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Karin Mayer Rubinstein

Karin Mayer Rubinstein - CEO, Israel Advanced Technology Industries (IATI)

As of 2011, Karin Mayer Rubinstein has been serving as CEO of IATI (Israel Advanced Technology Industries).

IATI is Israel’s umbrella organization of the high-tech, life science and other advanced technology industries, with over 700 paying members from every level and aspect of the ecosystem, including Venture Capital Funds, Israeli R&D Centers of Multinational Companies, Start-Ups, Incubators & Accelerators, Tech Transfer Organization, Academic Institutions, Innovation Centers, Hospitals, Municipalities, service Providers and more. Through this broad range of members, IATI connects Israel’s tech ecosystem, provides solutions and support at all levels, and integrates the various sectors of the industry with strategic and ongoing governmental goals. In her position, Karin executed the merger and the bring up of various leading industry organizations to become IATI, Israel’s umbrella organization.

Karin has gained vast experience and deep knowledge and expertise in working closely with:

- The Israeli Government Ministers and Ministries’ & governmental agencies’ professional leaders (e.g. Prime Minister, Finance, Economy & Industry, Foreign, Education, Science & Technology, OCS & Israel’s Innovation Authority, Bi-national funds and programs etc.)
- Members of Parliament and the different High Tech lobbies
- Senior executives, investors, entrepreneurs and innovative veterans in the High Tech & Life Science ecosystem in Israel and worldwide
- Leaders of the Israeli academic institutions, as well as with their tech transfer entities, all for expanding and promoting Industry-Academic relations
- Relevant influential NGOs in Israel and worldwide

Since 2008, she served at Herzog Fox & Neeman Law Office (HFN), Israel's largest law firm, as the Managing Director of the Business Development Division. Prior to this, for 9 years she served as a Senior Partner - Startup Division Manager & Managing Director of Business Development at Efrati Galili & Co., one of the premier commercial law firms in Israel. Karin directly managed a diversified sizable team of over forty professional and administrative employees

Karin is a member of steering committees and a keynote speaker of many leading global events and conferences around the world and in the United Nations (recently including Switzerland, Russia, Germany, France, Canada, US, GreeceSouth Korea, South America, Poland, France, Austria, Hungary, SwedenBulgaria, Cyprus and more).

Karin lectures on entrepreneurship at the MBA Program for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, at the Coller School of Management, Tel Aviv University. She presented at the Israeli Higher Education Summit 2016.

Karin was nominated, twice in a row, as one of the "Top 100 Influential Young Business Persons" (2009, 2010) in Israel by Forbes Magazine, as well as one of the "Top 40 Leading Young Business Persons" (2006) in Israel by the leading Israeli business newspaper "The Marker".

She is a Member of the Board of Governance of Tel Aviv University, a Director in the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce, a Member of the Advisory Board of She Codes, a Member of the Advisory Board of Hamitham Accelerator of the Academic College of Tel Aviv and more.

Karin regularly sits as a jury member in leading technology competitions and awards worldwide. In the last couple of years Karin was a judge in the IATI, Mastercard & Citi Tech Award, Microsoft Israel's Innovate For GoodWomen. Innovation. Technology Israel, Atlas Awards for Best Israeli Startup, mastersofcode, Startup Battle KoreaHackGenY contest, Impact Investing Israel, Innovex, and more. Karin has been involved in initiating and managing a few world unique hackathon contests with local MNCs R&D centers.

During her early years, Karin was involved in many academic, community and sports activities. Among others, Chief Internal Auditor for Student Union Tel Aviv University, Lecturer for Economic and Science in leading academic institutions, Vice Chairman of the High-Tech legislative committee of the Israeli Bar Association and a professional tennis player and a Member of the Israeli National Tennis Team.


1996: MBA (Finance and Accounting), Tel-Aviv University
1996: LLB (Law), Tel Aviv University
1992: BA Economics (with Honors), Tel-Aviv University
1996: Member of the Israeli Bar Association (Advocate)

Employment Experience:

2011-present: IATI – CEO

2008-2010: Herzog Fox & Neeman Law Office (HFN) - Managing Director of the Business Development Division

1997-2007: Efrati Galili & Co. - Senior Partner - Startup Division Manager & Managing Director of Business Development

1996-1997: S. horowitz & co – Intern. Working with Adv. Ruth Oren

1991-1993: Student Union Tel Aviv University - Chief Internal Auditor

Interviews, Articles & Publications: 

Karin's take on 2016 in People & Computers end year project (Jan. 2016).

Karin was interviewed in StartUp Stadium's podcast "High-tech in the Traffic Jam" (October 2016).

More than positioning: Israel's tech challenges - a Jerusalem Post opinion piece by Karin (September 2016).

Karin sums up the Jewish new year in Israeli high-tech and life science (PC.co.il, September 2016).

Karin in a special Israeli Independence Day interview: The potential of Israeli innovation should be used for economic independence (People & Computers, May 2016).

No glass ceiling for women in tech, says top executive - Karin unfolds her vision in The Times Of Israel on occasion of International Women's Day (Mar. 2016). French version.

Local R&D centers would love to see more women employed in tech positions - Karin in a special podcast interview for IATI MNC Women's ‪#Weekathon‬ DemoDay (Mar. 2016).

Karin met with Former New York City Mayor & Greenberg Traurig Chair Rudolph W. Giuliani - a People and Computers news item (Mar. 2016).

Karin in a hosted roundtable discussion on IoT, hosted by IATI and featured on Globes and ITNewsClick for the print version (Feb. 2016).

Karin in a People & Computers interview: Indian IT employees are no substitute for the innovative Israeli Tech work force (Feb. 2016).

An interview with Karin on TheMarker's special 2015 High-tech & Life Science Book (December 2015).

Karin in a special Globes interview (July 2015): less than 5% of local High-Tech investments were made by Israelis.

Karin's video interview on i24 News - about IATI and the annual IATI MNC Weekathon (March 2015).

Forbes Israel selected IATI CEO, Karin Mayer Rubinstein, to appear on its Visionary Managers 2014 list (Jan. 2015). 

"As a young girl I have dreamt of working in the white house". A StartIsrael interview with Karin (Sept. 2014).

Karin's video interview on i24 News - about IATI and the annual IATI MNC Weekathon. French version - here (March 2015). 

Karin confesses her regrets in a Globes project for Yom Kippur. For viewing the print version click here (Sep. 2014).

A special i24 News video interview with Karin, on the Israeli High-Tech echo-system. French version. English version (May 2014).

Karin moderated an Israeli Tech executives panel, for a special IT Magazine supplement on MIXiii (PDF, Heb). First pagesecond pagethird pagefourth page. An All-Marketing Summary of MIXiii Conference with Karin interviewed inside (Heb, May 2014).

Karin is quoted in a feature story on Israel's HighTech side - on NyTeknik (Nov. 2014, Swedish).

"Innovation overload - How you can stay competitive". An article by Karin on FullStart by WeWork (March 2014). 

Stepping up the ‘Start-up Nation’ - Karin was featured on The Jerusalem Post as "one of the most influential ladies in Israel’s life sciences and technology industries". For the print version click here (December 2013). 

Karin's story on El Al's, Israel's airline, Atmosphere magazine: in English (part 1part 2) or Hebrew (part 1part 2) (August 2013). 

"Just Do It!" - Karin's take on women entrepreneurs was a part of Startup Stadium project (March 2013).  

"How can Israel beat the Bloomberg Innovation Index?" - an article by Karin on TheMarker (Hebrew).

"On Israel and MNCs" - TheMarker article by Karin (January 2013).

"Why aren't there enough women in Israeli HighTech top positions?", a Channel 2 report with Karin interviewed (April 2013). 

"65 years on, Israel is top choice for tech by multinationals" - a Times of Israel story featuring IATI and Karin (April 2013).

Karin shared her beliefs on women in business in Saloona's "Money School" project (December 2013). 

Karin's take on 2013 was included on StartUp Stadium's end 2013 summary and featured on its Facebook page..  

"Investing in Israel" - a Business Insider story including an interview with Karin (October 2013).

Karin was a judge at IATI & Mastercard Israel Technology Award twice - in 2012 and in 2013.

"Brain drain is a real danger", warn 6 leading IP lawyers in a IATI round table with Karin. A Calcalist feature story (January 2014).

Karin's take on Saloona's Women Entrepreneurs project.

Please feel free to contact Karin: 972-73-713-6313 (office), 054-444-8884 (mobile), or write: karin@iati.co.il 

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