Yaky Yanay was appointed as Pluristem’s President and Chief Operating Officer in February 2014 and prior to that served as Pluristem’s Chief Financial Officer and Secretary since November 2006, and Executive Vice President since March 2013. Before joining Pluristem, Mr. Yanay was the Chief Financial Officer of Elbit Vision Systems Ltd., a public company. Prior to that Mr. Yanay served as manager of audit groups of the technology sector at Ernst & Young Israel. Mr. Yanay is Co-Chairman of Israel Advanced Technology Industries (IATI), the largest umbrella organization representing Israel’s high tech and life science industries. Yanay is representing Israel’s life sciences industry and has served on the Board of Directors of IATI for the past three years. Mr. Yanay also founded and served as Chairman of the “The Life Science Forum”. Mr. Yanay holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in business administration and accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant in Israel.

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