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Management Team
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Barak Ben-Avinoam

Chief Executive Officer

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As Managing Partner - Europe & Israel at BGV, Barak is a serial entrepreneur and manager of multiple Israeli Innovation Authority (IIA) Tech Incubators. Barak's multi-faceted involvement with the IIA includes serving as former member of the IIA Investment Committee.   

Gil Barnea

Chief Technology Officer

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An entrepreneur with over 25 years experience in mechanical engineering, IT, chemistry and energy systems. As head of R&D at a leading government agency, Gil was the director of the corporate venture capital division. 

Alex Brontfein

Operations Manager

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Prior to joining NetZero, Alex was the Operation and Project manager in the Infinity Group. Alex brings over 14 years of extensive experience in Operations, Investor Relations, Employee Experience and HR field.

Naama Amir

Deal Flow Manager

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Naama is Net-Zero's Technology Ventures Deal Flow Manager.

Board Members & Investors
Shmuel Kedmi

Chairman of the Board

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As General Partner at OSEG, Shmuel holds over 30 years of experience in technology management and development. Shmuel's experience includes serving as CEO of Rafael's Development Corporation (RDC).  

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Asi Shalgi


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Asi's expertise in the energy sector includes time as The Former Director General of the Israeli Ministry of Energy. As a Managing Partner at OSEG, his 25+ years of experience extends to both the public and private energy sectors.

Sarit Soccary
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Ms. Sarit Soccary Ben–Yochanan serves as Managing Partner of DK Innovation, Delek US’ corporate venture capital fund.  Ms. Soccary previously served as EVP and General Manager of Syneron Candela, a medical device company.  Prior to this, she was CEO of Gefen Biomed Investments, managing a portfolio of 33 healthcare and cleantech companies.  Ms. Soccary serves as a Board member at Human xtention Ltd  and ValueBase underwriting. She served at the board of Mazor Surgical Technologies. She received bachelors and masters degrees in economics from Tel Aviv University.

 Yonathan Shek
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Yonatan Shek is Executive Vice President in charge of mergers and acquisitions and corporate development at Total Eren. A graduate of Hebrew University and Harvard Business School, he began his career in the financial and strategic consulting entity TASC (energy sector) before joining Total Eren to coordinate M&A and fundraising activities.

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Gilles Cochevelou
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Gilles has spent most of his career with TotalEnergies in positions mostly related to technology and new energies (head of renewables, head of R&D for gas and new energies, Chief Digital Officer). Currently, Gilles is senior advisor for science and technology to the president of OneTech division. Gilles graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Techniques Avancées and holds a Master's degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Dr. Eveline Steinberger-Kern
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Dr. Eveline Steinberger-Kern is the Founder & Executive Director at The Blue Minds Company. Eveline Steinberger-Kern holds Supervisory Board mandates with Unicredit Bank Austria AG (Austria/Italy), BayWa re AG (Germany) as well as the Evergreen Private Foundation (Austria/Canada).

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