Rachel (Heli) Bennun has served as a director since December 2012 and was appointed as our Active Chairwoman of our Board of Directors on September 10, 2015.
In addition, Heli served as a consultant to Company’s management for almost four years, beginning January 2012. Heli has over 25 years of professional experience in hi-tech companies. In 1988, Heli co-founded Arel Communications & Software Ltd. (formerly NASDAQ:ARLC) ("Arel"), a company focused on offering integrated video, audio and data-enabled conferencing solutions, including real time Interactive Distance Learning.
Heli served as Arel's CEO and CFO from 1988 until 1998, during which time Arel went public on the NASDAQ (1994). In addition, Heli served as a director of Arel from 1988 until 1998 and as the vice-chairman of Arel's board of directors from 1998 until 2001. In 1996, Heli co-founded ArelNet Ltd. (formerly TASE: ARNT) ("ArelNet"), a pioneer in the field of Voice over IP.
Heli served as ArelNet's CEO from 1998 until 2001, during which time ArelNet went public on the TASE. In 2004, Heli resumed her position as ArelNet's CEO and a director, until ArelNet was acquired by Airspan Network Inc. in 2005. From 2006 until 2009, Heli served as the CEO and director of OrganiTech USA, Inc. (PINK:ORGT), a pioneer in the Cleantech industry.
Heli holds an M.Sc. and B.Sc. degree in Industrial and Management Engineering from Ben-Gurion University.