ken levy is the founder and chairman of the board at kla-tencor corporation (nasdaq: klac), a multi-billion dollar company. he is also the director emeritus on the board of semiconductor equipment and materials institute (semi), extreme networks, juniper networks, and ultratech stepper.
dr. bruce mcwilliams
dr. bruce mcwilliams is the ceo and chairman of tessera (nasdaq: tsra). prior to that, dr. mcwilliams was the co-founder and ceo of s-vision inc., a silicon chip-based display company. dr. mcwilliams also held the positions of senior vice president at flextronics international ltd., and was co-founder of nchip inc., a multi-chip module packaging company which was acquired by flextronics.
jonathan sohnis is co-founder and cto of the altronix corporation, a leading manufacturer of industrial electronic products. he is a member of numerous scientific and academic advisory boards, including the international sab for the rbni nanotechnology institute at the technion, israel institute of technology. his experience spans over 25 years in industry, where he has helped establish and consult for numerous companies in biotech, nanosciences, medical, electronics and it fields. jonathan is an active philanthropist and recognized as an innovator of multidisciplinary scientific research projects.
until may 2003, leon recanati was ceo and chairman of idb holding corporation, one of the largest and the most diversified holding company in israel, controlling around 150 different companies, and one of the "fathers" of the hi-tech industry in israel through corporate vc's like elron (nasdaq:elrn), infinity, and clal biotechnology, or as a gp or lp in the leading israeli vc's. also, leon was chairman of clal industries and investments, discount investment corporation, and azorim investment development and construction. until 1997, leon was chairman of delek israel fuel corporation and super-sol (retail), in addition to several other positions in a variety of operating companies in israel.
born in israel, leon is the third generation of the recanati family – a driving force in the israeli economy and israeli society since pre-statehood days. leon received his ba and m.b.a. from the hebrew university of jerusalem, and an honorary doctorate from the technion institute of technology and tel aviv university.