Adv. 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 many hundreds of paying members from every level and aspect of the ecosystem, including Venture Capital Funds, Israeli R&D Centers of international Companies, Start-Ups, Mature 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 and support at all levels, and integrates the various sectors and resources of the industry with strategic and ongoing governmental goals.
In addition, Karin is the Chairperson of The International R&D Relations Committee of Israel National Council For Research & Development; 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 the Steering Committee to the promoting Arab society in the High-Tec industry; A Member of 8400 (cohort #1) the health network; A member of the 5×2 Initiative's Steering Committee and more.
Prior to her position, she served at Herzog Fox & Neeman Law Office as the Managing Director of the Business Development Division, and as a Senior Partner - Startup Division Manager & Managing Director of Business Development at Efrati Galili & Co.
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 holds MBA (Finance and Accounting), Tel-Aviv University; LLB (Law), Tel Aviv University and BA Economics (with Honors), Tel-Aviv University.