Michel Hivert

Managing Director, MATIMOP, Israel

Michel Hivert is the Managing Director of MATIMOP - the Israeli Industry Center for R&D, which coordinates industrial R&D cooperation between Israel and the international hi-tech community.
He directs over 30 international cooperation agreements between Israel and foreign countries, including the matchmaking of industrial R&D projects, negotiations, submission of projects for grants or soft loans from the Office of the Chief Scientist and reaching the final contract between the parties.
Prior to joining MATIMOP, Michael Hivert served from 1992 to 2007 in several managerial positions at Bezeq, Israel's biggest telecommunications carrier, including- Vice President of Engineering & Network Division, Director of the Networks Department and Head of the Digital Transmission Department.
He holds an Executive MBA (EMBA) in strategy studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a B.Sc. in Electronic Engineering from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.