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AUTUMN 2005

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Michael Wainer—University’s First Vice President for Finance
and Business Development

The University has installed Michael Wainer, a former corporate vice president for finance (CFO) of Rafael Ltd., as vice president for finance and business development. He is the first to hold this position at the University.
Wainer served at Rafael for 16 years before joining the University. He rose through a series of management positions, having served, among others, as a financial manager of the production plant in the missiles division and as the deputy division manager for finance and control.
As CFO of Rafael for the last seven years, Wainer played a leading role in attaining the goal of changing Rafael’s status from an instrumentality of the Israeli Ministry of Defense known as the Israel Armaments Authority to a government company. In addition to managing the company's finance and control aspects, he also served as a director of Rafael's subsidiaries in the defense business and its commercial spin-offs. During his tenure there, the company’s annual sales increased by 60% to $800 million.
Prior to Rafael, he held financial positions at Rokar International (a BAE company) and at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.
A graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he earned a B.A. in economics and an M.A. in business management. Wainer, 49, is married and has three children.
"After a successful period in the defense industry, I hope to contribute from my experience to achieve the University's goals as a leading university,” he stated. “As the V.P. for finance and business development and as a director of Carmel [the University’s economic affiliate], I look forward to increasing our financial strengthen and to continued advancement of our academic development."

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The University Becomes a Little Like Annapolis (and West Point)

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Golumbic Elected Israel’s 1st European Fellow

Prof. Asher Koriat Is 1st Recipient of Prestigious German Award

Intelligence Corps Wisely Chooses the University

Sweating Before an Audience—Working to Control a Phobia

Michael Wainer—University’s First Vice President for Finance
and Business Development

Prof. Eli Salzberger Elected Next Dean of Law Faculty

University Responds to Tulane Students' Needs

A Look Back at Graduation 2005

33rd Board of Governors Opens with Song and Story

University Honors Five with Honorary Doctorate
First Egyptian to Conduct in Israel Adds Highlight to Ceremony

Social Responsibility Reflected in a Wide Pool

New Recanati Lab Dedicated

 

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