Yitzhak Nissan was elected to serve on our Board of Directors and was appointed Chairman in November 2013 and from October 2014 until June 2018, served also as our Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Nissan is the founder of Nistec Group and has served as its chief executive officer since 1985. Mr. Nissan served as a Presiding Member of ILTAM (Israeli Users’ Association of Advanced Technologies in Hi-Tech Integrated Systems) between 2008 and 2009, and as a Presiding Member of the Israeli Association of Electronics and Software Industries since 2012. Mr. Nissan also established the VPs Operations Forum, which brings thought leadership to 200 VPs of operations from diverse hi-tech companies in Israel. In 2008, Mr. Nissan received the Distinguished Industry Award from the mayor of Petach Tikva Municipality. Mr. Nissan holds a BSc. degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Buffalo, New York.
Dr. Mordechai Marmorstein was elected to serve on our Board of Directors in October 2013 and is a member of our audit and compensation committees. From 1992 to 2001, Dr. Marmorstein was the chief financial officer of Pazchim Co. Ltd. Dr. Marmorstein was also an internal auditor and accountant at Negev Phosphate Works. Dr. Marmorstein served as the chairman of Teshet (Tourist Enterprises and Aviation Services Co. Ltd.), a subsidiary of El-Al, the Israeli national airline, from 1999 to 2000. Dr. Marmorstein holds a B.A. degree in Economics, an M.A. degree in Contemporary Jewry Studies and a Ph.D. in Jewish History Studies, all from Bar-Ilan University.
Gavriel David Meron was elected to serve on our Board of Directors in October 2013. Mr. Meron currently serves as the chairman and the chief executive officer of hygieacare Inc., and has served as the chairman and chief executive officer of M.G.D. Management Services & Investments Ltd. since November 2006. Mr. Meron was the founder, president and chief executive officer of Given Imaging Ltd. from 1998 to 2006. Mr. Meron holds a B.A. degree in Economics and Statistics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an MBA degree in International Business from Tel Aviv University.
David Rubner was elected to serve on our Board of Directors in October 2013. Mr. Rubner has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rubner Technology Ventures Ltd. and as a Partner in Hyperion Israel Advisors Ltd., a venture capital firm since 2000. During the years 1991 to 2000, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of ECI Telecom Ltd. Mr. Rubner serves on the board of directors of Check Point Software Ltd., Radware Ltd., Telemessage International Ltd. and several private companies. He also serves on the boards of trustees and executive council of Shaare Zedek Hospital. Mr. Rubner holds a B.Sc. degree in engineering from Queen Mary College, University of London and an M.S. degree from Carnegie Mellon University.
Erez Meltzer has served as the Chairman of our Board of Directorsfrom 2011 to 2013 and has served as a director since 2009. Mr. Meltzer is the Executive Chairman of Hadassah Medical Center and the chairman of MIS Implants Technologies Ltd. Mr. Meltzer also serves as a director of Ericom Software Ltd. From 2008 to 2013, Mr. Meltzer has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Gadot Chemical Tankers & Terminals Ltd. From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Meltzer served as the Chief Executive Officer of Africa Israel Group. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Meltzer served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Netafim Ltd. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Meltzer served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of CreoScitex. Mr. Meltzer served is a colonel in the Israeli Defense Forces – Armored Corps (reserve). Mr. Meltzer serves as the Chairman of the Lowenstein Hospital Friends Association since 1999 and is the honorary chairman of the Israeli Chapter of YPO (the Young Presidents Organization). Mr. Meltzer studied Economics and Business at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Boston University, and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Gad Dovev was elected to serve as an external director (within the meaning of the Israeli Companies Law) in October 2014 and is a member of our audit and compensation committees. Mr. Dovev retired from the Israeli Ministry of Defense in August 2012. Mr. Dovev served as head of the Israeli Ministry of Defense Mission to the United States from August 2008 to August 2011. From August 2005 to August 2008, Mr. Dovev served as head of the Israeli Ministry of Defense Mission to Germany. Prior to that, from 2001 to 2005, Mr. Dovev acted as Deputy General Manager of the Israeli Ministry of Defense and Head of the Rehabilitation Department. From 1993 to 2001, Mr. Dovev served as Director of the Finance Department and the Financial Comptroller of the Israeli Ministry of Defense. Mr. Dovev served as member of the Board of Directors of Bank Otsar Ha-Hayal Ltd., IMI-Israel Military Industries Ltd., Shekem Ltd. and Gapim Ltd. Mr. Dovev holds a BSc in Financial and Agricultural Administration from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Ms. Ilana Lurie joined Eltek as an external director in September 2018. Ms. Lurie has over 15 years in international finance and operations, predominantly in management positions within large, regulated technology companies. Since 2012, Ms. Lurie has been CFO of NovelSat, a world leader in satellite transmission technology. Prior to her tenure at NovelSat, in 2012, Ms. Lurie served as Finance Manager for the Enterprise Services business unit (formerly EDS) of Hewlett Packard (NYSE:HPQ). From 2006 to 2011, Ms. Lurie held a number of financial management positions at Ness Technologies (NASDAQ/TASE:NSTC), which, at the time, was a public company. Earlier in her career, from 2001 to 2006, Ms. Lurie served as Controller for Amdocs (NASDAQ:DOX). Ms. Lurie earned her BA and an MBA with a specialization in Finance and Marketing from Hebrew University.