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Board

Chaim Mer

Founder of Mer Group

since 1987, Chaim Mer also serves as director at Xenia Venture Capital Ltd., Oplon Ltd. and Space-Communication Ltd. He holds a B.Sc. in mathematics and science from the Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa, and is a former intelligence officer of the IDF’s Unit 8200.



Nir Lempert

CEO of MER Group

retired IDF colonel, Nir Lempert served in the IDF intelligence Unit 8200 for over 22 years in various roles, including head of planning, head of the Intelligence Center and unit deputy commander. In his post-military carrier, he was the Executive Vice President of Yes Satellite TV and assumed CEO position at the Zap Group and TV Channel 10, before being appointed CEO of Mer Group in 2015.


Shabtai Shavit

Founder and Chairman of Athena

A former head of the Israeli Mossad (1989-1996), Shabtai Shavit founded Athena in 2003. He has served as advisor to the special sub-committee of the Israeli parliament's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee and is the chairman of the International Policy Institute for Counter Terrorism.


Yoram Cohen

Advisor to the board

Former Director, ISA (Israeli Security Agency). Mr. Cohen holds a BA and MA in Political Science and is a graduate of the National Defense College as well as Wharton’s Advanced Management Program.