Management Team

Shlomi Cohen - CEO

Shlomi Cohen

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Shlomi Cohen joined oti in August 2015. Shlomi was previously president and CEO of RayV, a leading developer and distributor of online video-streaming solutions, which was successfully acquired by Yahoo last year.

Prior to RayV, Shlomi was part of the global management and the president of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for NICE Systems, a publicly traded billion-dollar software company.

He previously held executive sales positions with a number of leading technology companies, including Nokia Siemens Networks as the head of the global broadband solution division, Siemens Communications, BATM Advanced Communications and Eldor Computers.


oti CFO - Yishay Curelaru

Yishay Curelaru

Chief Financial Officer

Curelaru was promoted to CFO in January 2016. Previously, he served as oti’s controller and deputy CFO since 2013, overseeing the company’s finance department. During his time as deputy CFO, Curelaru demonstrated his ability to lead and gained vast experience in the financial and accounting sector. Prior to oti, Curelaru was a senior accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Curelaru also served as a captain in the Special Forces of the Israeli Defense Forces.

Curelaru received a B.A. in economics and accounting from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and he is a Certified Public Accountant in Israel.


Amir Eilam - VP Research and Development

Amir Eilam

VP of Research & Development

Mr. Amir Eilam has been oti’s VP of R&D since 2012. Amir has been with oti since 2005, acting first as embedded software engineer, and then as manager of the Firmware and Petroleum departments. Specializing in OS design for embedded products,

Amir holds a Bsc in Electronics Engineering from Ort Brauda College of engineering in Israel.


Udi Abramovic - VP Operations

Udi Abramovic

VP of Operations

Mr. Abramovic has over 20 years of experience as a senior executive of operations in public companies as well as in start-ups. During his career he gained broad knowledge and skills in operations, logistics and IT.

Prior to oti Mr. Abramovic was VP of Global Operations at Radware (NASDAQ : RDWR), VP Operations at Broadlight (acquired by Broadcom), VP Operations at Radlan, and was member of the founding team and VP Operations at BreezCOM. His professional career Mr. Abramovic began as an Operations Manager for networking communications provider Lannet.


Nehemya Itay - Chief Scientist

Nehemya Itay

Chief Scientist

Mr. Nehemya Itay has been oti’s Vice President-Hardware Engineering since July 1995. From 1990 to 1995, he was employed by oti as a research and development engineer, and was a company director from 1991 to 1999. Nehemya is a member of the Joint Task Committee of the International Standards Organisation on standards for contactless smart cards. Prior to joining oti, he was a hardware development engineer at Electo-Galil, an Israeli manufacturer of radio frequency-based identification cards. Previously, he was a hardware electronic engineer at Elscint, an Israeli technology company.

Nehemya holds a B.Sc. in electrical engineering from The Technion (Israeli Institute of Technology) and an M.Sc in electronics from Drexel University, Philadelphia.


Arie G. Rubinstein - General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Arie G. Rubinstein

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Mr. Arie G. Rubinstein joined oti in 2010, acting first as in-house legal counsel to the company’s SmartID Division. Arie, among others, is responsible for the provision of legal services and counseling to the diverse divisions of the company and its subsidiaries by the legal department, as well as being in charge of corporate matters on behalf of the Board of Directors, and serves as company’s FCPA Officer. Prior to joiningoti Arie worked for several years for respected Israeli law firms in the private sector as a civil and commercial attorney.