Management Team

Ohad Karnieli (PhD, MBA)
Founder and CEO
A well-known international expert in cell therapy with extensive knowledge of the industry. Dr Karnieli is the founder and former President of Atvio Biotech, a leading Innovation center for cell and gene therapy. Former VP of Technology & Manufacturing at Pluristem Therapeutics, and the former VP medical device at Goji solutions. Dr Karnieli served as the chair of several industry committees such as the process & product development committee of the International Society for Cellular Therapies, expert member in the ISO TC276 Biotechnology standard committee and the former chair of the science and technology committee of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine. Furthermore, Dr Karnieli serves as an advisor and board member to several of the lead cell therapy developing companies. Dr Karnieli earned his PhD on Cell and Gene Therapy in the Sackler School of Medicine of the Tel Aviv University. Furthermore, he holds an MBA from the Haifa University business management school.

Noam Bercovich (BSC)
Vice President Development
Mr. Bercovich has over 15 years of cell therapy development and cGMP experience with extensive expertise in Bioreactor development. Mr Bercovich was the former Director of Process Engineering at Pluristem Therapeutics and serves as the Development Director of Atvio Biotech. Mr Bercovich’s vast and unique knowledge and experience in cell therapy bioreactor development and vast experience in cGMP cell therapy manufacturing is acritical asset for the company.

Ofra Toledo
Vice President Business Development
Mrs Toledo is a certified lawyer and holds an LLB from the Haifa University school of law. Additionally, Mrs Toledo is a certified and acting mediator. Prior to joining ADVA Biotechnology, Mrs Toledo was the Business Development Manager at Atvio Biotech ltd where she build a global BD activity. Prior to Atvio, Ofra was part of the legal and IP department at Pluristem Therapeutics. Ofra brings to the team expertise and experience in BD and marketing in cell therapy.

Moshik Lindner
Vice President, Site Manager
Mr. Lindner was the maintenance manager at ATVIOI Biotech Ltd for 3.5 years, where he was part of the innovative bioreactor development team. Furthermore, Moshik has over 6 years of experience in maintenance of cGMP production facilities at Pluristem Therapeutics. Among his roles at Pluristem, Mr. Lindner was a cGMP production team member, a safety delegate, designated maintenance representative in the production facility and a process development team member. Mr. Lindner brings to ADVA Biotechnology extensive knowledge and understanding on, bioreactors, clean-rooms maintenance and operations and HVAC system management.

Dror Armon (B.Sc. & M.Sc, MBA)
VP, Commercial
For over the last 20 years, Dror has been serving as an executive and director in Israeli and international advanced technology companies related to health care and medical products, leading the Sales, Marketing and Business Development activities (Gateway Analytical, UpnRide, Insighitec, Hanita Lenses, Applies Spectral Imaging & Galil Medical). Post serving, for over 6 years in the Israeli Navy, as a marine officer (Major), Dror earned B.Sc. & M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and M.B.A. studies all from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, in Haifa, Israel.

Barbara Paldus (PhD)
Board of Directors Member and Co-Founder
Dr Paldus is the chair of Skehmet Ventures and general partner of Skymoon Ventures. Former Founder, chairman and CEO of Finesse Solutions Inc., a leading bioreactor company recently sold to ThermoFisher Scientific. Dr Paldus was the former founder and CTO of Picarro. Dr Paldus earned her PhD in electronic engineering from Stanford University. Dr Paldus has extensive understanding in the field of biotechnology, bioreactors and a strong and relevant business experience.

Prof Eddy Karnieli (MD)
Board Member – SAB Chair
Prof Karnieli is a medical professor from the Technicon Institute, chair of several international and Israeli medical societies in Endocrinology, Telemedicine and Personalized medicine. Head of the Galil center for telemedicine and an advisor to many of the large pharma on personalized medicine and endocrinology. Over 100 pear reviewed papers and books.

Ron Elazary-Vulcani (DVM)
Co-Founder, Board member
Dr Elazary is an experienced entrepreneur in the medical device and energy arena with over 30 approved patents. Dr Elazary is the founder of several companies in the field of medical device and an advisor and board member over 10 medical device companies. Dr Elazary’s experience and creative thinking provides the company guidance and expertise.

Hagai Greenspoon
Board of Directors Member
An Israeli lawyer with a dynamic career of over 25 years, during which he has acted as a litigator in major cases, along with establishing activities focusing on commercial and civil matters at Amnon Zichroni & Co. Later, Mr. Greenspoon held a boutique practice, actively serving as legal adviser and member of the Board of Mobileye. He is the CEO of a real estate development company in Israel, responsible for commercial projects above 200,000 sq. m. He is also a member of the Board of OrCam, co-founder and VP strategy at Medicane and the owner of Halilit – a musical instrument distributor in Israel.

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