Nechemia (Chemi) J. Peres
With his pioneering financial and entrepreneurial background, Mr. Peres provides the Board with a forward-thinking view on financial and strategic matters.
Mr. Peres joined the Board of Directors in July 2017.
Mr. Peres serves as the managing general partner and co-founder of Pitango Venture Capital, Israel’s largest venture capital group. Pitango invests in technology companies across technology sectors, from IT to healthcare, with over 220 portfolio company investments since its inception in 1996. Mr. Peres serves on the board of directors of numerous Pitango portfolio companies. Mr. Peres is also the founder of Mofet Israel Technology Fund, one of Israel’s first venture capital funds, founded in 1992. Mr. Peres is chairman of the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation. He co-founded and chaired the Israel Venture Association (IATI—Israel Advanced Technology Industries) and he chaired the Israel America Chamber of Commerce from 2008 to 2011.
He received a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering and management and an M.B.A. from Tel Aviv University.