Mr. Yaky Yanay was appointed as CEO of Pluri from June 2019 after serving as President from February 2014. Mr. Yanay served in variety of executive positions in Pluri since 2006 including Co-CEO, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President. Mr. Yanay is the former Co-Chairman and current board member of Israel Advanced Technology Industries (IATI), the largest umbrella organization representing Israel’s life science and high-tech industries. Mr. Yanay founded over the years several activities and organizations to promote and support the Israeli life science industry. Before joining Pluri, Mr. Yanay was the Chief Financial Officer of Elbit Vision Systems Ltd. a public, machine vision, high-tech company. Prior to that Mr. Yanay served as manager at Ernst & Young Israel. Mr. Yanay holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in business administration and accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant in Israel.