Dr. Ron Tomer (53) was born and raised in Tel Aviv. He received his bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy in 1991 from the School of Pharmacy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He then went on to pursue his PhD research at the School of Pharmacy at the University of London, which he completed in 1994. Dr. Tomer also holds an MBA from the Recanati School of Business at the Tel Aviv University.
Son of Zvulun Tomer (83), founder of Unipharm Ltd., a leading Israeli generic pharmaceutical company, Ron joined his parents in the family business in 1995. Since then, Ron has contributed to Unipharm’s growth significantly, transforming it from a small company to one of Israel's largest generic pharmaceutical companies and a drug supplier to hundreds of thousands of Israeli citizens. Granting affordable access to medicines by developing and producing generic pharmaceuticals has always been a cornerstone of Unipharm’s vision. In 2017 Unipharm opened its new EU-GMP compliant state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Mavo Carmel, Israel. This facility is built with the newest technologies in pharma manufacturing, allowing increased production efficiency and cost savings. Unipharm Mavo Carmel is now starting to export its many generic products to Europe, while expanding to additional International Markets.
On January 30th 2020, Dr. Ron Tomer was elected President of Manufacturers Association of Israel. 788 manufacturers participated in the election, the highest number of participants in elections of the association ever. Prior to that, Dr. Tomer served as the Manufacturers’ Association of Israel (MAI)’s Chairman of Communications committee, Chairman of the “Made in Israel” committee during 2009 to 2016, advocating for Israeli locally produced goods. He is an active Presidential Board Member of MAI, and during 2017-2019 he served as the Chairman of the Committee of Economy and Regulation at MAI, routinely working with the Minister of Economy, the Minister of Finance, and the Bank of Israel. During his leadership period, a regulatory roadmap for the Israeli Manufacturers was created in collaboration between MAI, Governmental Offices, and the Israel Democracy Institute, paving the way for a significant decrease in the regulatory burden on Israeli Manufacturers.
Dr. Tomer also served as a member of the Professional Committee of the Pharmaceutical Industry Branch in the Manufacturers Association, driving significant advancements in the Israeli Pharmaceutical Industry. He is an active Board Member of the Pharmacy Society of Israel and is the Head of the Pharmacy Society’s Professional Committee.
Dr. Ron Tomer is an expert in the field of pharmaceutical patents and actively pursues patent challenges that welcome the generic drug competition into the market.
Ron is active on the Board of Trustees of the House of Wheels for handicapped children and on the Steering Committee of Nitzan Horim, the Branch of the Israeli Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities that focuses on learning-disabled parents by guiding them through their parenting lives.
Ron is married to Esti, and the two raise three daughters in Tel Aviv.
Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships , Startup Nation Central
Eliran Elimelech is the senior director for strategic partnerships at Start-Up Nation Central. Prior to his arrival at SNC, Eliran ran a private consultancy for Israeli startups wishing to operate in developing markets such as China, India, and the CIS, and was a commercial attache at the Israeli Embassy in Beijing, China between 2011-2015.
Eliran holds a B.A. in international relations and East Asian studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Global MBA from the Inter Disciplinary Centre (IDC) in Herzliya.
Emmanuel Lagarrigue is the Chief Innovation Officer of Schneider Electric and a member of its Global Executive Committee. His mission is to create new profitable growth platforms for the company and to drive a culture of open and collaborative innovation. He has the direct responsibility of Schneider Electric’s Energy Transition businesses, including mircrogrids, eMobility, solar power and the Energy Transition Hub. He also leads Schneider Electric’s venture activities, investing in or collaborating with hundreds of startups across the world. And he has led the creation of new ventures in energy and infrastructures, such as AlphaStruxure, a joint venture between The Carlyle Group and Schneider Electric or GreenStruxure.
Emmanuel serves on the boards of AlphaStruxure LLC, GreenStruxure and JBTC. He is also the Chairman of the Menorca Preservation Fund, a non-profit organization in Spain.
Emmanuel was previously the Chief Strategy Officer of Schneider Electric. He also held multiple operational and general management positions for the company in Europe, South America, Asia and the United States. Emmanuel graduated from IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain and from ENSEEIHT in Toulouse, France.
Board Member, i4 Valley Karmiel incubator for smart Industry
Director of Advanced Manufacturing, Keter Plastic ltd
Consulting and Strategy for Industry 4.0, BDO-Opex
30 years of experience in: Business Consulting in the areas of Advanced Manufacturing: Automation & Robotics, Process Planning Simulation, Inovative Manufacturing Methods, analyze and improve of Plant Layout & Processes
Industry 4.0 consulting: As-Is plant Mapping, Roadmap for Industry 4.0 and vendor evaluation. Experience with the Chinese Market: Suppliers and vendors
Worked for several years at Tecnomatix now part of Siemens S/W. With Automotive, Electronics and T1 suppliers in Europe, USA and Japan: Ford, GM, Chrysler, Nissan, Canon, Panasonic.
Design and build Robotic and DES Simulation for current and future manufacturing process
Development of Logistics S/W and Process Simulation
Born in 1971, graduated in Business Economics at Bocconi University in Milan, magna cum laude, after many years of consultancy, he joined Enel on October 2014 as Chief Innnovability Officer. Founder of Ars et Inventio (2003), a consulting firm focused only on innovation and creativity, he has supported many companies at designing and launching innovative products and services that have become popular worldwide. Nokia, Telecom Italia, Vodafone, Poste Italiane, Eni, GDF, Edison, the P&G Fater and Fameccanica joint-ventures, Unilever, RCS, Sole24Ore, BNP, Unicredit and American Express are some of the firms he cooperated with. Lecturer of Innovation Management in Italian and Spanish universities and business schools (director of the “Programa Avanzado de Gestión de la Innovación” at Istituto de Empresa de Madrid, professor and member of the Scientific Committee of the “Master in Innovazione Strategica” at Cà Foscari), he has also authored three collections of verses and a theatrical play acted in several theatres in Italy (in Milan, Bologna, Taormina and Siracusa). Professors Henry Chesbrough of Berkeley and Mark Kramer of Harvard have written two business cases regarding his activity as Chief Innovability Officer at Enel. The two business cases are available on www.hrb.org and are used in several courses at Berkeley and Harvard.
Fabrizio Opertti, an Uruguayan citizen, was appointed Manager of the Integration and Trade Sector (INT), effective October 2018.
Mr. Opertti coordinates the sector’s operational program and technical assistance, the support to regional initiatives, policy research agenda and capacity building programs, as well as several public-private policy dialogues and inter-institutional partnerships with international trade and multilateral agencies, with the goal of promoting trade and investment, economic integration and regional cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
Prior to his appointment, he led the Trade and Investment Division (TIN) between 2011 and 2018, where he led the Bank’s support to LAC countries in trade facilitation - including border coordinated management, trade logistics and single electronic windows for trade - as well as goods and services export promotion and international investment attraction operations. Mr. Opertti also led an IDB Group-wide team in the design and implementation of ConnectAmericas, the first social network for business in the region designed to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) carry out more and better international trade and investment transactions. It was launched in March 2014 and currently has over 370,000 businesspeople registered from over 209 countries and territories.
During his 20-year tenure at the Bank, Mr. Opertti has also led the creation and organization of several key IDB’s pan-regional trade events, including the CEO Summit of the Americas (Colombia 2012, Panama 2015, Peru 2018), the Global Services-Outsource2LAC Business Forum (Uruguay 2011, Colombia 2012, Argentina 2013, Guatemala 2014, Mexico 2015, Costa Rica 2017, Argentina 2019 and the virtual version of the forum – O2LAC Virtual 2020), the Asia-LAC Fora (Korea 2007, 2011, 2015, 2017 and 2019; China 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018; Japan 2013 and 2016), among others.
Mr. Opertti holds an MBA from Johns Hopkins’ School of Business, a master’s in science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and a Bachelor of Arts in International Political Economy from American University.
Group Director, Global Supply Chain Innovation, P&G
Farid Sevilla has 15 years of experience in Supply Chain, Operations, and Innovation with expertise in disruptive strategy, digital supply chain transformation, and intelligent supply chain capability enablement. He leads a global team focused on bringing emerging technologies to drive Procter & Gamble’s USD$71 Billion supply chain. His efforts focus on delivering strategic, end-to-end solutions for optimizing supply chains through emerging technology capabilities.
Farid received a BS in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Rutgers University and MBA from The University of Texas at Austin.
Gal Shaul is Co-Founder and CTO at Augury - a Digital Machine Health company building a future where people can always rely on the machines that matter. He and his team work with customers and partners to transform how they work to make products, deliver services and improve lives. Gal has extensive experience in signal processing, software engineering and embedded systems. Prior to founding Augury, Gal was the Head of Software development at EndyMed, a medical devices start-up. He also worked at Zoran, a chip manufacturing company, as a firmware engineer. Gal holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion).
Power Generation Services, Siemens
Vice President, Wipro Givon and board member, i4Valley
Guy is a seasoned business development professional with over 20 years of diverse experience in strategy, business development, sales and management. He joined IOSight in 2019 and leads business development and sales of the company's water-specific data management and analytics solutions in global markets. Guy worked for leading companies, including IBM, Deloitte, PwC and Maccabi Healthcare focusing on digital and data analytics innovation and programs. Co-founded a cleantech Start-Up which focused on clean-up of environmental resources. Guy holds an MBA from Tel-Aviv University and an LL.B. from the Hebrew University
owner and chairman of the Trellidor Group and chairman of the Northern Branch of the Manufacturers Association of Israel
In 1973 Henry immigrated to Israel with his family - ardent Zionists with a great love for Israel
Henry is married to Vered, has 3 children and lives in Rishpon Israel
Henry serves as the Chairman of the Trellidor Group – an industrial manufacturing company focused on advanced metal technologies and production of a large range of products. Trellidor is spread over an area of 50 dunams and is situated in Carmiel in northern Israel.
The company comprises 3 separate companies with approximately 700 employees - Arabs, Jews, Christians and Jewish religious and secular employees all working side by side in harmony.
Henry is a passionate Industrialist, active in the Israeli Manufacturer’s Association, serving as the Chairman of the Israeli Manufacturer’s Association in the north (voluntary activity).
The main objectives of the Manufacturer’s Association in Israel is to support and encourage entrepreneurship in the Industrial Sector, allocating time and resources to guide the younger generation and to support industry in the country, recognizing that profitable companies create jobs - the key to a successful society and strong economy.
Henry is an active supporter of Jewish-Arab cooperation assisting in breaking barriers between the various classes and religions in society with the aim of helping to promote economic stability in the region.
In 1985 Henry founded the “Tana Marketing Company”, and from 1987-1994 held exclusive distribution rights for the water purification device - the Tami 4. Henry’s innovative and extremely successful marketing programs resulted in soaring sales and unprecedented success, leading to the sale of Tami 4 to the Strauss Group.
In 1988 Henry established a partnership with Messrs. Hagai and Malachi Dumpty and together they recognized the interest and need in the market for security bars. Trellidor Israel was born, and soon became the leading manufacturing company in the country in its field, expanding to other areas and many diversified products.
In 2003 Henry and his partners established Blocker, a company specializing in the D.I.Y. market.
In 2011 Trellidor acquired Incomac, a company located in Nahariya, and moved all its activities including its’ 50 employees to the Trellidor campus in Carmiel. Today Incomac is one of the leading electronic packaging companies in the country.
In 2019 Trellidor purchased Eltron LTD , the leading company in Israel manufacturing and installing a very wide range of Industrial gates and dock levels.
In 2019 , Trellidor made a partnership with Mullhandbrand LLC in California, and established a full manufacturing facility wherein the Market, manufacture an Install a wide range of aluminum gates, fences , pergulas and railings.
HE. Omar Sultan Al Olama
Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, UAE Government
His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama has been appointed as Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence following the Cabinet reshuffle in October 2017. His Excellency was appointed as Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications in July 2020. His responsibilities include enhancing the government performance by investing in the latest technologies and tools of artificial intelligence and applying them in various sectors.
His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama is currently the Managing Director of the World Government Summit. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Dubai Future Foundation and Deputy Managing Director of the Foundation. In November 2017, the UAE government announced selecting HE. Omar Al Olama as a member of the Future of Digital Economy and Society Council at the World Economic Forum.
During his work in the Future Department at the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, His Excellency participated in developing the UAE Centennial 2071 strategy that aims to position the UAE as the best country in the world. He also participated in developing the UAE 4th Industrial Revolution Strategy that aims to promote the UAE’s status as a global hub for the 4th Industrial Revolution and develop a national economy based on knowledge, innovation and future technologies. Prior to his appointment, His Excellency worked on developing the UAE’s Artificial Intelligence Strategy, making it the first such strategy of its kind globally.
His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama worked in several sectors including the banking sector, telecommunications, private enterprises and government. H.E. also worked on developing and executing strategies, risk analysis, change management and scenario planning.
His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama holds a Diploma in Project Management and Excellence from the American University of Sharjah and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the American University of Dubai.