Co-Founder and General Partner of Israel Growth Partners, a leading Tech focused late stage fund with over 14 investments to date and 600 million dollars under management. Haim Shani is the former Director General of Israel’s Ministry of Finance and has decades of experience in tech, including as CEO of NICE Systems. Mr. Shani was recently awarded OBE from Queen Elizabeth for his contribution to the UK-Israel Tech Hub.
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.
Leading on the development of strategic partnerships between The Hub and UK businesses, towards TeXchange 2020. Over the last 7 years, she has been working for mission-led organisations in the non-profit and private sectors, with a strong focus on community building and business development. Previously worked at JW3, Zinc VC and early stage start ups.
Heading the collaborations between the UK’s leading organisations and Israel’s prominent Fintech and Cybersecurity companies, Avital is a seasoned technology investing and business development professional within the Israeli and global ecosystem. For over a decade, Avital has worked within the financial services industry and partnered with startups, venture capital firms, global entities, and key executives. Avital holds an MBA with marketing concentration from Reichman University and a BA in Accounting and Economics from Tel Aviv University.
A Psychology graduate from University College London with over 15 years of experience of applied research combined with project management. Ronit holds an MBA in Healthcare Innovation from IDC and has gained expertise in the healthcare innovation field having worked with some of the largest hospitals and organisations in Israel and the UK on new and developing innovative products and services. She has a passion for improving healthcare through innovation both in Israel and the UK.
Manages projects within the Arab community and acts as the liaison for the emerging Arab tech sector, by connecting business opportunities in the UK and enhancing the assimilation of the Arab community in the high-tech ecosystem. Additionally, Sami is charge of the ArabtechPort , an online platform that aims to empower Arab entrepreneurs by offering tools to learn, connect and go global.A self-motivated and independent individual with proven digital marketing, relation building and open-source research skills. Aspires to break-through communication barriers and bring people together.
Manages projects and delegations in Israel, working across sectors to coordinate activities that implement the vision and strategy of the UK Israel Tech Hub. Ella has experience coordinating large and complex budgets and projects in the Israeli public and non-profit sectors, and is currently finishing up her MBA in the Mandel Social Leadership Program at Ben Gurion University.
Manages community strategy and partnerships for the tech hub. Naomi has vast experience in international production for the performing arts and television in both the UK and Israel.