Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Major General (ret.) Yoav Har Even as President and CEO of the company.
The decision follows a unanimous vote by Rafael's Board to adopt the recommendations of the company's Search Committee and select Har Even to serve as the company's President and CEO, after careful evaluation of all the other candidates, in accordance with CEO appointment procedures of Israel's Government Company Authority.
The appointment is still pending examination of the Committee for CEO appointments and the approval of the Defense and Finance Ministers of Israel.
Maj. Gen. (ret.) Yoav Har Even is 49 years old, married and father of three children. He served in the IDF for 31 years in a variety of roles, including Commander of a reserve division, Chief of Staff of the Ground Forces Command and in his last role, as Head of the IDF Operations Branch.
Har Even graduated from the University of Tel Aviv with a B.A in Economics and Political Science and an M.B.A. with distinction. He will replace VADM (ret.) Yedidia Yaari who has served as Rafael's President and CEO for the last 10 years.