A well-known pioneer in the industry of medical technologies and remote patient monitoring services. As the founder of LifeWatch AG (former Card Guard AG and Card Guard Scientific Survival Ltd.) he successfully led the company to an IPO. Up until 2014, Dr. Geva was a member and the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Corporate CEO of LifeWatch AG. During 1979 to 1989, Dr. Geva served as a Chief Mechanical Engineer with Vishay Israel – a subsidiary of Vishay Intertechnology, USA. Dr. Geva holds a B.Sc in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, a Ph.D. (with honours) in Business Administration from the International School of Management, Paris and an honorary doctorate from Oxford Brooks University. Dr. Geva is also a senior member of the royal society of medicine in the UK (RSM).
Dr. Kenneth Melani has over 30 years’ experience in the health care industry as a provider, supplier and insurer. He began his career in 1981 as a practicing physician growing his internal medicine practice into the largest multi-specialty physician practice in Western Pennsylvania. In the mid 1980’s he helped start a physician hospital organisation, West Penn Cares, where he became the CEO. In this role he prepared the Organisation for managed care risk sharing contracts (known as ACO’s today). In addition, he started seven successful for-profit health services businesses. In 1989 he joined Highmark Inc. (formerly known as Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania) where he spent the next 23 years of his career in a variety of positions including Chief Medical Officer, President of Health Related Services, and EVP, Strategy and New Business Development. In 2003, he was named the President and CEO of Highmark Inc. During his nine and half year tenure he grew the company into one of the largest and most diversified health care companies in the United States, serving over 32 million individuals.
Professor Rotstein is an internationally recognised cardiologist and expert in health management systems, with decades of experience across consultancy and academia. Currently he serves as the Director General, Hadassah Medical Organization; Associate Clinical Professor, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Associate Clinical Professor, Sackler School of Medicine Tel Aviv University; and Associate Clinical Professor, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Professor Rostein has acted as an expert consultant in the construction of several medical facilities throughout the world including Centro Medico La Paz, Equatorial Guinea (major referral hospital in Equatorial Guinea), the Lagoon Hospital, Accra, Ghana and currently the Moscow Medical Cluster Oncological Centre and Polyclinic of Skolkovo, Moscow. Professor Rotstein trained in medicine at Tel Aviv University, and has held fellowships at the New York Department of Health, Tufts University, and Johns Hopkins Medical Centre School of Hygiene and Public Health.
Dr. Gleitman is the Chairman of the Guangzhuo Israel Biotech Fund, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Capital Point Group, a Board member and Chairman of the audit and financial committees of Elbit Systems (NASDAQ, TLV traded), Chairman of the YoYa Group, Senior Advisor to the World Bank (national policy for innovation) and Senior Strategy Advisor to Serbia Innovation Fund. Prior to holding the positions set out above, Dr. Gleitman was the Chief Scientist and Director General of Israel’s Ministry of Industry and Trade, where he managed all of the Israeli Government technological programs. In the course of his four-year tenure, Dr. Gleitman was responsible for allocating over $1.5 billion in grants in the framework of promoting research and development activities in the Israeli hightech industry. Dr. Gleitman also served as the CEO of Ampal Investment Group (NASDAQ: AMPL), where he was responsible for the investment of over $200 million in hightech ventures. During his tenure at Ampal, Dr. Gleitman led a $330 million joint venture with Motorola Israel founding Mirs Communications Ltd., Israel’s fourth largest cellular operator. Dr. Gleitman holds a Ph.D. (with distinction), M.Sc. (with distinction) and B.Sc. in Physical Chemistry, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Dr. Brendan de Kauwe has served on our board of directors since February 2017, and was the Company’s Corporate Advisor and Lead Manager to the Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Dr de Kauwe studied a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology and Physiology and holds a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Western Australia, with Post Graduate certifications in Oral Surgery and Implantology. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance, majoring in Corporate Finance, and is an Australian Securities and Investments Commission complaint (RG146) Securities Advisor. Dr de Kauwe is an experienced operations and transaction focused executive with key skills in creating company value through strategic partnerships and mergers and acquisitions, with particular experience in the biotechnology, life sciences and technology sectors. He is also a Director of a private investment banking firm with vast experience in corporate restructuring and recapitalisations, mergers and acquisitions, as well as public market transactions and equity capital markets in both Australia and internationally. Dr de Kauwe has served as Chairman and/or Director of numerous ASX listed companies.
Mr Wettstein, citizen of Switzerland, was an advisor and investor in numerous pre-IPO investments since 1985 and was instrumental for several successful IPO’s in Switzerland. He operated his own accounting, auditing and tax consultancy firm in Zurich, Switzerland from 1983 to 2007. From 1976 to 1982, he was an auditor and tax consultant with Coopers & Lybrand AG, Zurich. Urs Wettstein graduated as a Certified Public Accountant. From 2001 to 2014 he served as non-executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of LifeWatch AG, a company listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange.
Mr. Chanan Epstein has agreed to serve on our board of directors subject to the consummation of this offering. Chanan Epstein is a senior technology and telecom executive with substantial experience in domestic and international markets. Since 2000, he has served as a Senior Vice President at Amdocs (Nasdaq: DOX), a leading software and service provider to telecom and media companies, and he began his service at Amdocs in 1995. At Amdocs, Mr. Epstein is responsible for developing and maintaining key customer relationships worldwide. In this role, he is also instrumental in driving forward strategic deals, leveraging his CEO/CXO relationships across the telecom industry in North America and Asia. Prior to joining Amdocs, from 1974 to 1991, Mr. Epstein served in the Israeli Air Force. Ultimately attaining the rank of Colonel, he oversaw research and development of “Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence” operational systems, as well as avionics software. During his military career, Mr. Epstein spent several years in the U.S. leading key strategic ventures between the U.S. and Israeli Air Forces, specifically heading up the F-16 avionics software project at General Dynamics. Mr. Epstein sits on the board of a number of private and public companies, including MobileSmith Health (Nasdaq: MOS), RFCode and Copilot. He is also an active technology investor and a mentor to numerous executives. Mr. Epstein received his BA in mathematics and computer science from Bar Ilan University in Israel, as well as participated (partially completed) in the master program of computer science at Weizmann institute in Israel.
Over 25 years of international business and banking experience and an extensive global network in which he oversaw several multi-million global deals. Held senior executive positions including Head of the Israeli branch of Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, following hands-on experience in investment banking in Paris and private banking in Switzerland; Senior Country Officer in Israel of one of the top ten global banks; Senior Partner in one of the Israel’s leading law firms. Mr. Shahar is qualified as a lawyer and as a Notary and is a member of the Israel Bar Association. His fields of expertise are banking and international investments, mergers & acquisitions and international contracts.
Mr. Bluvstein has over fifteen (15) years of experience working in financial leadership positions in the e-commerce, biotechnology, petrochemical and medical cannabis industries. From 2020 through 2022, Mr. Bluvstein served as the Chief Financial Officer and Director at MDD Group of Companies. From 2016 to 2020, he served as Regional Chief Financial Officer at Frutarom Industries Ltd. (acquired by International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF)). From 2015 until 2016, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of an e-commerce retailer. From 2011 until 2015, Mr. Bluvstein served as a Financial Controller at Mirland Development Corporation PLC. From 2008 through 2011, he served as a senior auditor at Ernst & Young Global Limited. Mr. Bluvstein holds a Bachelor of Arts in accounting and economics from the Open University in Israel. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Mr Ben-Efraim is an experienced senior CFO of global companies with more than 20 years’ experience in the finance and accounting domain. Mr. Ben-Efraim has served in Israeli high tech companies like DSPC Group (a NASDAQ-traded company), where he held a number of positions, including Chief Accountant of the group, and El-Op where he was Deputy Controller in charge of tax and accounting. From 2003, Mr. Ben-Efraim served as the Corporate CFO in a global medical devices manufacturer and services provider company, where amongst other things, he was in charge, of the cash flow management, annual budget approvals, financial reporting to the stock exchange and analysts corporate presentations. Mr. Ben-Efraim holds a B.A in Economics and Accounting from Tel Aviv University, and is a Certified Public Accountant (IL).
Over 30 years of experience in Medical devices, Electronics Development, Engineering and Operation. Benny holds a B. Sc in Electrical Engineering and computers & M.B.A from Ben-Gurion University, Israel.
Throughout the last 25 years Benny has played a major role as VP Engineering, VP R&D, VP Operation, VP for OEM/ODM products, in driving, developing, Inventing, and executing the products in CardGuard, LifeWatch and in the last 5 years, bringing the skills and experience in IOT, and patient monitoring in Gmedical ,developing Special Sensors, mixed ASIC, RF & Hybrid modules, Overseeing Algorithms for embedded medical sensors.
Ms. Nuriel-Roth has 13 years of experience in the US Healthcare industry. A former SVP US Operations at LifeWatch Services Inc, for seven years where she managed every aspect of a medical device company and brought significant efficiencies to operations in the Clinical, Reimbursement, Managed Care, Logistics, and Customer Service departments. Ms. Nuriel-Roth also specializes in healthcare insurance, reimbursement and managed care. Dror holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Economics as well as MBA in Business Management, Finance and Marketing from the Interdisciplinary Center in Hertzelia (Reichman University).