Edouard Cukierman, Chairman
Mr. Edouard Cukierman is the Founder and Managing Partner of Catalyst Funds and serves as Chairman of Cukierman & Co Investment House. Since its establishment in 1993, Cukierman & Co Investment House has advised in more than € 4 billion worth of corporate finance transactions.
Prior to managing Catalyst Fund in 2000, he was the President and CEO of the 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 Go4Europe annual conference.
Today, Edouard Cukierman serves as Chairman of BOS (NASDAQ: BOSC).
He is a board member of Lamina Technologies which is based in Switzerland, Dorimedia 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 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 Spokesman Unit of the IDF.
He is the co-writter with Dr. Daniel Rouach of the book “Israel Valley Le bouclier technologique de l’innovation” published in June 2013 by Edition Pearson in Paris (June 2013).
Mr. Cukierman holds an MBA from INSEAD, France and a B.Sc. from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.