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SVP, Business Development
Aviv Shoher is Senior Vice-President of Business Development at Yissum with overall responsibility for the Business Development group and management of strategic initiatives. Aviv brings with him vast experience in the innovation ecosystem as a seasoned executive and entrepreneur, and has a proven track record of accelerating the success of R&D commercialization through global partnerships with various stakeholders, including multinational corporations, government, and private investors.

Prior to joining Yissum, Aviv served as CEO and founder of a number of startup companies in Israel and in the US across multiple verticals, in addition to scouting out new technologies on behalf of RAD BioMed. He also served as Director of Business Development at Captek, and as the Entrepreneur in Residence for new ventures at UIC’s Office of Technology Management, as well as a founding member of the digital health forum at the Gertner Institute.

Aviv earned his MBA with a focus on Health Enterprise Management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. In addition, he holds a Law degree, magna cum laude, and a BA in Economics from Tel Aviv University.
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