Management & Board Members
Zvi MaromFounder & CEO
Dr. Zvi Marom is the founder and CEO of BATM. He started BATM in 1992 as a bootstrap and brought it to a world-class company. He holds degrees in Engineering and Medicine. Prior to establishing BATM, he was the head of the Electronic faculty of the Israeli Open University and senior consultant to several industrial and academic institutions. He graduated in excellence from the naval academy and served in combat command posts. He was awarded the Techmark “Technology Man of the Year” award from the London Stock Exchange in 2000.
Ofer Bar-Ner, Chief Financial Officer, joined BATM in 1999. From 1996 he was Chief Financial Officer of Silver Arrow LP, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems and EL-OP, and between 1989 and 1993 he was group manager in the finance Department of Elbit. He graduated in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Technion in Haifa and has an MBA and MA in accounting from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.
Peter SheldonNon-executive Chairman
Peter Sheldon OBE, JP, FCA, (69), non-executive Chairman, is a Chartered Accountant and International Business Consultant. He is a former finance director of Hambros Bank and has held positions as Chairman and Director of a number of UK publicly quoted and private companies. His quoted company appointments have included UDS Group; World of Leather; Stirling Group and Geo Interactive Media (now Emblaze). He is currently heavily involved in the charitable sector in a voluntary capacity. He has been a member of the Board of BATM since 1998 and became Chairman in October 1999. He was awarded an OBE in Her Majesty the Queen’s 2010 New Year Honours.
Gideon ChitayatNon-executive Director
Dr. Gideon Chitayat (72), non-executive director, is currently Chairman of Delta Galil Industries and Honigman. Dr. Chitayat has served as a director for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Bank Hapoalim among others. He has provided consultancy services to the Board and Vice-Presidents of Companies including Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries, Amdocs, Israel and Bank Mizrahi. He holds a Ph.D. in Business & Applied Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Business & Applied Economics from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem and joined the Board of BATM in June 2010.
Amos ShaniNon-executive External Director
Amos Shani (62), Non-executive external director, is an entrepreneur with 30 years of experience in the Semiconductors sector, with an emphasis on Processors, Networking, Audio/Video compression, Wireless multimedia as well as Systems and Consumer Electronics sectors. He is a former Division Engineering Manager for Intel, Israel. Amos holds a BSEE from Tel Aviv University and joined the Board of BATM in June 2010.