Mr. Rami Kalish has extensive experience in venture capital and international management in the high-tech environment. Mr. Kalish has been active in the field of venture capital since 1992, and has served as Managing General Partner since that time.
Prior to founding Pitango (originally under the name Polaris), Mr. Kalish garnered rich managerial experience at high-technology firms in the U.S., Europe and Israel. He previously held sales and marketing positions at IBM and senior executive roles at Orbotech (NASDAQ:ORBK), a leading manufacturer of capital equipment for the PCB and semiconductor industries.
He earned a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Information Science from the Technion Institute of Technology.
Some of the Board of Directors on which Mr. Kalish previously served include VocalTec (VOCL), Retalix (RTLX), Optibase (OBAS), RADWARE (RDWR), and he currently serves on the Board of Directors of WeFi, Surf, ForeScout and Gamingo, among others. Mr. Kalish was, for many years, also a member of the Board of the Israel Venture Association (IVA).
Mr, Kalish is involved in community work; among his activities he is member of the advisory boards of the Technionâ€™s Yazamut-Bronica Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center and The Merage Foundation for U.S.-Israel Trade and The educational Center for Tolerance and Peace of the Hebrew Reali School in Haifa.