Leadership

Hagay Keller
CEO
Hagay Keller is a graduate of the Executive MBA program of Bradford University UK and holds a BA in finance from the College of Management in Israel. He possesses extensive managerial and international business development experience. Hagay has successfully held international Sales, BD and Marketing C-level executive positions in leading Israeli technology companies, both publicly traded and startups. The vast majority of his professional experience lies in the Clean-tech, Aerospace-Defense and HLS domains.
Zach Barnea, PhD
Founder & CTO
Zach Barnea has a Ph.D. in Green and Applied Chemistry from the Casali Institute of Applied Chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His expertise is Methods for Abatement of Flue Gas Pollutants using Task Specific Ionic Liquids. Zach also holds 9 patents in environmental processes, particularly in flue gas abatement, and has10+ years of experience as a R&D lab manager. In 2016, Zach was featured as one of the chosen 100 promising entrepreneurs for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
Prof. Yoel Sasson
Founder & CSO
Yoel Sasson is a seasoned professor of Applied Chemistry for the Casali Institute of Applied Chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he also served as the head of the Institute from 1987 to 1993. For 12 years, Yoel held the post of VP of R&D at “Makhteshim-Agan Industries” (ADAMA). He is well-known for his achievements and discoveries in the areas of green chemistry and environmental and process catalysis. Published in 230 articles and reviews, and the owner of 40 patents in these fields, Yoel offers Clairion the profound knowledge needed to formulate their revolutionary techniques.
Ophir Shoham
Chairman
Ophir Shoham graduated (Cum Laude) B.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics and an M.Sc. (Summa Cum Laude) in Applied Physics. Ophir represents one of the most significant Family Offices in Israel and is actively involved in technology investments and serves as a board member in various technology startups. He has 36 years of professional experience from the Israeli Defense sector (IMOD), where he retired as a Rear Admiral.  He is a graduate of e Elite Technological Leadership Program "Talpiot" and held various senior technological, operational and staff positions accordingly among other positions he also held the titles of Head of the Planning Division in the IDF General Staff Planning Directorate and as Director of Defense R&D Directorate of the IMOD/IDF

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