French Tech Ambassadors in Israel

A cross border network is a real advantage when one is looking to tap a global market. This is where newcomers and entrepreneurs established in Israel can find a forum to share their experience and knowledge.


Jérémie Berrebi,

Serial entrepreneur,

& Business Angel

Jeremie Berrebi is a French-Israeli entrepreneur and businessman,he is a co-founder of Kima Ventures & active in the Venture Capital, Private Equity & technology industries with more than 360 investments to date.In May 2015, Jeremie Berrebi announced his departure from Kima Ventures, the launch of Magical Capital, advising Family offices and corporates on their investments, acquisitions and digital transformation and joined the LetterOne Technology advisory board.


Max Herzberg,

Vidac Pharma,


Prof. Max Herzberg PhD, Serial Entrepreneur in Biotech. Academy: Part of the first team to develop Genetic Engineering at Stanford (USA), Tel Aviv and Bar Ilan Universities. Industry: one of the founder of the Biotech industry in Israel, a co-chair at Pasteur Incubator in Paris founding/cofounding 7 companies in Israel of which 2 are traded on Nasdaq. Also a winemaker at Herzberg Winery.

Stephane Chouchan

ST Microelectronics,
country director

Successful manager with 20 years experience, Stephane serves as Sales and Business Development Director at STMicroelectronics Israel since 2007.
STMicroelectronics is a world leader in providing the semiconductor solutions that make a positive contribution to people’s lives, today and into the future.

He is now General Manager at ST-Up, a 18-month accelerator program for hardware startups in Tel Aviv, that he founded in January 2018.

Ouriel Ohayon,

Codename Django,
Founder & CEO

Ouriel is an entrepreneur, investor & blockchain addict. He founded Appsfire SAS in 2009 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. He founded in 2006 and is known as an active Internet/Web 2.0 opinion leader, serving as one of the main contributors and editor of
He is now building Codename Django, focused on custody and cryptocurrency


Didier Toubia,

Aleph Farms,

Didier has co-founded and held key positions at several innovative medical device companies in Israel. He currently serves as the CEO of NLT SPINE, and previously co-founded and managed of IceCure Medical (TASE: ICCM). Prior to that, he was Head of Business Development at SurgiVision, and Partner- Life Sciences at Cukierman & Co. Investment House. Didier hold an Engineering degree from AgroSup Dijon (France), a Mastère degree from ESCP Europe (France) and a joint Executive MBA from Kellogg and Recanati schools of management (Israel and the USA). 


Elisabeth Kogan,

TEVA Pharmaceuticals,
Senior VP InnoTech

Born in Paris and graduated from the ECP school, Elisabeth Kogan leads the global Generic R&D department of TEVA. Her team develops with success the generic drugs brough to market on which TEVA built its success. Elisabeth Kogan also leads the development of new technologies in order to improve the way drugs are used.

Yoelle Maarek

Vice President at Amazon

Yoelle Maarek is a Vice President at Amazon, heading research for Alexa Shopping. Prior to this, she was Vice President of Research at Yahoo, guiding the research teams worldwide. Prior to Yahoo, she was the first engineering hire of Google in Israel and opened the Haifa engineering office. One of the most notable features her team launched is Google Suggest, the query auto-completion service. Before Google, she was with IBM Research, first in the US then in Israel, holding a number of technical and management positions, eventually becoming an IBM Distinguished Engineer.