Mr. Shimshon Harel
Mr. Shimshon Harel Chair, Executive Board Shimshon Harel has served on the Board of the Weizmann Institute of Science since 1999, as a member of the International and the Executive Boards. He was elected Chair of the Executive Board in November 2017, and currently serves as a member of the Management, Nominating, and Honors committees, and as a member of the Board of the Davidson Institute of Science Education. Shimshon was elected Chairman of the Israeli Friends Association of the Weizmann Institute in January 2006, and has been active within the framework of the Association and its management for over two decades. Shimshon is the CEO of America Israel Investments Ltd., a company specializing in real estate investments in Israel and abroad. He also serves as a member of the board of directors of several commercial companies: Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bashan Radiators Ltd., Studio C Ltd, and Mango Ltd. He has been a Director of Jerusalem Economy Ltd. since December 2015. Shimshon is involved in various social causes. He is a member of the Friends Association of Ilan, the Chairman of the Haifa Sami Ofer Stadium, member of the Board of Directors of Haifa Economic Corporation, member of the Board of Governors of the University of Haifa, and is the Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka in Israel. Shimshon holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics, and a Master’s degree in business administration. He and his wife Orna reside in Haifa.