Dr. Ido Anteby


Dr. Ido Anteby joined SpaceIL as its CEO after a 30-year career at the Israel Atomic Energy Commission. He is highly experienced in technological development, the management of R&D groups and project management. In his last position he served as Deputy General Manager of the Nuclear Research Center- Negev. Ido has earned a Ph.D degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and is a graduate of the General Management Program of Harvard Business School.

Yigal Harel

VP, Head of SpaceIL Spacecraft Program

Mr. Harel has gained over 20 years of professional experience in technology leadership positions in the Israeli defense industry and has spearheaded complex cutting-edge technological programs. Team of one such program, led by Mr. Harel, won Israel’s prestigious Defense Prize for its exclusive contribution to the security of the State of Israel. Mr. Harel has worked with world’s leading corporates (Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, MBDA, SAAB, etc.), thus bringing with him a broad global understanding and multidisciplinary overview of technological systems, processes and lifecycles.  With an Aerospace Engineering degree from Israel Institute of Technology, Mr. Harel is also the co-founder of SenStation Technologies Ltd.

Oren Alkaslasy


Oren joined SpaceIL following a 22-year career in the Israel Defense Forces, serving the final 18 years in the Israeli Air Force’s (IAF) Budget Department. In his last position, as the head of the budget unit, he was responsible for the management of the IAF’s budget.Oren has acquired extensive experience in managing the budget of complex systems, finalizing large-scale transactions and outsourcing business units.He holds a BA degree in Economics and Management from the College of Management and an MBA from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Tzili (Cilli) Natanson-Koch

VP of Human Resources

Tzili is an HR professional with global expertise, of which 15 years as the Human Resources Country Manager in a global High-Tech company, leading all HR activities in Israel: HR strategy, workforce planning, compensation & benefits, talent management, leadership development and coaching, employee relations, retention and engagement, Public Relations and community relations, leading the country HR aspects in IPO and in LBO processes. Tzili holds M.Sc. degree in Organizational Behavior from the Business School of Management at Tel Aviv University. A strategic HR consultant in various industries, focusing on Management assessment, Executive and senior management coaching, Change management, Leadership and Process design.

Kfir Damari

Co Founder

Kfir is an Israeli entrepreneur, engineer, researcher, lecturer, creative, proud geek. Kfir began programming at the age of 6 and wrote wrote his first computer virus at age 11. Kfir served in an elite intelligence corps in IDF focusing on cyber security, then pursued a B.Sc and M.Sc in communication system engineering from Ben Gurion University. Damari is also the co-founder of Metapacket, a high-end cloud based security service that detects malwares and malicious activity in corporate networks. Prior to SpaceIL, Kfir led several R&D teams in various companies and held a few teaching positions in Ben Gurion University, Tel Aviv University and the College of Management.

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