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Board Members 

Major General (RES.) Meir Klifi - president

During his distinguished 33 years of military service in the Israel Defense Forces, Major General (Res.) Meir Klifi-Amir held several command positions within the IDF, including Head of the IDF Paratroopers Brigade and the Commander of the Givati Brigade.

General Klifi served as the Military Secretary to Prime Ministers Ehud Olmert and Benjamin Netanyahu and operated as the Special Security Advisor and Partner in National Security decisions.

Prior to assuming his role as national director and CEO of Friends of the IDF.

Baruch koren - chairman of the board

CEO & Founder of BCI with responsibility for strategic goal management.

Serving as president at Metropolis Group.

An expert in project management, more than 30 years security and defense project manager.  

15 years’ experience as serial entrepreneur and active angel investor.

Elisha Yanai - board member

Elisha Yanay, Sr. VP Motorola Inc. has served until Jun. 2010 as President and General Manager of Motorola Israel.

Following his retirement from Motorola after 40 years, Elisha has founded his own company, Elisha Yanay Ltd, in the areas of High Tech, communication and Home Land Security.

Elisha is the owner of BEEPER Communication since July 2011 and the chairman and share holder in Runcom, a 4G Company, since February 2011.

Elisha is acting as the chairman of the board of Israel association of Electronics & Software industries.
Elisha also is involved in other High Tech companies in Israel and abroad.

Prof. Stefan VODENICHAROV - advisory board member

Acad. Stefan Vodenicharov was born on September 1, 1944 in Sofia. He graduated from the Technical University in Sofia.

From 1991 he was a professor, while from 2004 - corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences. That year he became real member of the academy.

He has managed 207 research projects, among them projects within NATO and the EU and served as director of the Institute of metal science, equipment and technologies.

2013 - Minister of Education Youth and Science.

President of Bulgaria's Academy of Sciences (BAS), Chairman of the Board of Trustees.


Daniel (Dani) Atar served as chairman of the Jewish National Fund, head of the Gilboa Regional Council and was the 20th Knesset member for about eight months on behalf of the Zionist Camp faction.

During his IDF national service he served in the Golani Brigade. He fought in the 1982 Lebanon War. He continued to serve in the army reserves, becoming a lieutenant colonel.

dR. gIL pOGOZELICH - Advisory Board MEMBER
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Dr. Gil Pogozelich is an expert in signal processing, holds a PhD in Computer Science and a Masters in Law with extensive experience in technology development and investments. He holds senior management positions including directorships with several technology companies. Now specializes in the development, integration and commercialization of Life Science technologies, with emphasis on the field of personalized medicine. Previously specialized in the management of complex development teams in algorithms and engineering, and has registered and co-registered a number of patents.

Colonel (res.) David Leibusher - Advisory Board MEMBER
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David Leibusher got a Master's degree in Business Management, Computer Sciences and  Information Systems from the Ben-Gurion University in Israel. He has also successfully completed a variety of courses and trainings in the IDF, in Israel and in other countries in the world.

Col. Leibusher has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of management, development and leadership. He has proven track record worldwide in leading complex development high-tech projects with big budgets in several countries - C4ISR, HLS, Simulations, Robotics, Space, Radars, UAV’s, Missiles, S/W, H/W, etc.​

Owner & C.E.O of MD NBT Systems Ltd. 

IAI (Israel Aerospace Industries) Europe Corporate Director, International Marketing (Former)

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