|Stanford University, MS||1977|
|Ecole nationale supérieure d'Arts et Métiers, Docteur||1976|
|ME + EE|
Eric Benhamou is the CEO and founder of Benhamou Global Ventures, LLC. Benhamou Global Ventures, started in 2003, invests and plays an active role in innovative high tech firms throughout the world.
He is an adjunct professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise at INSEAD.
He is also a visiting professor at IDC Herzliya’s Arison School of Business. He served as chairman of the board of directors of Palm, Inc. from 1999 until 2007 and as chief executive officer of Palm from 2001 until 2003.
Benhamou served as chief executive officer of 3Com Corporation from 1990 until 2000 and as chairman of the board of directors until its sale to HP in April 2010.
Previously, he held a variety of senior management positions at 3Com. In 1981, Mr. Benhamou co-founded Bridge Communications, an early networking pioneer, and was vice president of engineering until its merger with 3Com in 1987.
In 2003, Mr. Benhamou was appointed to the Joint High Level Advisory Panel of the U.S.- Israel Science and Technology Commission by U.S. Commerce Secretary Donald Evans.
He currently serves as chairman of the board of Cypress Semiconductor and as a member of the board of RealNetworks, Inc and of Silicon Valley Bancshares.
He serves on the board of directors of several privately held companies.
He is the chairman of the Israel Venture Network, a venture philanthropy organization for a stronger Israeli society.
Mr. Benhamou received a Masters degree from Stanford University’s School of Engineering.
He also holds a Diplome d’Ingénieur and a doctorate from Arts et Metiers ParisTech.