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Arie Mientkavich has served as the Chairman of our board since January 2007. In addition, he has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of RDC since January 2007 and as Deputy Chairman of IDB Holding Corporation Ltd. since May 2006.
Mr. Mientkavich has also served as a director of Given Imaging Ltd. since July 2007, as a director of NuLens Ltd. since January 2010, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gazit Globe (Development) Ltd. since July 2006, and Deputy Chairman of Gazit Globe Ltd. since May 2005. Prior to this, from 1997 through January 2006, Mr. Mientkavich served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Israel Discount Bank Ltd. and its major subsidiaries, Israel Discount Bank of New York, Mercantile Discount Bank Ltd. and Discount Management Provident Funds.
Between 1987 and 1997, Mr. Mientkavich served as Active Chairman of the Board of the Israel Securities Authority—the Israeli equivalent of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC. Prior to that, from 1979 through 1987, he was the General Counsel of the Israeli Ministry of Finance.
Mr. Mientkavich holds degrees in Political Science and Law from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem and is a member of the Israeli Bar Association.