Board of Directors
Mitchell I. Dolins
Mitchell I. Dolins has been a member of the Chicago Board of Trade since 1985 and a member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange since 2001. Mr. Dolins trades derivatives on the US Treasury yield curve, eurodollars, foreign currencies as well as agricultural products. Mr. Dolins has been a prominent investor in Arineta since the Company’s establishment in 2006. He has also been an angel investor in several other development stage biomedical companies including BioSante Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Dolins received a BA in History from Vassar College and holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Dr. Jacob (Kobi) Richter, PhD
Dr. Jacob (Kobi) Richter is globally recognized for his innovation and vision in the cardiovascular field. He is a co-founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer of Medinol, a leading provider of interventional cardiology solutions. Prior to Medinol, Dr. Richter co-founded Orbotech, which develops and produces advanced equipment for inspecting and imaging circuit boards and display panels. He served as Orbotech’s head of product development and later as director of marketing and product development. Dr. Richter has worked as a post-doctoral and research fellow at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and brain research department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and served as head of the research and development department for the Israeli Air Force. Dr. Richter has a PhD in Physiology and Pharmacology from the Sackler school of Medicine in Tel Aviv University.
Over the last four decades Moshe Yanai has repeatedly revolutionized the data storage world, which seeks to reliably store the data that continues to grow exponentially in a way that it can be quickly retrieved upon user request. The first revolution he led was at EMC2, which he joined in 1987 when this was a mid-size company manufacturing memory expansion units for the mini-computer industry. Moshe was the driving force behind the Symmetrix project that turned EMC2 into the leading provider of enterprise storage systems. He repeated his success after returning to Israel in 2003, founding and building a succession of successful companies in the data storage field. His creativity is reflected in the 40 patents that he holds in the field. Moshe has also contributed to the advancement of technology research at the Technion and elsewhere, and has assisted various Israeli high-tech companies. Several young engineers that he coached presently hold key positions in the Israeli high-tech sector.
Moshe’s unique contributions have been acknowledged by his appointments as both an EMC and an IBM Fellow. Also, in 2010, he was granted the prestigious IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Information Storage Systems Award.
Ehud Dafni, PhD
Dr. Dafni has a strong background in medical imaging and especially in computed tomography (CT), where he co-invented multi-slice spiral CT, the standard CT technology used worldwide. Before founding Arineta Dr. Dafni served as VP Business Development at CMT Medical Technologies and CEO of CardioWatch Ltd. Previously he worked at Philips Medical Systems in Israel and the US, at Picker International/Marconi Medical Systems, Cleveland, Ohio, and at Elscint Ltd., Haifa, Israel. He was a faculty member at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, and a visiting Professor at the Nuclear Structure Laboratory of the University of Rochester, NY. Dr. Dafni holds a PhD in Nuclear Physics, from the State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY, and a BSc in Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.