As the Senior Director, Asia Pacific Operations at the International Collaboration Division, Avi Luvton is in charge of promoting international collaboration in innovative R&D between Israeli companies and counterpart organizations abroad, to create a competitive advantage for Israeli companies in global markets, and to provide international markets accessibility to Israel's disruptive technologies.
Avi joined the Israel Innovation Authority in 2009 as the Senior Director of Asia Pacific Operations, where he was responsible for cultivating strategic relationships with governmental partners, innovation agencies and leading multinational companies across Asia, resulting in over 20 cooperation agreements with Israel and hundreds of joint R&D initiatives between Israeli and Asian companies.
Prior to joining the Israel Innovation Authority, Avi held several management positions in Bezeq, Israel's largest telecommunications company. He served as head of the Network Engineering Division of the technological department and led several central projects, such as IP/VPN, broadband internet, phone number mobility, NGN and more.
Avi holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the Open University of Israel and an MBA from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.