Edouard Cukierman, Chairman
Mr. Edouard Cukierman is the Founder and Managing Partner of Catalyst Investments and serves as the Chairman of Cukierman & Co. Investment House. Since its establishment in 1993, Cukierman & Co. Investment House advised in more than € 4 billion worth of corporate finance transactions.
Prior to establishing and managing Catalyst Investments in 2000, Mr. Cukierman was the President and CEO of Astra Technological Investments, a Venture Capital Fund established in 1993, which was the first Israeli company to go public in Continental Europe. He is also the Founder of the Go4Israel annual conference.
Today, Edouard Cukierman serves as a board member of Lamina Technologies which is based in Switzerland, Tufin technologies, Dori Media Group as well as Harmon.ie in Israel. Edouard Cukierman is the Chairman of the European Committee of the "High-Tech Industry Association" in Israel since May 2011.
Mr. Cukierman serves as the Vice President of the Fondation France Israël. He is a board member of "Alliance Israelite Universelle en Israel" and a board member of Sar-El (Association that brings volunteers from across the world to the IDF in Israel).
In the past, he was also the President of the Supervisory Board of Citec Environment SA in Paris.
He was a Board member of Orex, MTI Wireless and other portfolio companies of Catalyst Investments and served as a Board member of Otto Capital, a Singapore based VC fund.
He now serves as a reserve officer in the Crisis & Hostage Negotiation team and in the Spokesperson’s Unit of the IDF.
Edouard Cukierman together with Dr. Daniel Rouach co-authored the book “Israel Valley Le bouclier technologique de l’innovation” published in June 2013 by Edition Pearson in Paris and in Chinese in November 2014.
Mr. Cukierman holds an MBA from INSEAD, France and a B.Sc. from the Technion – Israel’s Institute of Technology.