Board of Directors
Noaz Bar Nir serves, since 2019, as a director of Genefron Ltd., a company in the field of genomic based personal medicine, Remedor Biomed Ltd., a company specializing in advanced treatment of wounds (in which he also served as a director from 2016 to 2017), and Radio Ashams FM Ltd., a regional radio station located in northern Israel. Since 2019, Mr. Bar Nir also serves as a business consultant for various private and public entities in the areas of medicine and tourism and is a lecturer on health systems management in the Netanya Academic College. From 2017 to 2018, Mr. Bar Nir served as CEO of Clalit Health Services Ltd. (“Clalit”), Israel’s largest health organization, and as chair of boards of Clalit’s subsidiaries S.L.H Medical Services Ltd., Mor – The Institution of Medical Information Ltd. and Clalit - Medical Engineering Ltd. From 2009 to 2017, he served in various senior executive positions and as chair of several companies in the fields of health and tourism, including from 2015 to 2017 as CEO of the Israel Hotel Association, from 2014 to 2015 as CEO of Harokeah Ltd., a network of pharmacies, from 2013 to 2015 as chair of the board of Shfayim Hotel Ltd. and Shfayim Park Ltd., and from 2009 to 2013 as director general of the Israeli Ministry of Tourism. Prior to that, Mr. Bar Nir held various financial positions, including from 2002 to 2008 as CFO of Clalit, and from 1996 to 2002 as head of the budgets, economics and cost accounting department of Clalit. From 1991 to 1995, he held several positions in the Israeli Ministry of Finance. From 2005 to 2007 he served as a member of the investments committee of Clal Pension and Gemel Ltd. In addition, from 1993 to 2017, he also served as a director in several entities, including among others Dikla Insurance Company Ltd. Mr. Bar Nir holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and an MBA, with proficiencies in financing, information systems and accounting, from the Hebrew University. Mr. Bar Nir serves as chair of the Audit Committee and the Financial Statements Review Committee, and as a member of the Compensation Committee and the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee of the Board.
Rina Baum is vice president for investments of FEL and since 1986 has served as a director and as general manager of Unico Investment Company Ltd. She serves as a director of Dan Hotels and Etanit Building Products Ltd. (Etanit), and holds other managerial positions with investee companies of FEL. Mrs. Baum holds a law degree (LL.B) from the Hebrew University.
Yoram Ben-Zeev serves as an External Director of Kardan Real Estate Ltd., as well as on the boards of several non-profit organizations in Israel. He served as Israel’s ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany from 2007 until 2012. Prior to that, he served for 26 years in various senior positions in the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), including as deputy general director, head of the North America Division and senior member of the directorate. Among other positions held during his service in the MFA, Mr. Ben-Zeev served as Israel’s Consul General to the West Coast in the United States, political advisor to the president of the State of Israel, special coordinator to the Middle East peace process, advisor to prime minister Ehud Barak for the Camp David Peace Conference, chair of the MFA’s Steering Committee - Foreign Service Strategic and Functional Planning and of the Israel-Canada Annual Strategic Forum and member of the MFA’s Nomination Committee. Mr. Ben-Zeev has been the recipient of special awards for his diplomatic service from both the U.S. House of Representatives and the president of the Federal Republic of Germany. Mr. Ben-Zeev holds a bachelor’s degree in middle eastern studies, political science and international relations from the Hebrew University and a master’s degree in middle eastern studies from Tel-Aviv University. Mr. Ben Zeev serves as the chair of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee of the Board and as a member of the Audit Committee, the Financial Statements Review Committee and the Compensation Committee of the Board.
David Federmann has served as vice chair of the Board since 2015. He has served in various management capacities in FEL since 2000. He currently serves as chair of the board of Freiberger and as a member of the boards of directors of Dan Hotels, BGN Technologies Ltd. (the technology transfer company of Ben-Gurion University), and several other private companies. David Federmann is the son of Michael Federmann, chair of the Board. Mr. Federmann holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and philosophy from New York University.
Dov Ninveh has served as chief financial officer and a manager in FEL since 1994 and as the general manager of Heris Aktiengesellschaft since 2012. He serves as a member of the board of directors of Dan Hotels, Etanit and Freiberger. Mr. Ninveh served as a director of Elop from 1996 until 2000. From 1989 to 1994, he served as deputy general manager of Etanit. Mr. Ninveh holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and management from the Israel Institute of Technology (the Technion).
Prof. Ehood (Udi) Nisan is a professor in the School of Public Policy and Government of the Hebrew University. He is an External Director of Harel Insurance Finance Services Ltd. and Rekah Pharmaceutical Industry Ltd.. He is also a member of the board of Bezalel Academy of Art and chair of its finance committee and a member of the board of the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo. From 2013 to 2016, he was the chair of the board of directors of Delek, The Israel Fuel Corporation Ltd. From 2009 to 2011, Prof. Nisan was the director of the budgets department of the Israeli Ministry of Finance, and from 2007 to 2009, he served as the director of the Government Companies Authority. Prior to that he served in various executive positions in the Israeli Ministry of Finance and served as a member and chair of several government and public committees, including from 1999 until 2002 as the CEO of the Jerusalem Development Authority. Prof. Nisan holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics and business administration, and a PhD in public economics and policy from the Hebrew University. During 2006 - 2007, Prof. Nisan completed his post-doctoral studies at Harvard University's Kennedy School, where he was also a Senior Fellow in 2011 - 2012. Prof. Nisan serves as a member of the Audit Committee and the Financial Statements Review Committee of the Board. He is considered by the Board to have accounting and financial expertise under the Companies Law.
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. She is also a consultant for TABI Learning Technologies Ltd., a start-up company in the field of pedagogical instruments for students with learning and sensory integration disorders. 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.
Prof. Yuli Tamir serves as the President of Beit Berl College, a multidisciplinary college near Kfar Saba, Israel since September 2020. From 2010 until September 2020, she served as the President of Shenkar College, a public college in Ramat-Gan, Israel. From 2006 until 2009, she served as Israel’s Minister of Education. Prof. Tamir also served as the Minister of Immigration from 1999 until 2001. She was a deputy speaker of the Knesset and a member of the Finance Committee, the Education Committee and the Security and Foreign Affairs Committee. Prof. Tamir is a founding member of the Israeli peace movement “Peace Now”. She served as the chair of the Association of Civil Rights in Israel and was a member of the political committee of the Women’s Lobby. She was a professor at Tel-Aviv University and a scholar-in-residence at Princeton University, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, the European University in Florence, the Central European University in Budapest and the Blavatnik School of Government in Oxford. Prof. Tamir is the recipient of numerous academic awards. Prof. Tamir holds a bachelor’s degree in biology, a master’s degree in political science from the Hebrew University and a PhD in political philosophy from Oxford University. Prof. Tamir serves as a member of the Audit Committee and the Financial Statements Review Committee of the Board.