Harel is a seasoned executive and entrepreneur in the health care space, with an extensive and proven track record. Harel brings over 15 years of experience in leadership positions in the corporate world as well as the start-up sector, including the United States, Europe and Israel. Harel founded MEDX Ventures Group LLC in 2010, a unique investment and management firm, and serves as its Chairman.
Harel serves as the CEO & Chairman of Microbot Medical Ltd., where he co-founded the company. He is also the Chairman of XACT Robotics Ltd., a promising early stage medical device venture, and MEDX Xelerator LP, a partnership between MEDX Ventures Group, Boston Scientific, Intellectual Ventures and Sheba Medical Center. Until 2013, Harel served on the board of directors at ConTIPI Ltd., and played an instrumental role in its commercial efforts, resulting in its acquisition by Kimberly Clark Corporation in 2012.
Until 2010, Harel served as a Worldwide Group Marketing Director at Johnson & Johnson (Ethicon Inc., Somerville NJ), overseeing the company’s global strategic marketing. Prior to this, he was the Regional Marketing Manager at Johnson & Johnson (Ethicon Inc., Paris, France), responsible for the strategic marketing for Europe, Middle East and Africa. During his tenure, both companies enjoyed continuous growth in revenues and new product launches (both from internal R&D and M&A). Prior to this, Harel held several management positions in marketing and sales at Johnson & Johnson Medical Israel.
A former professional basketball player, Harel played for numerous professional teams in the Israeli and European leagues. Prior to turning professional, Harel played at Siena College for the Siena Saints, an NCAA Division I Basketball Program.
Harel is a guest speaker for management and innovation courses at leading universities in the United States and Israel, including the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Harel holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) from Siena College (USA) and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Manchester University (UK).