Our Leaders

Corporate responsibility

Recognizing that professional leadership also means social, environmental, and moral
leadership, Mekorot is committed to preserving and strengthening our core values of
corporate responsibility: responsible use of natural resources, protection of water sources, a
commitment and transparency to all our stakeholders, strict compliance with the rules of
business ethics, empowering our employees and improving their work environment,
influencing the community space, striving for excellence in all areas of our activity, and
compliance with international standards and reporting principles, including the Global
Reporting Initiative (GRI). These core values will accompany us in the future as we meet
major challenges in the water economy and in our extensive operations for the sake of future

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Mordechai Mordechai

Mordechai Mordechai

Chairperson of Mekorot’s Board of Directors

Previous positions: CEO of the Ministry of Construction and Housing; CEO of the Ministry of Communications; Chairman of the Board and Manager of the Public Services Authority – Water and Sewage; CEO of the Ministry of the Interior; CEO of the Ministry of Social Affairs; Deputy CEO of the Jerusalem Municipality; Deputy Treasurer, Jerusalem Municipality (Budgets).

Additional Positions: Chairman of the Board –  Mekorot Development and Planning Ltd.

Education: BA, Economics and Business Administration – Hebrew University

Eli Cohen

Eli Cohen

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

Previous positions: Director and head of staff, Marketing, Advertising and Regulation, Bank Hapoalim; VP Trade and International Relations at El Al Israel Airlines; Supervisor of Wages, Ministry of Finance; Director General, Ministry of Tourism; senior advisor to the Minister of Finance and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Education:  MA in Public Administration, Bar Ilan University; BA in Communications and Political Science, Bar Ilan University;

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

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Moti Shiri

VP Engineering and Technology

Previous positions: acting CEO, Mekorot Development and Enterprise; VP Development and Special Projects; Development Unit Manager; projects manager

Education: B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Ronit Zalman-Malach

Ronit Zalman-Malach


Previous positions: VP Finance and Control, IMI Systems Ltd.; Executive VP and Group CFO of Clal Group; Director at Meitav Dash Provident and Pension Funds Ltd., Willifood Investments Ltd., Clal Credit Insurance Ltd., and various companies at Clal Insurance Enterprise Holdings Ltd.
Education: CPA; MBA cum laude, Bar Ilan University; BA in Economics and Accounting, Tel Aviv University

Additional Positions: Director at Clalit Health Services

Asher Ben-Shushan

Asher Ben-Shushan

VP Human Resources and Administration

Previous positions: Director Transportation, Traffic, and Parking Administration, Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality; VP Human Resources, Alon Group – Mega Retail; Deputy Director General, Human Resources and Administration, Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality

Education:  MA in Public Policy, executive program, Tel Aviv University; B.Tech. in Industrial Engineering and Management, University Center Judea and Samaria; Industrial Engineering Technician and Administration, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University

Avi Malul

Avi Malul

VP Development and Strategy

Previous positions: Jordan District manager; Chief Engineer, Jordan District; Director, EMS Mekorot Initiative

Education: B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

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

Spokesman and head of Public Relations Department

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

Avrum (Avraham) Ben-Josef

Avrum (Avraham) Ben-Josef

VP Systems Engineering

Previous positions: VP Engineering and Technologies; Chief Engineer, Southern District; engineer, Water and Environmental Quality Dept.; Development Engineering (Projects) Unit manager

Education: M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology; B.Sc. in Water Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology; Senior Business Administration, Bar Ilan University; certification studies; directors course

Gil Ber

Gil Ber

V.P, Chief Audit Executive

Previous positions: served for 12 years as V.P and Chief Audit Executive of EL AL Israel Airlines and its subsidiaries.
Prior to that position he served as a partner, at EY Israel leading the Internal Audit, Risk Management and practice.

Education: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor in the USA (CIA), Certified in Risks and Information Systems (CRISC) with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration and a master’s degree in internal auditing from Bar-Ilan University (cum laude).

Other positions: a lecturer in internal audits, risk management, and accounting at Ariel University, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and Tel Aviv University; director at the Institute of Internal Auditors in Israel (IIA), chairman of the Chief Auditors Forum, and chairman of the IIA Risk Management and Strategy Committee


Yossi Yaacoby

Deputy for Engineering and strategic planning

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

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

Amit Lang 

CEO, EMS Mekorot Projects Ltd

Previous positions: 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

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;