Brigadier General (Ret.) Yair Cohen is currently an active chairman in several Israeli startups: Agrint – Sensing Solutions Ltd, Routier Ltd and Exodus Systems Ltd. In addition, he is an advisor in Ness TSG for Intelligence and Cyber Security.
Mr. Cohen has 32 years of Military Service in the IDF. During his service, Mr. Cohen has led the main military and civilian organization in the Cyber realm as the commander of unit 8200.
After his military service, Mr. Cohen became Vice President at Elron Electronic Industries Ltd (2005-2009, Nasdaq: ELRNF), a leading Israeli holding company dedicated to building technology companies in diverse fields .
He was an active director at several companies, including Starling, Safend and 3DV Systems which were sold in Exits. In addition he was active Chairman of ECtel (Nasdaq: ECTX) that also was sold in Exit.
In the years 2009-2015 Mr. Cohen established the Cyber Division in Elbit Systems Ltd, (Nasdaq: ESLT), The largest private defense company in Israel. He was the first CEO of the Cyber Company in Elbit Systems. In the year 2016 he was CEO at PeriTech.
Since 2010 Mr. Cohen has been a director in Infinity Investment Group.
Mr. Cohen holds a BA degree (Summa cum laude) from Bar Ilan University in Arabic and History and MA (Magna cum laude) degree from ICAF, National Defense University (NDU), Washington DC, in Management of National Resources.
He is currently teaching Cyber for MA in Tel Aviv University and Bar Ilan University.