. Davidi previously served as the Chairman of the board of directors of Retalix from August 2008 until January 2010, of Tefron Ltd.) and of Tadir-Gan (TASE), and as a director at Ormat Industries Ltd., Retalix, Tadiran Communications Ltd., Lipman Electronic Engineering Ltd., Merhav Ceramic and Building Materials Center Ltd. , TAT Technologies Ltd., Orian C.M. Ltd. , Ophir Optronics Ltd., Scope Metals Group Ltd. and Formula Systems Ltd..
Prior to establishing FIMI, from 1993 until 1996, Mr. Davidi was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tikvah Fund, a private Israeli investment fund. From 1992 until 1993 Mr. Davidi was the Chief Executive Officer of Zer Science Industries Ltd., a developer of diagnostics equipment for the healthcare industry. Mr. Davidi holds a B.Sc. degree in Industrial and Management Engineering from Tel Aviv University, Israel, and a M.B.A. degree from Bar Ilan University, Israel.
Mr. Aylon (Lonny) Rafaeli is a strategy and business development manager and consultant, and joined Gilat’s board of directors in 2016.
From 2007 through 2012, Mr. Rafaeli was Director of Business Development at MST, a concentrated photo voltaic company. Prior to joining MST, Mr. Rafaeli was Managing Partner at E. Barak Associates, a strategic consulting company. Before this role, Mr. Rafaeli was Chief Executive Officer of Hasbro Israel (toys).
Mr. Rafaeli is a member of the board of directors of the TALI Education Fund and a veteran association of an IDF elite unit. Mr. Rafaeli also served in the past as a director of Lenox Investment and Azimuth Technologies.
Mr. Rafaeli holds an Executive M.B.A. in Strategic Management from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Mr. Amiram Boehm has served on Gilat’s Board of Directors since December 2012, and has been a Partner in the FIMI Opportunity Funds, Israel’s largest group of private equity funds, since 2004. Mr. Boehm currently also serves as the Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of FITE GP (2004), and as a director at Ham-Let (Israel-Canada) Ltd., Hadera Paper Ltd., Rekah Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Pharm-up Ltd., Magal S3 Security Systems Ltd. and DIMAR Ltd.
Mr. Boehm previously served as a director of Ormat Technologies Inc., Scope Metal Trading, Ltd., Inter Industries, Ltd., Global Wire Ltd., Telkoor Telecom Ltd. and Solbar Industries Ltd. Prior to joining FIMI, from 1999 until 2004, Mr. Boehm served as Head of Research of Discount Capital Markets, the investment arm of Israel Discount Bank.
Mr. Boehm holds a B.A. degree in Economics and a LL.B. degree from Tel Aviv University and a Joint MBA from Northwestern University and Tel Aviv University.
Dr. Zvi Lieber is a financial and investment consultant, an actuary and an economist, and has served on Gilat’s Board of Directors since May 2014.
Dr. Lieber has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Analyst Provident Funds Ltd. since 2011, and as a member of the board of directors of Baran Ltd., a global provider of engineering, technology, and construction for challenging projects since 2008. From 2006 until 2014, Mr. Lieber served as member of the board of directors of Ampa Capital Ltd. a company specializing in non-bank financing, and from 2010 until 2014, as a member of the board of Europort Ltd., a holding company mainly focused on the area of senior living residence projects.