Board of Directors
Mrs. Bilha (Billy) Shapira serves as a member of the board of governors and the audit committee of the Azrieli College of Engineering, as a member of the Jerusalem Transportation Master Plan Team and as a member of the boards of several non-profit organizations in Israel. From 2018 until March 2020, she was the head of the Israeli branch of Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, a German association with centers worldwide that promotes research collaboration between German institutions and industries and foreign academic institutions, industrial entities and governmental research bodies. From 2009 until 2017, Mrs. Shapira served as vice president and CEO of the Hebrew University and as the CEO of VERA - the Association of Heads of Universities in Israel. Prior to that, she served for 36 years in various management capacities in the Hebrew University. Mrs. Shapira holds a bachelor’s degree in Russian studies and international relations and a master’s degree in administration and public policy from the Hebrew University. Mrs. Shapira serves as chair of the Compensation Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee, the Financial Statements Review Committee and the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee of the Board.