Mr. Zisapel has served as Chairman of the Board since 1996. Mr. Zisapel is also a founder and a director of RAD Data Communications Ltd., of which he served as CEO from January 1982 until January 1998 and served as chairman from 1998 until 2012. Mr. Zisapel also serves as chairman of RADCOM Ltd., as a director of Silicom Ltd., Amdocs, Limited and as chairman or director of several private companies. Mr. Zisapel received a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. in electrical engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology (“Technion”) and an M.B.A. from Tel Aviv University.
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Since July 1998, Yael Langer is the general counsel and secretary of RAD Data Communications Ltd. and several other companies in the RAD-BYNET group (including RAD, Bynet Data Communications, RADWIN Ltd., Packetlight Networks Ltd., RAD Biomed Incubator Ltd., Neurim Pharmaceuticals (1991) Ltd, Radiflow Ltd. SecurityDam, several other companies in the Bynet group. and several holdings, biotech and real estate companies). In that position, Ms. Langer was involved in several IPOs (Including RADWARE’s IPO in 1999 and secondary in 2000, RADVision Ltd’s. IPO in 2000, and Ceragon Networks Ltd’s IPO in 2000) and M&A transactions (RADNET Ltd.’s sale to Siemens and Newbridge Networks Corporation in 1997; RADLAN’s sale to Marvell in 2003; sale of controlling interest in RIT Technologies Ltd. in 2008) and handled numerous investment transactions for the stat up companies in the group (for RADNET, RADView, RADWARE, RADVision, Ceragon, RADWIZ, RADLAN, SANRAD, AXERRA, WISAIR, RADWIN, COMMEX, RADLIVE and PACKETLIGHT) as well as assisted these companies from their start up stage onwards in their business deals, handling all sorts of contracts, and provided advise, legal and other, to the high level management of such companies in its decision making. Since December 2000 Ms. Langer serves as a director in Ceragon Networks Ltd., a company traded in NASDAQ and Tel-Aviv, which is also part of the RAD-Bynet group. Since July 2009, Ms. Langer serves as director in RADWARE Ltd., a company traded in NASDAQ which is also part of the RAD-Bynet Group. From December 1995 to July 1998, Ms. Langer served as assistant general counsel to companies in the RAD-BYNET group. From September 1993 until July 1995, Ms. Langer was a member of the legal department of Poalim Capital Markets and Investments Ltd, the underwriting and investment banking subsidiary of Bank Hapoalim. Prior to that, Ms. Langer was an attorney in the firm of Shimron, Molcho, Persky in Jerusalem. Ms. Langer has an L.L.B. from Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Prof. Orgler has served as an external director since March 2007. Prof. Orgler is Professor Emeritus at the Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration, Tel Aviv University (the “Recanati School”). From 1996 to June 2006, Prof. Orgler was Chairman of the Board of the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange. From 2001 to 2004, he was President of the International Options Markets Association (IOMA). Prof. Orgler serves as a director at Israel Chemicals Ltd., Atidim-High Tech Industrial Park Ltd., ICL-IP Co. Ltd., ICL-IP Ltd., Itamar Medical Ltd. and Gazit-Globe Ltd. Other public positions held by Prof. Orgler in recent years include: Director at Bank Hapoalim, B.M., Director at Discount Investment Corporation Ltd., Founder and Chairman of “Maalot”, Israel’s first securities rating company; Chairman of the Wage Committee of the Association of University Heads in Israel; Chairman of the Executive Council of the Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo; and member of the Board of the United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF). Previous academic positions held by Prof. Orgler include: Vice Rector of Tel-Aviv University and before that Dean of the Recanati School. For over 20 years he was the incumbent of the Goldreich Chair in International Banking at Tel-Aviv University and served frequently as a Visiting Professor of Finance at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University. Prof. Orgler holds a Ph.D. and Master’s degree in industrial administration from Carnegie Mellon University, an M.Sc. in industrial engineering from University of Southern California and a B.Sc. in industrial engineering from the Technion.
Prof. Yair E. Orgler
Mr. Patir has served as an external director since March 2007. From 2007 to 2013, Mr. Patir served as a Senior Vice President and CTO at Hot Mobile Ltd. (previously MIRS Communications Ltd.), a wholly-owned subsidiary of HOT Telecommunication. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Patir served as the Group COO and Head of the Wireline Division of “Bezeq” – The Israel Telecommunication Corp. Limited (“Bezeq”), Israel’s national telecommunications provider. From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Patir was President and CEO of American Israel Paper Mills Ltd., the leading Israeli manufacturer and marketer of paper and paper products. From 1996 to 2003, he was the President and CEO of Barak International Telecommunication Corporation Ltd., a leading provider of international telecommunications services in Israel, and from 1992 to 1996, he was Executive Vice President Engineering and Operations at Bezeq. Mr. Patir has been a board member of, among others, Bezeq International, Pelephone Communications Ltd. and Satlink Communications Ltd. Mr. Patir holds an M.Sc. in electrical and electronic engineering from Columbia University and a B.Sc. in electrical and electronic engineering from the Technion. He is, in addition, a graduate of the Kellogg-Recanati executive management program.
Mr. Shlomo Liran joined Ceragon’s Board of Directors in July 2015, bringing with him over 30 years of experience in senior management positions in the telecommunication industry. Until recently, Mr. Liran served as the Chief Executive Officer at Hadera Paper. From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Liran served as the Chief Executive Officer of Avgol Industries 1953 Ltd. From 2007 to 2010 Mr. Liran served as the Chief Executive Officer of Ericsson Israel. From 2003 to 2007 Mr. Liran led the Scandinavian cellular network TRE as Chief Executive Officer in Sweden and in Denmark. From 2000 to 2003 he led the satellite television company YES, and prior to that he led the Strauss conglomerate from 1996 to 2000. Mr. Liran holds an engineering degree from the Technion, a Masters in systems engineering from the University of Toronto and an AMP-ISMP Diploma in business administration from Harvard.