President’s Circle Dinner with Yair Shamir
We are delighted to announce a President’s Circle dinner with Mr. Yair Shamir, Chairman and Managing Partner of Catalyst Fund II. Formerly Chairman of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) from 2005 to 2011, Shamir was appointed Chairman of Israel National Roads Company in January 2012 and is also Chairman of Shalem Center, a research and educational institute, as well as Chairman of Gvahim, a non-profit and public sector company which assists new immigrants from around the world in realizing their professional aspirations in Israel.
From 2005-2007, Shamir was Chairman of Shamir Optical Industry Ltd. (2005-2007). As Chairman of El Al, Israeli Airlines from 2004-2005, Shamir led its privatization process. Prior to that, he was CEO and Chairman of VCON Telecommunications Ltd (1997-2006), Executive Vice President of the Challenge Fund L.P. (1995-1997), CEO of Elite Food Industries, Ltd. (1994-1995), and Executive Vice President and General Manager of Scitex (ISRAEL) Corporation (1988-1993).
Shamir served in the Israeli Air Force as a pilot and commander from 1963 to 1988, during which he attained the rank of colonel and served as head of the electronics department, the highest professional electronics position within the Air Force. He currently serves as a director of three Nasdaq traded companies: DSP Group Corporation (NASDAQ: DSPG), Commtouch Software Ltd. (CTCH) and Cyalume Technologies Holdings, Inc. (CYLU.OB). Shamir is a Board member of the private high-tech company Harmoni.ie, a director of Tufin, and a director on the Technion University Board. The son of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, Yair Shamir holds a B.Sc. Electronics Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.