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Moshe Harel

Founder & CEO

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Nirit Harel

Chair

Moshe Harel

Founder & CEO

Dr. Moshe Harel is a pioneer in the Israeli EC development space. Having navigated a large number

of EC proposal over the past 18 years, including the development and management of multi-

national EC projects for the FP5, FP6, FP7 and H2020 programmes, he leads a team of

professionals that have established themselves as seasoned regional project managers in

this space.
Prior to founding Intergam, Dr. Harel served as a senior researcher on the faculty of the

Interdisciplinary Center for Technology Analysis and Forecasting (ICTAF) at Tel Aviv University.

This followed a term of 11 years as a senior member of the Space Science group at NASA/JPL in

Pasadena, California, including high-ranking membership on the "Galileo" mission to Jupiter, where

he originated the mission simulation system that has been used on other subsequent NASA space

exploration missions. Dr. Harel is the author and evaluator of many scientific proposals at Rice University,

NASA, NSF and the Air Force, and has led research groups in topics related to research of our Solar system

at each of these institutions.

Dr. Harel holds a BSc in Physics and Mathematics from the Hebrew University, and a Ph.D. in Space Physics

from UCLA. He completed his post-doctoral space science research at leading U.S. institutions, including

M.I.T. and Rice University.

He often serves as a speaker and facilitator at various Pan-European technology and EC-focused conferences

in Europe and beyond.

Nirit Harel

Chair

A veteran of the Israeli start-up environment, where she successfully positioned ventures for

growth and acquisition by NASDAQ-traded entities including MRV Communications (MRVC) which

subsequently reached a valuation of $5B, Nirit Harel possesses 20+ years of management,

branding, PR and consulting experience- including negotiating partnerships with world leaders

for bids in the European Framework Programme.

Previously at the helm as CEO and CMO of two of the world's largest nonprofits, Maccabi

World Union (North America) and the Jewish Agency for Israel, where she was responsible

for building operations and team infrastructure in 60 countries, Ms. Harel now focuses her

efforts on bringing innovation to the social space. She is an active member of the Young

Presidents Organization (YPO), where she is engaged on a European regional and

International level, and where she serves as incoming Chair of YPO global Innovation Week 2019. 

Ms. Harel holds a BS/BA with high honors from UCLA, an MBA with distinction from Tel Aviv University,

and also studied corporate strategy and Decision science at London Business School. She is an

alumnus of the highly-competitive Banco Santander/ UCLA Anderson School W50 board leadership

programme for next-gen global women execs and is a frequent resource and speaker on innovation,

and womens leadership/ entrepreneurship.

 
 

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