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An open call for Life

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet global opinion leaders in the life sciences

A series of guest lectures

Stay Ahead of the Industry

Dec 3, 16:00

The Senate Hall,  Hebrew University Jerusalem, Mount Scopus


The Jerusalem Business School and the Volvox program for life Sciences Leadership are pleased to invite you to participate in Life Sciences' Leadership Summit

The Mentors

Dr. Jeremy M. Levin


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  • Currently serves as the Chairman & CEO of Ovid Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: OVID), a member of Volvox Leaders Founders

  • Currently serves as Chairman of The Biotechnology Innovation Organization

  • Previously served as the CEO and The President of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries CEO,

  • Previously served as SVP and Executive Committee BMS which he joined from Novartis where he had served as global head of strategic alliances.

  • Serves or Served on the board of directors and CEO of various public and private biopharmaceutical companies. Was awarded The Kermode Prize for work on novel hypertension drugs, The Albert Einstein Award for Leadership in Life Sciences and recognized as one of the 25 Most Influential People in Biotechnology

Dr. Moshe Bareket

  • Director-General, Israel Capital Markets insurance and Saving Authority,

  • Previously, special advisor to Jefferies Investment Banking and other major International investment entities.

  • Former Chairman of the Board of Phoenix Holding and Phoenix Insurance, a board member of major Israeli listed companies.

  • Previously, Director Corporation Finance Division at the Israeli Securities Authority (ISA), ISA's Chief Accountant and served at Israel Central Bank.

  • Dr. Bareket was a professor at Duke University.

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Dr. Ami Appelbaum


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  • Israel Chief Scientist and Chairman of the Board of Israel Innovation Authority.

  • Possess more than 36 years’ experience in research.

  • The author and co-author of more than 50 scientific and technical publications, and holds 7 patents in the field of semiconductor equipment and processing.

Dr. Christian Policard

  • A senior member of GCA Group Euro (BDC) and a member of Volvox Founders. 

  • Previously the Sanofi member of the Worldwide Executive Committee.

  • USA territory Chairman at SANOFI and in charge of The New Activities (Corporate Venture).

  • Dr. Policard was in charge of the Business activities at INSTITUT PASTEUR.

  • Former Founder and Chairman of Cellectis and other Biotech Euro, UK, USA and Israel public companies.

  • Dr. Policard presently holds board seats at the France Biotech Assc', the Foundation for The Universite De Technologie De Compiegne and BioPontis Alliances.

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Prof. Zvi Wiener


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  • Professor Wiener is the dean of the Jerusalem School of Business Administration at the Hebrew University.

  • Expert in Finance and in risk management, financial engineering and the valuation of complex financial products.

  • Prof. Weiner consults and consulted the Israel Ministry of Finance, the Bank of Israel, the Israel Securities Authority, the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, several banks, insurance firms, pension funds, and leading law firms.

  • He was awarded the Teva Prize for research on dividend policy, various awards among others the PRMIA award for Outstanding Service and Leadership and the Rothschild Fellowship.



Dec 3


Meet & Greet / Registration


Open remarks - Mr. Zacki Tor, Turkeltaub - Volvox President - Moderator


Dr. Jeremy M. Levin

Resolve Biotechnology in the USA in the midst of a perfect storm; political, economic and technological


Dr. Moshe Bareket

Innovation at the Medical Insurance Industry - The Israeli point of view...


Dr. Ami Appelbaum

Innovation as a way of life


Dr. Christian Policard

Challenges. How Israeli Biotech Companies face when compared to European companies and How to resolve it. 


Prof.  Zvi Wiener

The role of Business Education in the modern economy.


Light Refreshment


Panel Discussion

Moderator: Prof.  Zvi Wiener


--> Nissim Darvish, M.D., Ph.D., a Senior Managing Director at Orbimed. life sciences industry veteran covering development, corporate leadership and investment management.

--> Dalia Megiddo, M.D, MBA, Leader of several venture capital funds, a Founder of BioPharma and Medtech companies among others : Chiasma, Alcobra, Bioblast ,Medingo (Sold to Roche) and more.

--> Yuval Cabilly Ph.D.,. is General Partner/Co-Founder at Israel Biotech Fund.

--> Adv. Roy Avneri M.A. Chairman Volvox NGO

--> Kobi Inbar Ph.D., Academic director

--> Lior Shaltiel Ph.D., Founder and Manager of the BioMed - MBA at the Hebrew University Business school.


The Venue

Senate Hall

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus Business School, Senate Hall 






Our Partners


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Volvox Life Sciences Leaders Summit 2019



Volvox Life Sciences
Leaders Summit 2019


December 3rd, 2019


Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Senate Hall

Registration Closed

• The conference committee reserves the right to modify the above attendees/lectures and or topics, for any reason at its sole desecration. (lectures will be provided in English others in Hebrew)