Since December 2019, a new leadership team has taken office at the Weizmann Institute of Science, with Neuroscientist Alon Chen following Daniel Zajfman as the 11th president of the Institute.
Along with the change in presidency, four new vice presidents join Professor Alon Chen in the task of leading the Weizmann Institute of Science:
- Professor Ziv Reich, Vice President
- Professor Alon Harmelin, Vice President for Administration and Finance
- Professor Roee Ozeri, Vice President for Resource Development
- Professor Irit Sagi, Vice President for Technology Transfer
“The Weizmann Institute is a world-leading research institution that generates transformative knowledge and educates the scientists of tomorrow,” said Professor Chen in his speech before the Annual International Board. “Our alumni embark on careers in high-tech and biotech, and in academia, providing the foundations of Israel’s booming economy, just as Chaim Weizmann envisioned. As we reach the milestone of seventy years since the establishment of the Weizmann Institute, I believe it’s safe to say that we have indeed lived up to Chaim Weizmann’s expectations. Perhaps we have even exceeded them.”
President Alon’s full speech text can be found here.
A full description of the new leadership team can be found here.
(Source: Weizmann Wonder Wander, 1.12.2019)