A Vice President for Administration and Finance is Appointed


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 Dr. Isaac (Tsachi) Shariv


The Weizmann Institute of Science is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Isaac (Tsachi) Shariv to be the Institute’s next vice president for administration and finance. Dr. Shariv will be replacing Gad Kober, who has filled the post for the last six years. The appointment will become official on January 1, 2010.


The Israeli-born Dr. Shariv has a B.Sc. in physics and computer sciences from Tel Aviv University, an M.Sc. and Ph. D. in physics from the Weizmann Institute, and an M.B.A. from Tel Aviv University.


In his previous position, Dr. Shariv served from 2006-2009 as the managing director of the commercial arm of the University of Sydney, Australia. From 2000-2006, he was the CEO of YEDA Research and Development, which commercializes industrial applications based on the discoveries of Weizmann Institute scientists. From 1994-2000, Shariv served as CEO of El-Mul Technologies, a company that develops advanced particle detectors.


Dr. Shariv lives in Ramat Hasharon with his wife, Michal, and three sons: Daniel (13), Shai (12) and Gal (8).


The Weizmann Institute thanks Gad Kober for 14 years of hardworking, excellent, loyal service, beginning as a legal advisor (1995-2003), and then as vice president for administration and finance (2003-2009).


Gad Kober brought the Weizmann Institute many successes in the field of management. Under his direction, the services provided by the Institute staff to the research groups improved considerably, and this, in turn, contributed significantly to the quality of research at the Institute.  He was also responsible for appreciable advances in the Institute’s financial

management, through promoting transparency and efficiency.


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The Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, is one of the world's top-ranking multidisciplinary research institutions. Noted for its wide-ranging exploration of the natural and exact sciences, the Institute is home to 2,600 scientists, students, technicians and supporting staff. Institute research efforts include the search for new ways of fighting disease and hunger, examining leading questions in mathematics and computer science, probing the physics of matter and the universe, creating novel materials and developing new strategies for protecting the environment.


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