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Meet the Team

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Management Team

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Shmuel Kedmi

Chief Executive Officer

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

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Gil Barnea

Entrepreneur in Residence

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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. 

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Gideon Friedmann

Chief Technology Officer

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Gideon is the former Chief Scientist at the Israel Ministry of Energy, where he spearheaded a major funding program that bolstered innovative strides in energy tech, academic R&D, and entrepreneurial ventures. Gideon holds a PhD in physics from Stanford.   

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Inbal Tal

CFO, Shimony House of Finance

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CPA, highly experienced in managing financial operations in global high-tech companies and venture funds.  

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Yael Weisz

VP Business Development

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Yael is responsible for deal flow and partnerships. Previously, Yael led the Climate Tech practice at Startup Nation Central, assisting global corporations to engage with Israeli innovation.  

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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.  

Board Members & Investors

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Barak Ben-Avinoam

Director

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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.  

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 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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Asi Shalgi

President

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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.  

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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. 

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Sarit Soccary Ben-Yochanan

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Sarit 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. 

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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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