Mr. Amir Ofek is a CEO and Board Member for a number of technology-based companies, with more than 20 years of professional experience. Since 2021, Mr. Ofek has served as CEO of AxoniusX, the innovation unit of Axonius. He is also a Venture Partner at Planven, a Zurich based VC focusing on growth investments.
Prior to Axonius, Mr. Ofek was the CEO of Alcide Ltd. and CyberInt Ltd., and held various leadership positions at Amdocs Ltd. and Elbit Systems Ltd. Mr. Ofek also served as a member of the Gilat’s Board of Directors from 2014 to 2019.
Mr. Ofek was a Captain in the IDF 8200 Unit and holds a BSc. (Cum Laude) in IT Engineering from the Technion and an MBA from INSEAD.
Mr. Amiram Boehm was appointed Chairman of the Board on March 8, 2023. He 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.
Major General (ret.) Elyezer Shkedy, 59, is a business development manager and consultant.
From January 2010 to March 2014, Mr. Shkedy was the Chief Executive Officer of El-Al Israel Airlines. Prior to that,
Mr. Shkedy served from April 2004 until May 2008 as Commander of the Israeli Air Force, culminating a
distinguished career as a fighter pilot, as well as serving in several senior command positions in the Israeli Air Force.
Mr. Shkedy holds an M.A. degree in Systems Management from NPS, the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey,
California and a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Ben Gurion University in Israel.
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.
Ms. Ronit Zalman Malach, CPA, is the CFO of ISRACARD Ltd, and board member of the company since 2022.
Ms. Zalman Malach has more than 20 years professional experience in finance. Prior to her joining to ISRACARD, she serves as CFO of MEKOROT, the Israeli Nasional Water Co, CFO and CRO of IMI systems ltd, Executive VP and Group CFO of CLAL insurance company (one of the largest insurance group in Israel), Director at different entities such as: CLALIT Health Services, An organization which serves almost 5,000,000 people in Israel and has more than 42,000 Employees, MEITAV DASH the leading and largest investment house in Israel, Willi food Investments Ltd, CLAL Credit Insurance Ltd, Insurance Agencies , Credit and Investment committees .
Ms. Zalman Malach is CPA with BA in Economics and Accounting from Tel Aviv University and MBA from Bar Ilan University.
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.
Major General (ret.) Ami Shafran, (66), has served since 2018 as a venture partner at Moneta Capital, an Israeli venture capital fund focused in the fitness and data sciences domains.
Since 2013, Mr. Shafran has served as the head of the Cyber Innovation Center at Ariel University. From 2006 through 2011, Mr. Shafran served as Commander of the information, communications and cyber command (C41 of the Israel Defense Force). In 2002, Mr. Shafran served as head of the research and development unit of the Israeli Ministry of Defense, MAFAT (chief of science) and chief of staff of the Ministry of Defense and the Research and Development Attaché to the Israeli Embassy in Washington DC.
Since 2017, Mr. Shafran has served as a director of Paz Group (TASE), and a non-executive chair of Elsight (Australian Stock Exchange or ASX), and since 2017 has served as head of the advisory board at Security Matters (ASX). Mr. Shafran served as Chairman of the Board of Pazkar Ltd. and Paz Lub Ltd., as a member of the board of directors of Waterfall Security Solutions and President of Enigmatos Ltd., an automotive cyber security company and other non-public companies.
Mr. Shafran holds a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Ben Gurion University in Israel and a M.B.A. degree from the Tel Aviv University.