Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Dr. Fernando de la Vega co-founded PV Nano Cell Ltd. in 2009 and has served as our Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of our board of directors since that time. Dr. de la Vega has more than 25 years industrial and entrepreneurial experience, having served in managerial positions with responsibility over research and development, quality and operations and has founded or co-founded several businesses in the fields of nano technology and functional materials. From 2001 to early 2009, Dr. de la Vega served as General Manager and a Director of Cima, a company focused on the development of innovative technologies in the field of flexible printed electronics. Dr. de la Vega also co-founded and, from 2003 through 2009, served as Chairman of the Nano Functional Materials Consortium, a five-year, $25 million research consortium which performed general research on nanotechnology, sponsored by Israel’s Office of the Authority as part of the MAGNET program, a special program intended to encourage cooperation between industry and academia. Dr. de la Vega has also co-founded three European research and development consortiums. He is a co-inventor of more than 11 patent families in the fields of nanomaterials and nanotechnology and author and co-author of many scientific and technical publications (including on conductive inks for inkjet printing). Dr. de la Vega holds a Ph.D. in Applied Chemistry from the Casali Institute at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, as well as a M.Sc. in Applied Chemistry and a B.Sc. in Chemistry from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Chief Business Development Officer
Hanan Markovich brings over 18 years of extensive international experience in business development, marketing and product-related executive roles. Hanan’s background is in companies ranging from start-ups to publicly traded global corporations engaging in multidisciplinary technologies in multiple industries: Semiconductor, Defense, Clean Tech & Energy Savings, Lighting, IoT, Smart Cities & Printed Electronics Additive Manufacturing. Before joining PV Nano Cell Hanan served from 2017 to 2019 as Chief Product & Marketing Officer at Robust E2C - an Internet of Things solutions company. From 2015 to 2017, Hanan served as Co-Founder & CEO at illumaSense – a Smart City IoT solution start-up. From 2014 to 2015, Hanan served as Executive Vice President Business Development at Gaash Lighting – Israel’s largest lighting OEM. From 2010 to 2014, Hanan served as Director of Product Marketing at Metrolight – a smart lighting & IoT solutions company. From 2006 to 2010, Hanan served as Helmet Mounted Systems Product Manager at Elbit Systems – a world leading defense company. From 2003 to 2006, Hanan served as System Engineer at Applied Materials, Mask Inspection Division – World’s leading capital equipment manufacturer. Hanan holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Haifa, Israel.
Chief Financial Officer
Evyatar Cohen has served as our Chief Financial Officer since November 2017. Mr. Cohen graduated from the College of Management in Israel with B.A in Business Management in 2000 and was awarded his Masters of Law degree from the Bar Ilan University in 2003. Mr. Cohen is a licensed and certified public accountant in both the United States and Israel. Currently and prior to his appointment as our Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Cohen serves and has served as a Chief Financial Officer and financial consultant for several public companies traded in the United States, Israel and Europe as well as privately held companies. Mr. Cohen worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in both the Tel-Aviv and New York. Mr. Cohen has gained vast experience in many industries such as high-tech, bio-tech, oil and gas, entertainment and media, and venture capital.