Rafi Maor is the former Chairman of the Board, of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) 2013-2016. Maor, 69, was overseeing the strategic direction of the Israel-based company. With more than 15,000 employees in Israel and in other countries, IAI is Israel’s largest aerospace company with over 4.0 billion US$ annual revenues (over 80% export) and 12 billion US$ of backlog .IAI is a world leading System House for Aircrafts, UAV systems, Robotic systems, Satellites, Missiles, Command & Control systems and advanced sensors. The company serves as a design house for a wide range of military and civilian air platforms, among others, IAI designs, certifies and produces the G-150, and G-280 mid-size and super mid-size business-jets in close partnership with Gulfstream.
Before taking the helm at IAI in November 2013, Maor held several senior positions in the Global Israeli High Tech sector. In his recent position, Maor served as Chairman of the Board of ECI-Telecom, a global technology company providing scalable Telecommunication Solutions. Prior to this assignment Rafi served as President and CEO of the company. Maor led a complete restructure of the company – including new strategy, corporate culture, and
operating model, so that ECI-Telecom can better address the new realities in the global Telecommunication markets. Maor then led the sale of ECI for 1.25 billion US$, to Ashmore a very large British public Edge Fund managing over 50 billion US$ and Swarth, private Edge Fund managing several billion US$. He joined ECI-Telecom in 2004 after 10 years at INDIGO NV. Maor joined Indigo in 1995. He served as President & COO and Member of the Management
Board. On 2001 HP acquired the company for approx. $1 Billion and Maor led the company Post Merge Integration (PMI) into HP as Corporate VP & GM of Hewlett-Packard’s Indigo Division worldwide. Before joining Indigo, Maor worked at IAI for 20 years. He started at IAI in 1975 as a design engineer and since held a wide variety of positions including Manager of flight-test operations for the Lavi fighter program; General-manger of a large scale complex military program and later as General Manager of MALAT – !Al’s UAV Division. By appointment of Israel’s Prime- minister Ariel Sharon, Maor was member of “ISRAEL 2028” (Israel’s Economic & Strategy Committee, led by Eli Hurvitz). He is a member of the Israeli friend of Tel-Aviv University, Israel’s association of Software & Electronics Industries .. Rafi and his family also support several organizations among them Beit Issie Shapiro – Israel’s leading organization in the field of treating children with intellectual and physical disabilities, Gesher Theater, The Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra and others. Maor earned a B.Sc. degree in Aeronautical engineering from Tel-Aviv University in 1975, has graduated with honor from the joint business management program of IAI in cooperation with the University of Jerusalem business school. Maor is also a graduate of INSEAD’s Executive Business Program in Fontainebleau, France. He is married and has three children and 7 grandchildren.
- President of the Board Pioneer UAV Inc. – Baltimore USA
- Management Board Member Indigo NV – NASDAQ
- Board Member Voltaire – NASDAQ.
- Chairman of the Board ECI Telecom – NASDAQ
- Chairman of the Board IAI – Israel Aerospace Industries