Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board
Anatoly has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Ability since 1994. Mr. Hurgin has served as Chief Executive Officer of Active Intelligence Labs Ltd., a company that develops solutions for the cyber security market, since August 2011, and Chief Executive Officer of UAB Communication Technologies Ltd., a company formed for the purpose of purchasing equipment from a Cypriote supplier, since September 2013. Mr. Hurgin holds a Master’s degree in radio electronics from the High Military College of Radio-electronics of Air Defense Troops in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Alexander has served as the Chief Technology Officer of Ability since 1994. Mr. Aurovsky holds a Master’s degree in radio electronics from the Bonch-Bruevich Saint Petersburg State University of Telecommunications in Russia.
Ms. Beladev was appointed to the board in July 2017. Ms. Beladev is an independent attorney, mostly practicing commercial and real estate law. She has served as director in several public, government owned, and private companies in Israel. She has significant corporate governance experience. Ms. Beladev serves as a member in several committees of the Israeli Bar Association.
Mr. Dan was appointed to the board in July 2017. Mr. Dan is an entrepreneur with global experience in various financial and business management. Mr. Dan’s experience includes strategic planning, accounting and control, investments and business development, mergers and acquisitions, re-engineering and spin-offs. He served as a director in Pangae Israel Ltd. and Amir-Marketing & Investment in Agriculture Ltd. Mr. Dan served as economic and financial advisor and managing director in ICTS International N.V., an international company in the field of security. Mr. Dan provided strategic and financial consultation to corporations in Israel and overseas. Mr. Dan is a CPA in Israel and holds an MBA from Pace University, New York.
Brigadier General (Ret.) Yair Cohen
Mr. Cohen was appointed to the Board in July 2017. Mr. Cohen is an advisor for Cyber & Intelligence with 32 years of military service in the IDF. In his last position in the military, Mr. Cohen headed the IDF’s Cyber and Sigint Intelligence unit (8200). Since his retirement from the military in 2005, Mr. Cohen has held numerous positions in Israeli technology companies, in addition to being a director in several companies. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Cohen was Vice President of Elron Electronic Industries Ltd., Nasdaq traded. From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Cohen was Chairman of ECtel also Nasdaq traded. From 2009 to 2015, Mr. Cohen established and was the first CEO of the Cyber Division in Elbit Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: ESLT), the largest non-governmental defense company in Israel. From 2015 to 2016 Mr. Cohen served as the CEO of the investment fund PeriTech for Investment and Technology and he currently serves on the board of a number of portfolio companies. Mr. Cohen also currently serves as director in Electra Consumer Products 1970 and Infinity Funds Ltd. Mr. Cohen holds a BA degree from Bar Ilan University in Jewish History and Arabic Language and Literature and MA degree from ICAF, in the National Defense University (NDU), Washington DC, in Management of National Resources, and is currently teaching Cyber for MA in Tel Aviv University and Bar Ilan University.
Mr. Granot was appointed to the board in July 2017. Mr. Granot served with IDF Special Forces, retired as a Major and joined the Mossad at 1982 as field operative, was nominated at 2002 as head of a certain division of the organization and at 2005 as deputy director, retired at 2007. During his tenure with the Mossad, Mr. Granot accumulated considerable managerial and intelligence experience in various fields relevant to the Company’s activities. Since his retirement from the Mossad, Mr. Granot worked as the CEO of a subsidiary of Bronfman-Fisher group of companies in Israel. He was involved in various fields of business in Africa and China, such as obtaining mining license on behalf of a Canadian firm Tau Capital and representing Israeli security companies.
Joseph Tenne has served as one of our directors since October 2017.
Mr. Tenne serves as a financial advisor to Itamar Medical Ltd., an Israeli company listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. Mr. Tenne serves as a director of Orbothech Ltd., an Israeli company listed on NASDAQ, MIND CTI Ltd., an Israeli company listed on NASDAQ, OPC Energy Ltd., an Israeli company listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, Ability Inc., A Cayman Island company listed on NASDAQ and on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, and Ratio Oil Explorations (Finance) Ltd., an Israeli company listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. From August 2014 to April 2017, Mr. Tenne served as the Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Itamar Medical Ltd. From March 2014 to July 2014, Mr. Tenne served as the Chief Financial Officer of Orgenesis Inc., a U.S. company traded on the Over-The-Counter QB market. From March 2005 until April 2013, Mr. Tenne served as the Chief Financial Officer of Ormat Technologies, Inc., a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. From January 2006 until April 2013, Mr. Tenne also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Ormat Industries Ltd., an Israeli holding company which was listed on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange and was the parent company of Ormat Technologies, Inc. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Tenne was the Chief Financial Officer of Treofan Germany GmbH & Co. KG, a German company, which is engaged in the development, production and marketing of oriented polypropylene films. From 1997 until 2003, Mr. Tenne was a partner in Kesselman & Kesselman, Certified Public Accountants in Israel (PwC Israel) and a member of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited. Mr. Tenne holds a B.A. in Accounting and Economics and an M.B.A. from Tel Aviv University. Mr. Tenne is also a Certified Public Accountant in Israel.