Mr. Uzia Galil
President & CEO
Uzia Initiatives & Management Ltd.
Uzia Galil has been a Board member of the USISTF since its inception by President B. Clinton and Prime Minister Y. Rabin.
A graduate of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (BSc -1947) and Purdue University in the USA (MScEE -1953), he was the founder of Elron Electronic Industries Ltd., and served as Chief Executive Officer of the company from1962-1999.
In 1999, Uzia Galil founded Uzia Initiatives and Management Ltd. and is presently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company, with the mission of helping regional innovations to become a global success by leveraging the experience and the global network of its management team and its partners worldwide. He continues to serve as Chairman of Zoran Corp., Director in Partner Communications Ltd., Orbotech Ltd. and NetManage Inc.
Uzia is also the founder of the Galil Center for Telemedicine and Medical Informatics, at the Technion’s Bruce Rapaport Faculty of Medicine in Haifa
Uzia Galil has been awarded Honorary Doctorate degrees from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (1977), The Weizman Institute of Science (1991), Polytechnic University New York (1995), Ben Gurion University (1999) and the Solomon Bublick Prize Laureate from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2003) and Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer Award by the Purdue University, USA (2006). In 1997 he was awarded the prestigious Israel Prize for his contribution to the development of the Israel hi-tech industry.