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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 the CEO of the IATI (Israel Advanced Technology Industries).

IATI is Israel's largest umbrella organization for the high tech and life science industries (www.iati.co.il) which represents more than 400 members from every level and aspect of the industry: R&D centers of multi-national companies,  local and international venture capital funds, Entrepreneurs, start-ups, incubators, accelerators, private investors, tech transfer companies and service providers.

In early 2008 she joined Herzog Fox & Neeman Law Office (HFN), as the Head of Business Development & Marketing Department. HFN is Israel's largest law firm, and ranked as a leading commercial law firm in domestic and international publications.

Prior to her position at HFN, for 9 years she served as a leading partner at Efrati Galili & Co. One of the premier commercial law firms in Israel. In addition to legal work in the fields of high tech, investments, and multinational companies, Karin was heading the Business Development and marketing departments.

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".


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)

Media appearences: 

"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). 

Karin's Alumni Story on Tel Aviv University Rekanati Business School website.

"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).


Avivit Mishmari - Content Manager


Ilay Rubinstein - Data & Research Manager


Iris Golani - Project Manager


Karni Setbon - Finance Manager


Orit Bitensky - Member Relations & Project Manager


Roni Yore - Operational manager


Sara Kanarek - PA to the CEO