Mr. Avisar has over 18 years' experience in global business management within the technology and engineering sector. This includes four years as Chief Executive Officer of SCR (Engineers) Ltd, a global leader in the development and production of agritech solutions for dairy farming, which was acquired by Allflex Group for US$250 million in 2015. Prior to this, he held the position of VP & GM of a global business unit at Hewlett Packard's Scitex division for large-format digital printing and a sales and corporate role at M-Systems, a NASDAQ-listed producer of flash memory products.
His current roles include, among others, Chairman of GlucoMe, a digital diabetes care platform; an active director of Telefire Company, a designer and manufacturer of solutions for fire alarms and smoke evacuation control systems worldwide; and a director of Unitronics, a TASE-listed developer of advanced technological solutions for the automation sector.
Statutory External Director
Mr. Zissman joined the board on March 3, 2015 as a statutory external director. Mr. Zissman, a UK Chartered Accountant, has over 45 years’ experience in the capital markets in the UK. He joined KPMG UK ("KPMG") in 1971 and was promoted to Partner within five years – a position he held for over 30 years. During his time at KPMG, Mr. Zissman was a founding Partner of the UK’s Corporate Finance Group and the Private Equity Group in the UK and US. Following his retirement in March 2008, he has held Directorships at Alchemy Partners, Barclays Wealth & Investment Management Advisory Board and Seymour Pierce. He is a current Director and member of the Audit Committee at a number of companies operating in the IT, leisure, food, transportation and engineering sectors.
Statutory External Director
Mr. Arie Schor was appointed as statutory external director of the Company in February 2018, with effect as of April 1, 2018. He has extensive experience in leading substantial manufacturing-based businesses with international sales and operations. This includes being CEO of Tnuva Group, the largest food manufacturer and distributor in Israel, which owns multiple food brands, from 2009 to 2016. Mr Schor joined Tnuva from Hogla-Kimberly (now known as Kimberly-Clark Israel), which was the largest non-food consumer company in Israel with manufacturing facilities in Israel and Turkey. Prior to this, he spent six years as CEO of Caniel Industries A.T.G., a leading provider of metal packaging for food and beverage industries. He also has experience as the chairman of the board of directors of Tadbik Ltd., an international packaging business, chairman of the business cooperative of Kibbutz Afikim and as an independent director at Paz Oil Company Ltd., the largest oil & gas company in Israel, which is listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
Mr. Davidi, aged 58, is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FIMI Opportunity Funds since 1996.
Prior to establishing FIMI, Mr. Davidi was the CEO of the Tikvah Fund, a private Israeli investment fund founded
by the late Sanford Bernstein. Mr. Davidi also held senior management positions in a variety of leading Israeli industrial
and high-tech companies. Mr. Davidi served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Inrom Construction Industries (TASE),
Novolog (Pharm-Up 1966), and is now the Chairman of Board of Hadera Paper (TASE) and Polyram Plastic Industries. He is a Director
at Gilat Satellite Networks (NASDAQ/TASE), Ham-Let (TASE), Bet Shemesh Engines (TASE), C.Mer Industries (TASE), Rekah Pharmaceutical
Industries (TASE), and KAMADA (TASE). Mr. Davidi has an MBA from Bar Ilan University and Industrial and Management Engineering BA Degree
from Tel Aviv University which he graduated with honors.
Mr. Rosen joined the board as a non-executive director on July 28, 2015. He has been a member of Kibbutz
Amiad, which is the major shareholder of the Company, since 1961 and currently sits on the General
Management Board of the Kibbutz and Hachoshlim Foundation - Agricultural Cooperative Society for Business
Ltd. In 1982, he joined the Company as CEO and was instrumental in Amiad’s decision to enter the automatic
filtration market. He subsequently assumed the position of Vice President for Production Operations, a role he
held from 1986 until his retirement in 2010.
Lilach Asher Topilsky
Ms. Asher Topilsky, aged 49, is currently a senior partner at FIMI. Before joining FIMI, she served as the Chief Executive Officer at Israel Discount Bank Ltd. (TASE), the Chairman of Mercantile Discount Bank Ltd. (a subsidiary of Israel Discount Bank Ltd.) Previously, she was the Head of the Retail Division of Bank Hapoalim BM (TASE) and a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG Chicago). Ms. Asher Topilsky is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of G1 Secure Solutions (TASE), a director of Kamada Ltd. (NASDAQ/TASE), and a director at Tel Aviv University. Ms. Asher Topilsky has an MBA from Kellogg Business School at Northwestern University and an undergraduate degree in Economics and Management from Tel-Aviv University.
Mr. Shahor, aged 62, is the CEO and co-founder of HolistiCyber. Prior to HolistiCyber, Mr. Shahor served as the CEO of BSI, a global provider of holistic (cyber, HR and physical) security solutions, as well as the CEO & Co-Founder of Focal Energy where he continues to serve as an e-board member. Mr. Shahor was also previously the Managing Partner of Star Ventures, a $1 billion global venture capital group where he served as a board member in Azimuth Technologies and Maayan Ventures (TASE), Unity (NASDAQ) and several privately-owned companies. Prior to his time at Star Ventures, Mr. Shahor had a long and decorated career with the Israeli Defence Forces. He was the Commander of the IDF's top Special Forces unit and also served as a Brigadier General, as the acting Military Secretary of the Israeli Defence Minister. Mr. Shahor has a Law degree and an MBA from Tel-Aviv University and he is the chairman of two non-for-profit organizations: “GALLOP” and “Msdar”.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Ivzori was appointed CEO of Amiad on November 3, 2016. Mr. Ivzori joined Amiad from Tama Plastic Industry,
General Partnership (“Tama Plastics”) where he was the Managing Director, performing the functions of
Chairman and CEO of the business since 2008. As Managing Director, he was responsible for the strategic
direction of Tama Plastics, including M&A in Europe and the USA, and the running of the day-to-day operations.
Tama Plastics is a world-leading manufacturer of cutting-edge agricultural technology with a turnover of over
US$500m and more than 1,300 employees spread across nine production sites and 15 subsidiaries. Prior to his
promotion to Managing Director, Mr. Ivzori held other senior posts at Tama Plastics since 2000. Mr. Ivzori was
admitted to the Bar in Israel in 2000 and started his career in 1986 working in Kibbutz Mishmar Haemek, including
four years managing the kibbutz’s farming activity.
Cheif Financial Officer
Mr. Afriat, a Certified Public Accountant, has been with Amiad since September 2009 as Global Controller. Over the past nine years, he has been instrumental in establishing the Company’s current financial infrastructure and reporting procedures as well as being responsible for managing the Company’s budget process. He has led the global accounting unit and has undertaken the management of Amiad’s financial teams across the Company’s subsidiaries. Most recently, in addition to his role as Global Controller, Mr. Afriat served as the Company’s global treasurer and finance manager for the EMEA region.
Prior to joining Amiad, Mr. Afriat was a senior manager in the audit division at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He holds a BA degree in Economics and Accounting from Ben-Gurion University and an MBA in Business & Finance from the College of Management Academic Studies.
Last update: 01/05/2020