Job Vacancies:


Haim Shani


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.

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Keren Shurkin


A strategy and innovation director, Keren’s career, has spanned corporate and government, proving expertise in marrying the implementation of government policy with the goals of business partners.

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Ella Caplan

Deputy Director

Ella oversees the Hub’s operations across sectors. She has experience in coordinating international projects in the public and non-profit sector, and is passionate about merging and mainstreaming diversity into Tech & Innovation. Ella holds an MBA in Social Leadership from the Mandel programme at BGU.  
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Avital Levitzky​

Fintech & Cybersecurity Sectors Lead

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.

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Hadar Huberman

Clean Growth Sector Lead

Hadar is leading the Hub’s work around Energy, Agrifoodtech, Smart Mobility & Industry 4.0, in both B2B & G2G.
After working in Israel’s both public and private sectors, such as the Ministry of Science and Technology, and various startups, Hadar brings over 10 years of tech & international relations experience.
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Ronit Appelbaum

Healthcare Innovation Sector Lead

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.

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Shahd Asfour

Tech Policy Lead

Shahd supports the HUB work, by strengthening the connections between IL-UK Tech sectors through Tech Policies. While enhancing collaborations with the government, the public sector and other private entities, to better shape and promote mutual values in Tech norms, standards and regulations. With an extensive expertise in Policies, Governance, Privacy Laws and Consulting, after working for almost a decade in ILITA (Israeli, Law, Information and technology Authority). And being involved in national projects such as the biometric identities, light train and legislation of laws in Tech & Data. Shahd holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Law from Tel-Aviv University, also, an MBA degree from Reichman University (IDC).

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Tagil Yaniv​

Partnerships & Critical Tech Lead

Tagil has experience coordinating international projects and a demonstrated history in working with the international community and in the civic & social organization industry. Tagil holds an MBA in Strategy and Managerial Entrepreneurship and a BA in International Relations and Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies, both from the Hebrew University.
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Gili Kaplan Spector

Programme Manager

Manages projects and delegations in Israel and the UK, working across sectors to coordinate activities that implement the vision and strategy of the UK Israel Tech Hub. Gili has over 5 years of accumulated experience in events & business management, as well as in consulting and coordinating large & complex projects. Gili holds a BA in politics and government from Ben Gurion University.
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Elinor Honigstein


Elinor has spent the past decade building strategic partnerships for organizations in the private, public and social sectors across the UK, Europe and Israel. In her previous role as the Head of the UK Office of the UK Israel Tech Hub, Elinor designed partner programmes and tech partnerships between Israeli innovation and British companies, as well as co-led the launch of the UK-Israel Women Leading Innovation Network and the UK-Israel VC Club.

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