Catalyst Investment Team

  • Yair Shamir

    Managing Partner

    Yair Shamir is the Chairman Emeritus and Founding Partner of Catalyst Funds. In March 2013 Yair Shamir was nominated to become the Minister of Agriculture of the State of Israel. He was the Chairman of the Israel National Roads Company. He served as the Chairman of IAI (Israel Aerospace Industries) from July 2005 to July 2011. From 2005-2007, Mr. Shamir was the Chairman of Shamir Optical Industry. From 2004-2005, Mr. Shamir served as the Chairman of El Al, Israeli Airlines and lead the privatization process of the firm. From 1997- 2006, Mr. Shamir served as the CEO and Chairman of VCON Telecommunications. From 1994 to 1995, he served as CEO of Elite Food Industries. From 1988 to 1993, he served as Executive VP and General Manager of Scitex Corporation. Mr. Shamir holds a B.Sc. Electronics Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

  • Edouard Cukierman

    Managing Partner

    Edouard Cukierman is the founder and Managing Partner of Catalyst Funds. He is the Chairman of Cukierman & Co Investment House, est. in 1993 & realized more than €4 billion of corporate finance transactions. He is also the founder of Go4Europe annual conference. He serves as Chairman of BOS; European Committee "High-Tech Industry Association" in Israel. He is also a board member of Lamina Technologies, Dorimedia,, "Alliance Israelite Universelle en Israel", and Sar-El (Association that brings volunteers from all parts of the world to the IDF in Israel).

  • Boaz Harel

    Senior Partner

    Over 18 years PE sector experience
    Served as Chairman of Orex Radiography & led the exit to Kodak
    Founder of Mashik Research & Systems for Business Development Ltd., a consulting firm consisting of 70 management consultants and industrial engineers
    Served on the boards of BOS and Mediagate – Catalyst I portfolio companies