Israel Shamay

Senior Director of Americas Operations, International Collaborations Division 

In the framework of his position as Senior Director, Americas Operations at the International Collaborations Division, Israel Shamay leads the Authority's activities and programs in North and Latin America.  This role includes initiating, developing and operating innovative programs and international cooperation, managing long-term relationships with clients and partners from private and public organizations in Israel and abroad. Israel is also a member of the Innovation Authority's start-up committee and takes part in board meeting of the USA (BIRD) and Canada (CIIRDF) binational R&D foundations. Prior to this role, Israel managed the Chief Scientist's array of collaboration programs with Europe and was the Israeli Chairman of the European innovation program EUREKA.

Israel has vast experience in hi-tech as he served in executive positions in RAD group and the Comverse and Verint companies (VP of business development, VP of Asia-Pacific, respectively).

Israel completed his military service in 8200 unit of the IDF. He received his degrees from the Technion and the Tel Aviv University.

Contact Information:
Email: IC@innovationisrael.org.il