Our Leaders

Yitzhak Aharonovich

Yitzhak Aharonovich

Chairman, Mekorot National Water Company Ltd.

Previous positions: Member of Knesset and Minister of Public Security, Minister of Tourism, member of the security cabinet, chairman of the board of directors of Israel Military Industries, CEO of Dan Public Transportation Company, Israel Police Deputy Inspector General, Police Commander Southern District, Police Commander Judea and Samaria District, Commander Border Guard.

Education: B.A. in General History, University of Haifa

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Amit Lang 

CEO, Mekorot National Water Company; Chairman of the Board of Directors, EMS Mekorot Initiative

Previous positions: CEO, EMS Mekorot Projects Ltd, Director General, Ministry of the Economy and Industry; VP and Head of Economics and Budget, Business Development and External Affairs Division, Partner Communications Ltd.; Deputy Budget Director, Ministry of Finance; Head of Transportation, Budget Department, Ministry of Finance; Head of Interior and Environment Department, Budget Department, Ministry of Finance; Referent, Interior and Environment Department, Budget Department, Ministry of Finance

Education: MBA, College of Management Academic Studies; MA in Economic and Public Policy, Tel Aviv University; BA in Economics and Management, Academic College of Tel Aviv-Jaffa

Daniel(Dani) Soffer

Daniel(Dani) Soffer

Deputy CEO, VP Operations and Maintenance

Previous positions: acting VP Organization and Administration; Central Region manager; Jordan District manager, South Yarkon Unit operations manager; Shafdan Unit manager

Education: B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and Water and Soil Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology; MBA, program for engineers and law without jurists; College of Management Academic Studies


Yossi Cohen


Previous positions: VP Finance and Business Development at One Group’s automation company, CFO and treasurer at the Rishon LeZion and Ramle municipalities.

Education: MBA cum laude, with a major in finance from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; BA cum laude in Economics and Sociology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; BA in accounting from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Yossi Yaacoby

VP Engineering and Technology

Previous positions: Director, WaTech® – Entrepreneurship & Partnership Center for Water Technologies; Mekorot CEO Chief of Staff

Education: B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; MBA cum laude, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Eyal Ben David

Eyal Ben David

VP Development and Customers

Previous positions: water quality engineer, Southern District; director, Projects Management Department, South; director, Projects Management Unit

Education: MBA in Environmental Engineering cum laude, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; B.Sc. Life Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Chagai Philipson

Chagai Philipson

VP Human Resources and Administration

Previous positions: VP Human Relations, Hadassah Medical Organization; Deputy Director General, Administration and Human Resources, Ministry of Transport and Road Safety; Director Senior Staff Department, Civil Service Commission; Human Resources Officer, IDF Ground Forces Command

Education: Executive MBA in the public sector, Peres Academic College; BA in the Social Sciences and Humanities, major in Business Administration and Human Resources, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Chana Herstik Sichel

Chana Herstik Sichel

Chief Legal Counsel

Previous positions: Founder and Managing Partner Sichel-Pedael Law Firm a leading law firm specializing in the Israel water sector, infrastructure, public corporate law environmental law, regulation ; Government Commissioner of Israel Water Corporations ;Government liquidator of local authorities; Senior legal adviser of Ministry of the Interior; Judge – Immigration court.
Education: LL.B., Bar Ilan University

Lior Gutman

Press officer and public relations department manager

Previous positions: Infrastructures, Transportation, and Energy Editor, Calcalist of the Yediot Ahronot Group; correspondent for vehicles and transportation at Haaretz Group and TheMarker.

Education: MA in Political Communications for Managers, Department of Political Science, Tel Aviv University; BA in Management and Communications, dual-department program, College of Management, Tel Aviv.

Ayelet Etzion

Ayelet Etzion

Company Secretary

Previous positions: Chief of Staff to the Minister of Tourism; Deputy Director, Israel’s 60th Independence Day celebrations, Prime Minister’s Office; senior advisor to the Knesset Director General

Education: LL.B., Ono Academic College

Berta Tenzer-Melman

CRO, Chief Risk Officer

Previous position: ERM and Operational Risk Manager,

Project Manager of Desalination plants is Israel and in the USA.

Education: M.Sc. Environmental Science, Hebrew University, Jerusalem,B.Sc Natural Science, Magna Cum Laude, Bar-Elan University, Certified Risk Manager, CRO and CPA-ERM, Columbia University, NYC

Gil groskop

Gil Groskop

Deputy for Technology

Previous position: Command and Control Unit Manager

Education: M.B.A in Business Administration specializing in natural resources, environment, energy and water management, B.Sc Electrical and Electronics Engineering

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Alon Raz

CEO, Mekorot Development & Enterprise

Previous positions: CEO of Elbit Medical Solutions, CEO of Formula Telecom Solutions Inc., Group CFO & COO of Formula Telecom Solutions; Group CFO & COO of Malam Team, leader of the largest M&A in the IT industry in Israel between Malam & Team.

Additional Positions: Board Member of MN Limassol Water Co, Board Member of MN Larnaca Desalination Co.

Education:  MA in Economics and Business Administration, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; BA in Accounting & Economics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem;