The 11th President of the Weizmann Institute and Four New Vice Presidents Take Office


Institute President, Prof. Alon Chen: “Our alumni provide the foundations of Israel’s booming economy.”

The 11th president of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Prof. Alon Chen, took office today. He is joined by four new vice presidents, all of whom assumed their new mantles today. “The Weizmann Institute is a world-leading research institution that generates transformative knowledge and educates the scientists of tomorrow,” said Prof. Chen in his recent speech before the Annual International Board.  “Our alumni embark on careers in high-tech and biotech, and in academia, providing the foundations of Israel's booming economy, just as Chaim Weizmann envisioned. As we reach the milestone of seventy years since the establishment of the Weizmann Institute, I believe it's safe to say that we have indeed lived up to Chaim Weizmann's expectations. Perhaps we have even exceeded them.” (The full text of Prof. Alon’s speech can be found here.)

A full description of the Weizmann Institute of Science leadership team can be found here.

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For more on the scientific research of the new President and Vice Presidents:

President Prof. Alon Chen

Vice President, Prof. Ziv Reich

Vice President for Administration and Finance, Prof. Alon Harmelin

Vice President for Resource Development, Prof. Roee Ozeri

Vice President for Technology Transfer, Prof. Irit Sagi