Tzvia Selzer, Ph.D. – Director of Intellectual Property

Dr. Selzer combines deep technological background, was a post-doctoral fellow at Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA, and later a Senior Staff Scientist at the Weizmann Institute of Science in the department of Structural Biology. She was trained as a Patent Attorney at Webb &Co and worked as an in-house Patent Attorney at D-Pharm Ltd. and Quark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. She is a registered Israeli Patent Attorney and her practice areas include patent drafting and prosecution, patentability evaluations and freedom to operate opinions in the chemical, biological and pharmaceutical fields.

Dr. Selzer obtained her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Chemistry from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Weizmann Institute of Science.

Rivi Lev-Ari - VP, Human Resources

Ms. Lev-ari has over 15 years of experience in the HR field. She has vast knowledge in all aspects of HR, with extensive expertise in the pharmaceutical and bio-tech industry. She has held senior positions in HR management, including building HR departments, strategic planning, recruitment, training, talent management, etc. She holds a B.A. degree in Behavioral Science and an M.B.A., both from the Rishon College of Management.

Tal Vilnai - General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Mr. Vilnai has over 15 years of legal experience in corporate law, commercial law, securities law and international business transactions. Prior to joining PolyPid, Mr. Vilnai served as Associate General Counsel of Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT). Before Ceragon, he served as Legal Counsel of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT, TASE: GILT) and prior to Gilat, as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Runcom Technologies Ltd. Mr. Vilnai holds an LLB law degree from the Faculty of Law at the Tel Aviv University. He is licensed to practice law and is a member of the Israeli Bar.

Orna Blum – Legal Counsel

Ms. Blum has over 16 years of diversified legal experience in local and global life science companies. She has vast knowledge in supporting all aspects of life science companies’ operations from the early stage of research and development through regulation and clinical trials until the final stage of commercial and distribution activities including leading complex negotiations and global transactions. Prior to joining PolyPid, she was a legal counsel in Gamida Healthcare Technologies Ltd, Savyon Diagnostics Ltd, Direx Medical Systems Ltd & Initia Ltd. Ms. Blum holds LL.B and LL.M degrees from Tel-Aviv University and she is a certified mediator.

Maria Rubin – VP, Operations

Ms. Rubin has over 14 years of managerial experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
Ms. Rubin has vast experience in leading of Quality Assurance and Control activities, as well as extensive experience in quality system implementation and management , quality audits, Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs), supplier and service providers qualification and management , etc.
Maria spent 10 years at Teva Pharmaceuticals, where she held Quality Control Director position and other Quality managerial positions.
Maria holds a B.Sc in Drug Chemistry from Bar-Ilan University and an MBA from the Open University in Israel.

Olga Belotserkovsky – Clinical Development Manager

Ms. Belotserkovsky has almost 20 years of experience in clinical trials including clinical trials management. Prior to joining PolyPid, Mrs. Belotserkovsky served as a Clinical Project Manager at Quintiles Ltd. She holds an M.Sc degree in Microbiology and MHA degree from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

David Rothbard – Operations Manager

Mr. Rothbard is an experienced manager with a demonstrated record of working in the pharmaceutical industry. Skilled in chemical R&D, operational management, process optimization and process engineering, with extensive accumulated know-how in planning and implementing complex operational processes.

Mr. Rothbard spent 10 years at Perrigo API before joining PolyPid as CMC manager. He holds B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering degree and MBA from Ben-Gurion University.

Moran Cohen - Site Manager

Ms. Cohen has over 8 years of experience in private Hi-Tech companies, such as Ramdor, HiClass and Eldor, fulfilling key positions in general administration, human resource management and recruitment. Ms. Cohen was also an assistant marketing manager of Beit Berl College. She holds a B.A. degree in Sociology and Anthropology from the Tel Aviv University.