Chief Executive Officer
Avi Magid joined PV Nano Cell from Pointer by PowerFleet, a global leader of Internet of Things (IoT) software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions. Mr. Magid brings over 25 years of CEO and Executive VP positions in multi-disciplinary technology companies, including Pointer Telocation by PowerFleet, Kulicke & Soffa and Nova Measuring Instruments. Mr. Magid managed organizations in the Semiconductor, Automotive and Traditional Industries and brings extensive experience in building IoT and SaaS solutions. Mr. Magid holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona, the United States and is a Graduate of the program for the training of senior executives at Stanford University, the United States.
Chief Technology 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 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.