Management Team

Shlomi Cohen - CEO

Shlomi Cohen

Chief Executive Officer

Shlomi joined OTI in August 2015. Previously he acted as the president and CEO of RayV (acquired by Yahoo!) which provided market leading online video-streaming solutions.

Prior to RayV, Shlomi was part of the global management of NICE (Nasdaq: NICE) a publicly traded billion-dollar software company, in the position of EMEA President.

Previously Shlomi held senior executive sales positions with leading technological companies including being head of the global broadband solutions division – Nokia Siemens Networks, Siemens Communications (Frankfurt: SIE), BATM Advanced Communications (London: BVC) and Eldor Computers.


Assaf Cohen, Chief Financial Officer

Assaf Cohen

Chief Financial Officer

Assaf became the Chief Financial Officer at OTI Global in 2018. Since 2015, he has served as OTI’s controller and deputy CFO and has been responsible for the company’s global finance departments.
Previously, Assaf served as company controller at Samgal Ltd., and before that served as Senior CPA at Ernst & Young.

Assaf received a B.A. in economics and accounting from the University of Haifa and is a Certified Public Accountant in Israel.


Amir Eilam - VP Research and Development

Amir Eilam

VP of Research & Development

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 operating system design for embedded products.

Amir holds a B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering from Ort Brauda College of Engineering in Israel.


Nehemya Itay - Chief Scientist

Nehemya Itay

Chief Scientist

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 Electro-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 (The Israeli Institute of Technology) and an M.Sc in electronics from Drexel University, Philadelphia.


Ye’ela Haggai-Levy, ADV.

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Before OTI, Ye’ela held the position of Legal Advisor at Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.
Prior to Zim, she served as an associate attorney at Hyman Spector & Mars, LLP, in Miami, FL and S. Friedman & Co., in Haifa, Israel.

Ye’ela holds a BA in Political Economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a Juris Doctorate (JD) from the University of San Francisco School of Law.


Sagi Nataf

Sagi Nataf

VP Operations and Engineering

Sagi has multiple years experience in Project an Operations management,
ensuring the success of global project development, through effective methodologies.
Before joining OTI, Sagi held strategic positions at Philips Medical and Soltam Systems Ltd.

Sagi holds a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering and Management,
and an MBA in Business Administration, both he graduated with honors.