Ami Lapidot - President of the Lapidot Group
Ami Lapidot founded Lapidot in 1979 and ever since has been President of the company. Since 2000, Ami has been serving as General Manager of Ferring Pharmaceuticals Limited, and currently serve as a senior director for global business development at Ferring Europe and a Director of Ferring Israel . In addition, Ami is a VP on the Management team of the Tel-Aviv–Yafo Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Bi-National Chamber of Commerce Society in Israel. In 1994 Ami was appointed Honorary Consul of Denmark in Tel Aviv and in 2000 he received appointment as Knight of the Danish Kingdom.
Ilan Lapidot - CEO
Ilan Lapidot has been Chief Executive Officer since 2010. Prior to this appointment, he held the position of VP Business Development of the Lapidot Group. Before joining Lapidot, Ilan served as Director at Two River Group Holdings LLC, a biotechnology company. Ilan earned his law degree (LL.B) and B.A. in Business Administration from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya (IDC), completed the IDC's Zell Entrepreneurship Program and holds an International Executive MBA (IEMBA) of the Kellogg-Recanati program from Tel Aviv University.
Boaz Lahav - VP Marketing
Boaz Lahav oversees Marketing Communications of the Lapidot Group, its subsidiaries and the various brands the company represents. Prior to joining the Lapidot team, he served as VP of Creative Services at the Reuveni-Pridan-IPG advertising agency, where he led the engagement team for several key Israeli companies, including Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank, the Strauss Group, Castro, Jafora-Tabori, Unilever, and Mitsubishi Motors Israel.
Yoav Assouline - VP Sales
Yoav is heading the sales activities of the company, including medical, pharmaceutical, consumer healthcare and healthcare services. Yoav has over 15 years of experience in sales and marketing. Prior to joining Lapidot, Yoav was the sales manager at Tzamal Jackobson and specialized in the O.R. implants market.
Yoav holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Rishon Letzion College of Management specializing in marketing.
Gilad Ayalon – VP Ophthalmology
Gilad is heading the ophthalmology activities of the company, including surgical, pharmaceutical, consumer healthcare and eye ware. Gilad has over 15 years of experience in e-commerce, internet, digital marketing and social networks. Prior to joining Lapidot Medical, Gilad served as the founder and CEO of several start-up companies and was the CEO of Walla Jobs and MSN Jobs (the Internet division at Microsoft Israel). Gilad holds an Executive MBA from Tel Aviv University.
Ahinoam Eisenberg - Business Development & International Sales Manager
Ahinoam is responsible for the business development activity of the company. Prior to joining Lapidot Medical, she served as a CEO of one of Hadasit Bio Holdings (TASE: HDST) start-up companies - Conjugate Ltd. and also served as a business consultant for Life Sciences companies at Ernst and Young Israel. Ahinoam holds a B.Sc in Computer Sciences and Biology from the Hebrew University and a M.Sc in Neurobiology from the Ben Gurion University.
Michal Barlev - VP Legal Affairs, Lapidot Group
Michal Barlev heads Legal Affairs for Lapidot Group and its subsidiaries. Prior to joining Lapidot, Michal served as a General Counsel for a technological incubator, wholly owned by the Ofer Group. She is experienced with ongoing legal and business counseling, leading negotiations and conducting and forming cooperation with companies' international associates in long term projects. Michal is a member of the Israel Bar Association since 2005 and holds a Bachelor of Law (LL.B) degree, Master of Law (LL.M) degree from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and an EMBA from the University of Haifa.
Guy Wagner - MSc. Pharm, Head of Regulatory Affairs
Guy heads regulatory affairs for Lapidot Medical. He has over 25 years of RA and Quality experience in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and allied health industries.
Guy is the CSO and one of the founders of Bioplan Ltd. - a leading Israeli regulatory affairs consultancy company. Previously, Guy held several managerial roles in the Biotechnological industry, specializing in aseptic manufacturing and quality assurance. In recent years he has successfully managed regulatory affairs for BMS and other major Pharma in Israel. Additionally Guy has over 10 years of versatile RA experience in Medical Devices.
Guy holds a BSc.Pharm from the School of Pharmacy, Hadassah Medical School, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem and a MSc.Pharm from the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department, School of Pharmacy, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
Yuval Keren - Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Lapidot Group
Yuval has over 15 years of experience in finance including The raising of capital (capital funds, state funds, IPO in Israel and abroad), acquisitions and mergers in worldwide, publics, industrial and retails companies. Prior to joining the Lapidot team he served as VP finance in companies as DHL (Deutsche post DHL), Caesar Stone and Inter-Gama group. Yuval holds an accounting and Business degree from Tel-Aviv college of management.
Cheli Katz - Human Resources Manager, Lapidot Group
Cheli is responsible for the Group's human resources, their recruitment, training and welfare. We believe that our employees are one of the main assets of the Lapidot Group. Cheli has been in HR for several years including managing human resources at FedEx Israel. She brings extensive experience in recruiting, managing employees throughout their employment period in the organization, training, employee assessments, management development, organizational development and coaching managers.
Cheli holds a BA in Education from the Tel Aviv University, and she also graduated Bar-Ilan university, where she earned her MA in Conflict Management and negotiation (Mediation) specializing in the management of organizational conflicts. Cheli specializes in training and coaching managers in organizations.