Uzia Galil

Uzia Galil, is a graduate of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (BScEE 1947) and Purdue University in the USA (MScEE 1953).

During 1953-1954, Uzia Galil worked in Research and Development with Motorola in Chicago. He then returned to Israel and led the Research and Development of Electronic Systems in the Israeli Navy until 1957.

Upon his release from the Navy he served as Director of the Electronics Division of the faculty of Physics at the Technion (1957-1962), and part time member of the Academic Staff teaching Ph.D. students in the Faculty of Physics, Electronic Systems for Physics Research.   

In 1962 he founded Elron Electronic Industries Ltd., the first academic and defense knowledge Israeli based Company, which became later on an operating global company with subsidiaries and partnerships worldwide.

Elron has been applying forethought vision and supplied the necessary financial resources and management guidance to the development of about 25 high-tech companies in Medical Imaging, Defense Electronics, Communications, Machine Vision and Semiconductors. Uzia Galil has served as Chief Executive Officer of Elron for 38 years (1962-1999).

From January 1981 until leaving Elron, Mr. Galil also served as Chairman of the Board of Elbit Ltd., an electronic communication affiliate of Elron, and as a member of the Board of Elbit Systems Ltd., a defense electronics affiliate of Elron. Concomitantly, he also served as chairman or director of most companies founded by Elron.

From 1980 to 1990, Mr. Galil was elected as Chairman of the International Board of Governors of the Technion.

In 1999 he founded Uzia Initiatives and Management Ltd. that specializes in the promotion and nurturing of new businesses, primarily in the field of Information Technology for Personalized Medicine, mobile communication and electronic commerce and serves as its Chairman and CEO. He continues to be Chairman of the Board of Zoran Corp.

Since its inception in 1995 he serves as a Board member of the US-Israel Science & Technology Foundation (USISTF) established, by President B. Clinton and Prime Minister Y. Rabin. He also served for 6 years on the Advisory Board of the Bank of Israel, as well as other voluntary public functions.

Since 2004 he serves as a member of the Israel National Council for Research and Development.

In his desire to provide physicians with the benefit of latest information and technology Uzia Galil founded in 1999 at the Technion, the Galil Center for Telemedicine and Medical Informatics, and Personal Medicine at the Technion's Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine in Haifa.

Uzia Galil has been awarded Honorary Doctorate degrees from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (1977), The Weizman Institute of Science (1991), Polytechnic University New York (1995), Doctorate of Philosophy from the Ben Gurion University (1999) and the Solomon Bublick Prize Laureate from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2003) and Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer Award by the Purdue University, USA (2006). He is also the recipient of the Industry Prize (1976), a fellow of IEEE and a recipient of IEEE Centennial medal for extraordinary achievements (1984). In 1997 he was awarded the prestigious Israel Prize for his special contribution to the development of the Israel hi-tech industry.


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Uzia Galil

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