New Appointments to the Technion Council

The Council of the Technion, chaired by Danny Yamin, CEO of Microsoft Israel, appointed three new members from the public sector to the Committee.

Dana Maor, CEO of McKinsey & Co. Tel-Aviv Office, holding an MBA from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and graduate of Technion’s Faculty of Computer Science. Between the years 1998-2008, Maor worked at the McKinsey New York offices as a consultant for giant American conglomerates, and in 2006, became a partner in the Consulting Group.

Pinhas Buchris, CEO of Oil Refineries Ltd. (ORL) – in Hebrew Bazan, served as commanding officer for the 8200 Unit holding the position of Brigadier General, and as the General Manager of the Israeli Ministry of Defense. When he was relieved of his duties in the IDF, Buchris became a partner in the APEX Investment Fund in Israel and held the position of Director of various public companies. Buchris completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at the Harvard University Business School, graduated from the MBA program of the Israel Branch of the University of Derby Business School, and received his B.Sc. from Technion’s Faculty of Computer Science.

Itzik Torgeman, CEO/Executive Vice President and General Director of the Rashi Foundation, Colonel in the IDF Reserves Corps, served as electronic engineer in a number of technology and administrative roles in the Research and Development Unit of the Intelligence Corps. For his many initiatives and achievments Torgeman was awarded the Israel Security Award in 1988 and the Head of IDF Intelligence Prize for Creative Thinking in 1999, and in 2003 he was awarded an honorary fellowship from the Technion. Torgeman holds a B.Sc. in electrical and electronics engineering, an MBA from the Ben-Gurion University of Beer Sheva/ the Negev, and holds an M.Sc. in Quality Assurance and Reliability from Technion’s Department of Nuclear Engineering.

Danny Yamin, CEO of Microsoft Israel and Chairperson of the Steering Committee of the Technion: “We are filling Technion’s Steering Committee with well-known champions in the Israeli public sector. The future of the country is increasingly hinged on quality technological education, and there is no doubt in my mind that the experience, knowledge and skills of our three new members will contribute greatly to the influence and future of the Technion, and to the scope and quality of its graduates. I congratulate Dana Maor, Pinhas Buchris, and Itzik Torgeman on their appointment to the Committee, and wish them all the best in their new roles they have agreed to take on.”