Apple Israel’s CEO to lead Israel Innovation Authority
The CEO of Apple’s Israel activities, Aharon Aharon, has been appointed to lead Israel’s Innovation Authority. The Authority is in charge of the nation’s innovation policies and aims to help foster resources and conditions to promote the nation’s technological ecosystem. Aharon has served since 2011 as CEO of Apple Israel, and previously served in the IDF’s elite Intelligence Unit 8200. He holds two degrees from the Technion, in computer and electrical engineering.
“Israel sees innovation as a valuable resource” and the appointment of Aharon is “testimony to the importance Israel gives the issue,” by appointing someone with “such great experience and ability, who can take innovation a step further,” Avi Hasson, Israel’s Chief Scientist and chairman of the Israel Innovation Authority said in a statement. Hasson, 46, will be leaving his post in the coming months after heading the office for six years.
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