The Executive Council of Tel Aviv University approved the appointment of Mr. Eli Gelman as its Chairman, replacing Dr. Giora Yaron, who completed a two-term stint in the position. The selection of Gelman was made by a search committee.
Gelman served as CEO of Amdocs, one of Israel’s leading technology companies employing over 25,000 people, from 2010 to 2018. He is considered as one of the most valued executives in the global telecom industry. During the past 30 years, Gelman has held leading development and management positions at Amdocs as well as several other international high-tech companies.
“Tel Aviv University is a distinguished academic institution and I am proud to join it,” said Gelman. “I regard strengthening the connection between industry and the universities – with the knowledge and human capital they produce – as an essential goal, with Tel Aviv University taking a leadership role in this endeavor.” Gelman stressed that this challenge was part of a broader strategic goal: “to maintain the scientific and technological edge of Israel in the global arena.”
Gelman is a graduate of the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology’s academic reserve program in electronics and computer engineering. During his service in the IDF in the 1980s, he was responsible for developing the IDF’s tactical communications system, which is still in use today.
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