Chief Executive Officer, Director
Yehiel Tal serves as our chief executive officer since January 2010, and joined our board of directors on May 2022.
Mr. Tal possesses over 25 years of management experience in the Israeli and American high-tech and biotechnology industries. Prior to joining us, Mr. Tal was the chief executive officer and co-founder of Regentis Biomaterials Ltd. Prior to that Mr. Tal served as vice-president of business development at ProChon BioTech Ltd. He has also served as vice president of marketing and business development at OrthoScan Technologies Ltd. and director of business development and business unit manager at Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. Mr. Tal holds a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in mechanical engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.
Prof. Oded Shoseyov
Founder, Chief Scientifist
Prof. Oded Shoseyov founded our subsidiary CollPlant Ltd. in 2004, and currently serves as our Chief Scientist since March 2019. Prof. Shoseyov served as our Chief Scientific Officer from August 2008 until March 2019, and a member of our board of directors from May 2010 until October 2016. Prof. Shoseyov is a faculty member of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has extensive experience with plant transformation systems and protein engineering. Prof. Shoseyov has authored or co-authored over300 scientific publications and is the inventor or co-inventor of94 patents. Prof. Shoseyov holds a Ph.D. from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Prof. Shoseyov received the Outstanding Scientist Polak Award for 2002, the 1999 and 2010 Kay Awards for Innovative and Applied Research, and The 2012 Israel Prime Minister Citation for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He is the scientific founder of 15 companies, including: SP-Nano Ltd., a nano-biotech company which manufactures SP1-Carbon Nano Tube coated fabrics for the composite industry; CBD-Technologies/FuturaGene, a forestry agro-biotech company that develops and commercializes transgenic trees for the pulp and paper and the bio-fuel industry; Melodea Ltd., a nano-biotech company that develops and manufactures Nano Crystaline Cellulose from sludge for structural foam additives for the paint, printing and packaging industries; and Valentis Nanotech Ltd., a nanotechnology company that develops and manufactures nano-bio-based transparent films for food packaging and agriculture.
Eran Rotem, CPA
Deputy CEO and Chief Financial Officer
Eran Rotem has served as our chief financial officer since January 2012 and since November 2017, also as our deputy CEO. Mr. Rotem possesses more than 20 years of broad financial and operational experience, primarily with biotechnology and industrial companies. Prior to joining us, Mr. Rotem served as the chief financial officer of Tefron Ltd., an industrial global company traded on both the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE:TFRN) and in the United States (NYSE:TFR, OTC:TFRFF). Before Tefron, Mr. Rotem served as chief financial officer of Healthcare Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:HCTL) and Gamida Ltd., a group of companies that specialize in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of clinical diagnostic test kits, as well as medical equipment and services to the biotechnology and high-tech industries. Prior to joining Healthcare Technologies, Ltd., Mr. Rotem served as a senior manager at Ernst & Young. Mr. Rotem holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Business Administration from the Tel Aviv College of Management and is a Certified Public Accountant in Israel.
Dr. Ilana Belzer
Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Ilana Belzer has served as our chief operating officer since October 2015. Prior to joining us, Dr. Belzer served as the chief operating officer of BioHarvest, an innovative biotechnology company, from October 2012 to September 2015, and prior to that as vice president of research and development and operations at Procognia Ltd. Prior to that, Dr. Belzer held executive positions in Omrix Biopharmaceuticals Inc., now part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, and InterPharm Laboratories Ltd., now a subsidiary of Merck-Serono. Dr. Belzer holds an M.Sc., a B.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Cell Biology from Tel Aviv University, Israel.
Dr. Philippe Bensimon
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance
Dr. Philippe Bensimon has served as our vice president of quality assurance and clinical affairs since February 2011. Dr. Bensimon has 25 years of experience in regulatory affairs, quality assurance and clinical affairs in international medical device companies. Prior to joining us Dr. Bensimon served for 14 years at InterVascular Datascope (now Maquet-Getinge Group), a manufacturer of long-term cardiovascular implants, as director of regulatory affairs, quality assurance, and clinical affairs. Dr. Bensimon also served for five years at 3M Medical as manager of regulatory affairs. Dr. Bensimon holds a PharmD degree from the University of Pharmacy, Marseille, France.
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Michal brings over a decade of experience in marketing and sales, corporate development and product management positions from the pharmaceutical, medical device and food industries. Michal holds this position as of January 2022, prior to which she served as the company's Director of Product Sales and Marketing. Before joining CollPlant in 2018, Michal served as a corporate development manager at Neuroderm (now Mitsubishi Tanabe), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company. She also worked at Frutarom (now IFF), Ocon Medical and Neurim Pharmaceuticals. Michal holds an MSc in Biotechnology and food engineering from the Technion - Israel institute of technology, and an MBA specializing in marketing from Bar Ilan University.
Hadas Dreiher Horowitz
Vice President of Human Resources
Hadas brings vast experience in the fields of HR, in both HR management and HR operations.
Prior to joining Collplant in 2021, Hadas worked at Elbit Systems as a Senior HR Manager in the R&D and in the Operations units. Before that, she worked at Teva Pharmaceuticals. At Teva, Hadas established and led the HR Center team, which is responsible to all the Hire-to-retire aspects in Israel. She also served as an HR Manager in Teva’s Global Operations unit.
Hadas holds an MA in Labor studies from Tel Aviv University and BA in Behavioral sciences from Ben Gurion University.
Vice President of Research and Development
Elana brings multidisciplinary experience in CMC, analytical chemistry and formulation development from Israeli and international companies engaging both pharmaceutical products and medical devices. Before joining Collplant in 2022, Elana was the Head of Pharmaceutical Research in Neuroderm (now Mitsubishi Tanabe) leading their formulation development team. Prior to this, she worked at Waters IS as Application leader, in Foamix (now Wyne) developing their Minocycline foam and in Beckman Coulter (US) leading the prenatal markers area. She holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry from HUJI.