Board of Directors
Dr. Fernando de la Vega
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman (Founder)
Fernando de la Vega holds a PhD in applied chemistry (Casali Institute, The Hebrew University). Fernando has a strong technical and management background with more than 20 years experience in the industry, performing different successful tasks (R&D management, QA, VP operations and General Manager at Chemada, Tosaf and Cima NanoTech). He is a Co-inventor in more than 11 patent families (nano materials and technologies, alternative energy), author and co-author of many papers and publications, including a book chapter in conductive inks for ink jet printing, made numerous presentations at worldwide conferences. He has performed consultant work in the fields of DOE, SPC and technology management. He is the Co-founder of Nano Polymer, Co-founder and served as Chairman of the NFM consortium (generic research in the nano field in the framework of the Magnet program, OCS, a five year, $25 M project), and Co-founded three R&D consortiums in the EC framework.
Dr. Astorre Modena
Dr. Astorre Modena has been a member of our board of directors since 2010. In 2005, he co-founded, and currently serves as General Partner of, Terra Venture Partners, an Israeli venture capital fund focused on clean technology. Prior to co-founding Terra Venture Partners, from 2001 to 2005, Dr. Modena was Associate and then Principal at Israel Seed Partners, a leading Israeli seed-stage venture capital firm. From 1998 to 2001, Dr. Modena was a consultant with McKinsey & Co., where he consulted for leading Italian, French and Israeli manufacturing and financial corporations on strategic and operational issues. Dr. Modena holds a Ph.D. in Plasma Physics from Imperial College in London and a B.Sc. in Physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (where he was a part of the Honors Program for Outstanding Students). Dr. Modena was also a researcher in the laser-plasma physics department at Imperial College in London and École Polytechnique in Paris.
Currently serves as the CEO of ProSeed Venture Capital Fund and the CEO of Ratio Oil Explorations (Finance) Ltd. From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Levy served as a CFO of Elie Tahari, New York. From 2005 to 2007 he served as a Director of Financial Reporting & Compliance at Deutsch, New York. From 2004 to 2005 he served as Senior Associate at PWC, New York. From 2001 to 2004 he served as Senior Associate at Ernst & Young, Israel. From 1997 to 2001 he served as an Assistant Manager at Green Villa, Israel. Mr. Levy currently serves on the Board of Directors of Tehuti Networks, EnerJet PerfAction, Digiflex and Medic Vision Imaging Solutions Ltd. Mr. Levy served on the Board of Directors of Correlsense from 2012 to 2015 and is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors Capital Nature. Mr. Levy holds a Bachelor of Arts, Accounting and Finance from Tel Aviv University.
Co-founder, COO and CFO of Eye Sight Fitness Ltd. From 2014 to 2016, Ms. Solomon served as CFO of Future Values Ltd. In 2013, she served as CEO of D. Medical Industries (NASDAQ /TASE: DMED). From 2010 to 2012 she served as CFO and Deputy to CEO of Lito Group Ltd. (TASE: LTGR-M). From 2009 to 2010 she served as co-founder and CFO of Atid Team, Israel. From 2006 to 2010 she served as co-founder and a director of Altshuler Shacham Benefits Israel. From 2003 to 2009 she served as Tax Director at Deloitte, Israel. From 2001 to 2003 she served as Senior Manager at Ernst & Young, Israel. Ms. Solomon currently serves on the Board of Directors of Ortus Venture Capital LLP. Ms. Solomon served on the Board of Directors of Shikmona Governmental & City owned Corporation in Haifa from 2014 to 2017 as a director with financial specialties, nominated by the government. She was also the chairman of the board of directors of RSL Electronics Ltd (TASE:RSL) from 2011 to 2012. Ms. Solomon holds an MBA in Finance and Economics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and a Bachelor of Science Accounting, with honors, from Rutgers University at Newark, NJ, USA.
"TRIZ- Effective Innovation" consultant for various companies, inter alia, Elbit, Verint, Coca Cola, Gilat, Tuff Merom Golan, Tama and HP. From 2009 to 2016, Mr. Lapidot served as a Strategic Technologies Planner and TRIZ Program Leader at Intel R&D and Intel Labs. From 2008 to 2014 he served as an External Teacher for TRIZ and Systematic Innovation at Afeka Collage for Engineering, Israel. From 2005 to 2008 he served as LEAN Manufacturing and TRIZ Program Leader at Intel Corporate Services -EMEA. From 1995 to 2005 he served as Environment, Health and Safety Manager at Intel's factories. Mr. Lapidot holds an MA in Environmental Science, a BA in Chemistry, a BA in Atmospheric Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a TRIZ L3 certification from MA-TRIZ GEN3 Partners.