Nechemia (Chemi) J. Peres
Qualifications: 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 2017.
Mr. Peres serves as managing partner and co-founder of Pitango, Israel’s largest venture capital group. Pitango invests in technology companies across technology sectors, from IT to healthcare, with over 230 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, and a board member at Social Finance Israel. 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.
Mr. Peres is a member of the Ethics and Sustainability committee at Geox S.p.A since 2020. In 2020, he co-founded the Israel Solidarity Fund to provide economic relief to those suffering from severe economic crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
He received a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering and management and an M.B.A. from Tel Aviv University.