Our Leadership Team

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Led by top professionals, leaders in their respective fields, that are highly qualified to manage science-intensive projects in a volatile, high-risk/high-gain technological environment to produce a disruptive impact.

Management Team

Shai Meretzki, Ph.D.

Founder and CEO

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shai700gDr. Meretzki has proven operational, management, and leadership abilities in Life Science companies. Former founder, CEO, and CTO of Pluristem Life Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: PSTI; TASE: PLTR). Dr. Meretzki Holds a Ph.D. in biotechnology from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology in collaboration with the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.

Yoni Livne, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

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Yoni Livne700gMr. Livne has been serving as Chief Financial Officer since 2014. Before joining Bonus BioGroup, Mr. Livne was Chief Financial Officer at Bee Contact Communication Ltd., a publicly-traded company (TASE), and Chief Controller at Dexcel Pharma, a privately held international pharmaceutical company. Mr. Livne holds an MBA in Finance and a BA in Accounting and Economics from The Hebrew University.

Dror Ben David, Ph.D.

Chief Operations Officer.

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dror700Dr. Ben-David is in charge of the company’s entire operations. He is a highly experienced R&D and operations manager who has led the development of all of Bonus BioGroup’s products. Dr. Ben David holds a Ph.D. in medical sciences from the Technion Faculty of Medicine, and his main field of expertise is adult stem cells. Formerly, Dr. Ben David served as the manager of the Technion Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering Lab.

Vered Kivity, Ph.D.

VP Regulatory & Clinical Affairs

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vered700aDr. Kivity is experienced in the global regulatory and clinical affairs landscape throughout the product's lifecycle, with managerial experience from pharma, biotech, and medical device companies. Dr. Kivity has led the successful submissions to worldwide regulatory authorities (FDA, EMA, MHRA, CFDA, Health Canada, AEMPS, the Israeli Ministry of Health, PMDA). Dr. Kivity holds a Ph.D. and MBA degrees from the Technion, the Israeli Institute of Technology.

Atara Novak, Ph.D.

VP Research & Development

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yulia700Dr. Atara Novak is in charge of the company’s R&D operations. She has 15 years of experience in Stem Cells and over 8 years of experience in cell therapy. With a Ph.D. from the Technion Faculty of Medicine, she leads our Research and Development departments, translating scientific breakthroughs into advanced biotechnologies. Dr. Novak ensures the creation of cutting-edge products by overseeing biological processes, assays, and methods, ultimately transforming innovative technologies into life-changing solutions for patients.

Corinne Chemouny, Pharm.D

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coreen700aDr. Chemouny completed her residency in France and served as Pharmacist-in-Charge in Taro Pharmaceuticals before joining Bonus. She has >20 years of experience in aseptic manufacturing, GMP, and Quality Affairs.

Tomer Bronshtein, Ph.D.

VP Business Development

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With over 15 years of experience in R&D and translating Next Generation Therapies, Dr. Tomer Bronshtein serves as VP of Business Development at Bonus Biogroup. In this position, he is responsible for identifying and developing opportunities to increase the Company's value for patients, healthcare providers, and strategic partners and for planning and managing the Company's stakeholders' engagement efforts

Board of Directors

Yossi Rauch, MBA

Executive Chairman of the Board

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Mr. Yossi Rauch served as Chief Economist and Manager of the Economics Department of Leumi PIA, Israel’s largest mutual fund company at the time. Mr. Rauch Holds MBA in Finance & Accounting and Computers & Information Systems from the Tel Aviv University and a BA in Economics and Business Administration from Bar-Ilan University.

Gil Shapira


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Mr. Gil Shapira is the CEO and partner in A.D. Clean Rooms Engineering Ltd., a company specializing in designing, constructing, and validating cleanrooms. Mr. Shapira holds a BSc in Industrial Management.

Yehuda Reznik, CPA


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Mr. Yehuda Reznik served as a partner in the international audit firm Kesselman & Kesselman, PwC Israel, from 1999 until 2014. Mr. Reznik holds a B.A. in accounting and economics from Bar - Ilan University.

Alon Ariel


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Mr. Ariel is the CEO of MILOUOT, a company developing, processing, and marketing agricultural produce. Until 2021, he served as the CEO of Biological Industries, a leading supplier to the life science industry that was recently merged into Sartorius AG. Mr. Ariel holds a B.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering.

Margalit Assayag, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.),


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Ms. Assays is the General Manager of SISMA (www2.sisma.org.il), a non-profit educational organization, and a former member of the National Petroleum Council, Ministry of Energy, Israel. She holds an MBA degree and a BA degree in economics and criminology.

Benjamin Shafir

External Director

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Mr. Shafir is a Partner-CEO in the strategic consulting company Yanai Group and Yanai Peleg & Co., an investment banking company. Mr. Shafir studied Enocmincs at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

Clinical Advisory Board

Prof. Nimrod Rozen


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Prof. Rozen is the Head of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Ha’Emek Medical Center, Afula. He is the Founder of the Institute for Bone Repair at Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, and the Head of the Department of Orthopedic and Traumatology at Zvulun Medical Center, Haifa. Prof. Rozen is a highly recognized researcher in orthopedics with >90 papers published and a particular interest in non-healing fractures making him highly qualified to lead our orthopedic studies.

Dr. Ephraim Tzur


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Dr. Tzur is a senior oral and maxillofacial surgeon specializing in implant surgery and craniomaxillofacial rehabilitation and is the former Director of the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Unit at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center. He has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of the reconstruction and rehabilitation of hard and soft tissue defects of the oral cavity, jaws, and facial structures. In addition, he is involved in dent-alveolar and orthogenetic surgery, reconstruction of disease and trauma-induced defects, and dental implantology.

Prof. Yehuda Ullman


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Prof. Ullman is the Head of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Burn Unit at Rambam Health Care Campus and runs the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Service at the hospital. The main research interests of Prof. Ullman include burn wound healing, fat graft survival, lasers, and complicated traumas. In addition, Prof. Ullmann is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine at the Technion.

Business Advisory Board

Malcolm I. Hoenlein

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Mr. Hoenlein served until 2022 as the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the coordinating body for 53 national Jewish organizations. He received his B.A. from Temple University and completed his doctoral course work at the University of Pennsylvania, where he taught International Relations and was a Middle East specialist at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He was the Founding Executive Director of the JCRC of Greater New York and the Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry. Mr. Hoenlein appears regularly in the media, has three weekly U.S. national radio broadcasts, and has lectured and met leading officials worldwide. He has received numerous awards from the U.S. and foreign governments and institutions, including four Honorary Doctorates.

Or Ben Shoshan

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Mr. Ben Shoshan is the Managing Partner of the Southern Isreal Bridging Fund (SIBF). He has over 15 years of global experience in managing capital, as well as managing and mentoring startup companies. Mr. Ben Shoshan serves as chairman and member of the board of directors of several start-up companies and organizations, both profit and non-profit. Or was also a partner in Sherpa InnoVentures VC fund and is deeply involved in Israel’s venture capital industry.







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