Team profiles

See in alphabetical order.

Gilad Adin - is a leading reporter, news editor and lecturer in media at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzelia (IDC).  Gilad developed Yoyah FMS (Futurist Media Solutions) for companies seeking innovative media tools. He heads his own digital media company specializing in creative media strategy and technology. Gilad previously served as CEO and chief editor of Israel’s Channel 10 news. Prior to that he served as a TV reporter at Israel’s Channel 1, where he covered media, business, education and other editorial topics. He was also editor and documentary director on current affairs programs.

Prof. Ingemar Dietrickx - Being an outstanding expert in negotiation practice, Professor Dierickx assisted many leaders in developing negotiating skills. His research on the microeconomic foundations of strategy and negotiation analysis has been widely published. As a negotiator, he represented people and organizations in wide scale industries. He launched a Negotiation Dynamics program at Insead, directed it for 15 years and received many awards. He holds a PhD in Business Economics, an MBA from Harvard, a law degree from Harvard Law School (LLM) and the Rijksuniversiteit Gent (Lic. Jur).

Dr. Shuki Gleitman - is a driving force in establishing government and industry-led technology initiatives; from incubator programs to substantial venture capital raising schemes. He served as Chief Scientist and Director General of Israel’s Ministry of Industry and Trade where he allocated large R&D grants to the hi-tech industry. Today Gleitman is a general partner at Ascend Venture Capital and Platinum-Neuron Venture Fund (PNV). As CEO of Ampal Investment Group, he led a $330 million joint venture with Motorola. He served as the Honorary Consul General of Singapore in Israel since 1998. Dr. Gleitman holds a Ph.D. (with distinction), M.Sc. (with distinction) and B.Sc. in Physical Chemistry, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

Eva Har Even - specializes in leadership development for individuals and teams, helping clients transform their lives into personal and professional success stories. She has designed and delivered leadership development programs as well as executive and career coaching to Fortune 500 companies and growing enterprises. Eva is founder and President of Wise Leaders Consultancy, located in New York. As Senior V.P, Manchester, Inc., Eva provided innovative global leadership and career development programs. Eva has a M.A in Psychology and Career Counseling NYU, and a B.A in Art History, Farleigh Dickenson University.

Prof. Ronald Heifetz - co-directs the Center for Public Leadership – Harvard University’s J.F.K School of Government, which provides strategy and tactics for mobilizing adaptive work in politics, businesses, and non-profits. His leadership and authority courses are among the mostly valued at Harvard. Being a pioneering leadership thought leader, Heifetz speaks and consults global organization leaders regularly. Heifetz previously was a Psychiatry Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School. He is a graduate of Columbia University, Harvard Medical School and the J.F.K School of Government.

Prof. Mitch Koza - is an internationally recognized expert on business strategy and management with a keen perspective on global business policy. Koza chairs the International Strategic Management Center at the Cranfield School of Management and serves as Director of the Cranfield Center for International Business. He co-founded and directed the Senior Management Partnership and Strategic Alliances program at INSEAD, France, where he provided management programs to a consortium of 30 European multi-nationals. He held appointments at UCLA, New York University, Yale University, and the University of Chicago. He holds a Masters degree, Harvard University and a Doctorate, University of Chicago.

Prof. Anat Lechner - works with global corporations, with a particular focus on the complexities of high performance management, effective leverage of multidisciplinary teams, and ways to augment creativity and innovation in work environments. She serves as Professor of Business Management at the Stern School of Business, New York University. She is also involved in Management Consulting and Senior Executive Action Learning. Lechner taught at the executive program, Cornell University SILR and Rutgers Business IEMBA where she received the GE teaching excellence award. She holds a Ph.D. in Organization Management, Rutgers University and a B.S.w, Tel-Aviv University.

Prof. Shlomo Maital - is a global expert on profit-driven innovation management who was key in developing breakthrough action learning processes. As Academic Director of the Technion Institute of Management and Professor of Economics & Management at the Technion, he was instrumental in transforming management teams into global success stories. Maital wrote and edited many books including; Global Risk/Global Opportunity, Innovation Management and more. He was visiting Professor at MIT Sloan School of Management program for 20 years. Today he is Professor (Emer.), Senior Research Associate at the Neaman Institute, the Technion, and a contributor to Yoyah Group’s newsletter.

Debbie Meltzer - is responsible for Yoyah Group marketing. She also developed Yoyah FBS (Futurist Branding Solutions), heralding a new, fluid approach – from beta branding to participative branding. As principle of Impact, she delivered marketing services to widespread industries including; hi-tech, med-tech, plastics, consumer, fashion, more… She filled marketing and business development roles for a decade in hi-tech. Meltzer previously worked in Australia in public relations and as a reporter. She holds a M.A in Marketing, Monash University and a B.A in Psychology, Melbourne University.

Ilan Mizrachi - Head of Israel National Security Council and Former Deputy Head of the Mossad. B.A and M.A in Political Science and History of the Middle East from University of Tel Aviv and Haifa University respectively. Main topics of expertise are strategic planning on a country level and strategic Intelligence assessment and analysis for companies, institution and security establishments.

Prof. Lester Thurow - has been hailed as “one of the sharpest intelligences currently dissecting economic policy” by the Financial Times. Thurow is Professor of Management & Economics at MIT. He was Dean of MIT Sloan School of Management. As a leading voice in global economics and a business leader himself, Thurow will help to boldly lead your organization to global success. He graduated from Williams College, received a M.A. on a Rhodes scholarship, Balliol College (Oxford) & a Ph.D. in Economics, Harvard University where he later taught. He is currently an economics columnist for Boston Globe and USA today.

Yael Varsano-Barzilay - Yael has a diverse work background in the private and public sectors.
For more than 15 years Yael has been working closely with CEOs and Management Teams of global companies in Israel and abroad. As the former Israeli trade attaché to Canada, she was involved in seeking strategic partners and Joint Ventures for companies in Israel and North America, working closely with the different levels of government and organizations.

As the former manager of ExecuTIM program at TIM, she managed global executive development programs and had the opportunity to collaborate with the world class faculty from top universities in such as Harvard, IMD, MIT and Insead. She has worked with the management teams of TEVA, IBM, GE, Amdocs, and many others. Yael holds a M.Sc. in Organizational Behavior and a B.A in Political Science (with honors), both from Tel-Aviv University.

Yoram Yahav - is an accomplished global executive, management thought leader & adventurer who filled management & CEO positions in Fortune 500 companies. As senior advisor to Israel’s Minister of Industry and Trade he founded the US-Israel Hi-Tech Commission. Yoram also set up the Technion Institute of Management (TIM), earning an international reputation for innovative executive development programs. He has been instrumental in helping governments, leaders and organizations find their lighthouse and build their future. He holds a MBA, USC (University of California) and double marketing degree, UCLA (University of California Los Angeles).