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Karin Mayer Rubinstein

IATI (Israel Advanced Technology Industries)

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As of 2011, Karin Mayer Rubinstein has been serving as CEO and President of IATI (Israel Advanced Technology Industries). IATI is Israel’s umbrella organization of the high-tech, life science and other advanced technology industries, with over 700 paying members from every level and aspect of the ecosystem, including Venture Capital Funds, Israeli R&D Centers of Multinational Companies, Start-Ups, Incubators & Accelerators, 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 her position, Karin executed the merger and the bring up of various leading industry organizations to become IATI, Israel’s umbrella organization.

Karin has gained vast experience and deep knowledge and expertise in working closely with:

• The Israeli Government Ministers and Ministries’ & governmental agencies’ professional leaders (e.g. Prime Minister, Finance, Economy & Industry, Foreign, Education, Science & Technology, OCS & Israel’s Innovation Authority, Bi-national funds and programs etc.)
• Members of Parliament and the different High Tech lobbies
• Senior executives, institutional & private global & local investors, entrepreneurs and innovative veterans in the innovation ecosystem in Israel and worldwide
• Leaders of the Israeli academic institutions, as well as with their tech transfer entities, all for expanding and promoting Industry-Academic relations
• Relevant governmental official NGOs from around the world

Since 2008, she served at Herzog Fox & Neeman Law Office (HFN), Israel's largest law firm, as the Managing Director of the Business Development Division. Prior to this, for 9 years she served as a Senior Partner - Startup Division Manager & Managing Director of Business Development at Efrati Galili & Co., one of the premier commercial law firms in Israel.

Karin is a member of steering committees and a keynote speaker of many leading global events and conferences around the world. She is a member of the board of Governance of Tel Aviv University, a Director in the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce, a member of the 5×2 Initiative's Steering Committee, a Council for the Advancement of Women in Science and Technology of the Ministry of Science and Technology, an Honorary Ambassador of GISEP, and more. Karin lectures on entrepreneurship at the MBA Program for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, at the Coller School of Management, Tel Aviv University. She regularly sits as a jury member in leading technology competitions and awards worldwide.

Karin 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".

1996: MBA (Finance and Accounting), Tel-Aviv University
1996: LLB (Law), Tel Aviv University
1992: BA Economics (with Honors), Tel-Aviv University
1996: Member of the Israeli Bar Association (Advocate)