Yaakov Naan joined the Institute in 1996. His past occupations include planning high- and -low-voltage electricity networks for the Israel Electric Corporation Ltd., as well as establishing and managing data and information processing units. He was also instrumental in introducing computerized publishing to Israel. Since 1985, Naan has filled senior managerial positions with these newspapers: Ma'ariv (Associate Director General), Yedioth Aharonot (Deputy Director General), and Telegraph (Associate Director General). He completed a B.Sc. in electrical engineering at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (1966) and an M.Sc. in business administration at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1970).