CEO & President, IATI, Israel
Karin Mayer Rubinstein CEO and President, Israel Advanced Technology Industries (IATI) IATI (NGO) is Israel’s umbrella organization of the high-tech, life science and other advanced technology industries, with members from every level and aspect of the ecosystem, including Venture Capital Funds, Multinationals Companies and Unicorns, Start-Ups and growth companies, Incubators, Tech Transfer Organization, Academic Institutions, Innovation Centers, Hospitals, Municipalities, Service Providers and more. Through this broad range of members, IATI connects Israel’s tech ecosystem, provides solutions to the industry and economy challenges and integrates the various sectors and resources of the industry with strategic and ongoing governmental goals. Prior to her position, she served as senior partner and managing director of the business development division at Israel leading commercial law firms. Karin is the Chairperson of The International R&D Relations Committee of Israel National Council For Research & Development; A Member of the National Committee for Increasing Human Capital in the High-tech Industry (Headed by Dadi Perlmutter); ; A Member of Board of Governance of Tel Aviv University; A Board Member of The Tel Aviv Foundation; Chairperson of the Friends of Hemda (Science Education Tel Aviv Center) Association; A Member of the Supervisory Goals Committee of the Israel Patent Office Goals at the Justice Ministry; A Member of Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art’s Boards of Trustees; A Member of 8400 (cohort #1) the health network; A Member of the Steering Committee to the promoting Arab society in the High-Tec industry; A member of the Top15 Initiative's Steering Committee, A Member of Vibe's Global Advisory Board and more. Karin is a keynote speaker and a member of steering committees of many leading global events and conferences around the world, and regularly sits as a jury member in leading technology competitions and awards worldwide. She was nominated, twice in a row, as one of the "Top 100 Influential Young Business Persons" in Israel by Forbes Magazine, as well as one of the "Top 40 Leading Young Business Persons in Israel by the leading Israeli business newspaper "The Marker". Karin, who is a certified lawyer, holds a BA (Economics - with Honors), LLB (Law), MBA (Financ), all from Tel Aviv University.