About Us




Our team of experts in Tel Aviv and London can tailor solutions that will help your business grow. We know the markets, ecosystems and the challenges of both the UK and Israel. The Hub’s team is supported by senior advisors and experts from industry and government.

Meet the team

  • Haim Shani

    Haim Shani

    CHAIRMAN
    Haim Shani

    Haim Shani

    CHAIRMAN

    Co-Founder of Israel Growth Partners, and former Director General of Israel's Ministry of Finance. With decades of experience in tech, including as CEO of NICE Systems, Haim is also an advisor to Israel's Supervisor of Banks.

  • Ayelet Mavor

    ACTING DIRECTOR
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    Ayelet Mavor

    ACTING DIRECTOR

    Ayelet manages the team and drives the Hub's overall agenda. She brings vast experience in the private and the public sectors, mainly in media, culture and arts from a career spanning between the UK, Luxembourg and Israel. Previously worked at RTL Group, Israel's Ministry of Culture and Channel 10

  • Dona Haj

    HEAD OF UK OFFICE
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    Dona Haj

    HEAD OF UK OFFICE

    Leading the Hub's operations in the UK, as well as building our relationships with UK companies and the British Government. Dona also brings expertise to the Hub's focus in the Arabic online content sector as well as the EdTech scene

  • Maor Chester

    Digital Solutions

    Maor Chester

    Digital Solutions

    Focusing on UK-Israel tech relations in Fintech, Cyber Security, Future Retail, and Big Data. Maor knows Israel's dynamic innovation scene from A to Z.

  • Yoni Dolgin

    Yoni Dolgin

    Cleantech
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    Yoni Dolgin

    Cleantech

    Leads activities in the areas of mobility, smart cities, agritech and watertech. An experienced advisor for companies on market entry, innovation scouting and growth strategies.

  • Idan Fisher

    Idan Fisher

    Smart Cities and Mobility
    Idan Fisher

    Idan Fisher

    Smart Cities and Mobility

    An experienced advisor for companies on market entry, innovation scouting and growth strategies, Idan has worked with some of Israel's most innovative early-stage startups in the fields of AI, computer vision and cyber security

  • Samuel Cronin

    Healthcare Innovation

    Samuel Cronin

    Healthcare Innovation

    Leads activities and strategies in UK-Israel Healthcare, covering all topics of the sector from pharma to digital health. With a deep understanding of the biosciences, Sam focuses on bringing Israeli innovation to the British industry

  • Reut

    Reut Miryam Cohen

    Media Advisor
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    Reut Miryam Cohen

    Media Advisor

    Leads marketing and media strategies, and promotes public awareness for UK-Israel tech relations. Reut also runs our website and various social media channels.

  • Naomi Friend

    Digital Projects Coordinator
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    Naomi Friend

    Digital Projects Coordinator

    Manages operations in the Digital Solutions, Mobility and Arab sectors, Naomi has vast experience in international production for the performing arts and television in both the UK and Israel

  • Hadar Huberman

    Operations Coordinator

    Hadar Huberman

    Operations Coordinator

    Managing events, delegations and everyday work, and is also Assistant to the Hub's Director

  • Michal

    Michal Kalef-Cohen

    Project Coordinator, UK
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    Michal Kalef-Cohen

    Project Coordinator, UK

    With over 6 years of experience in client relationship management and service operations management, Michal handles the UK office operations by supporting day to day and high-profile activities along side developing and enhancing the Hub's network in London

  • Besan Abu Abeid

    Besan Abu Abeid

    Arab Sector Project Associate
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    Besan Abu Abeid

    Arab Sector Project Associate

    Taking charge of the Hub's activities with the Arab sector in Israel, Besan has vast experience in different social frameworks and worked as a lecturer at Kaye Academic College

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