CEO, Leumi Tech
Yifat Oron is CEO of LeumiTech, Leumi Group's high-tech subsidiary. In her role, she is responsible for leveraging Leumi Group's capabilities and offerings to cater to high-technology companies' financing needs. Ms. Oron combines close to 20 years' experience working with technology companies with her experience in venture capital, banking and consulting. She spent most of her career as a Partner at Vertex Venture Capital (an Israeli-based venture fund with AUS of more than $650m), where she invested and served as a Board Member on the boards of early-stage technology companies in the semiconductor, enterprise IT and clean-tech sectors. Before joining Vertex, Ms. Oron was a technology investment banking associate at JPMorgan Chase in New York, where she analyzed mergers and acquisitions, equity offerings, fixed income and syndicated financings. Previously, she spent three years at the Directorate of R&D of the Israeli Ministry of Defense, where she achieved the rank of Lieutenant in the Economics, Budget and Control Department. Ms. Oron holds an M.B.A. from Tel Aviv University and a BSc in economics and management from the Technion.