Board of Directors
Neil Z. Auerbach, Board member
A private equity investor, Neil is particularly known for his leadership role in clean energy investment. He is the co-founder and CEO of Hudson Clean Energy Partners, a global private equity firm that invests exclusively in clean energy. Prior to that, while working at Goldman Sachs he co-founded the U.S. alternative energy investment business within the firm’s Special Situations Group, and led several of its most successful investments in renewable energy. He also set up and managed several other businesses at Goldman, supervising over 30 professionals in the U.S. and Europe, presiding over a $3 billion balance sheet, and working in the firm’s Debt Capital Markets and Credit Derivatives units. Neil’s earlier professional experience includes acting as Managing Director and Head of Structured Capital Markets at Barclays Capital; principal (Co-Head) of a joint venture between Morgan Stanley’s Derivatives & Debt Capital Markets groups; and tax attorney and partner at McDermott, Will & Emery. He is a member of the Leadership Council of Renewable Energy (ACORE), and sits on the Executive Committee of ACORE’s Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance. He is also a member and Commissioner on the National Commission on Energy Policy of the U.S. Council on Competitiveness, and sits on the Advisory Council of the Prince of Wales’ Rainforest Project. Neil holds a Master of Laws (LLM) from New York University School of Law, a Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York at Albany.
Kfir Avraham, Board member
Kfir is General Manager and a proud game changer at British multinational consumer goods company Reckitt Benckiser. His previous experience includes working in marketing at Procter & Gamble and at L’Oreal. After receiving his LLB from The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Kfir served as a military lawyer in the IDF. He also holds an MBA in Marketing from Tel Aviv University.
Ran Poliakine, Founder, Board member and shareholder
At the cutting edge of technology for the past 25 years, Ran has been addressing consumer needs with practical and creative solutions while making use of existing and new technologies. Widely considered to be a visionary for his ability to identify and react to trends in the consumer marketplace, Ran has been crediting with founding entire product categories, adding modern twists to reinvent outdated technologies and creating new paradigms for enhancing people’s lives across population segments and demographics. From the safe transfer and commercial viability of wireless energy to innovations in “smart” conductive textiles, washable electronics and new use cases in nanotechnology, the breadth and depth of experience in functionality and design that Mr. Poliakine has brought to bear on his many inventions is astounding. In addition to founding Powermat, Ran founded Wellsense USA, Nanox Imaging PLC and Illumigy Ltd.
Jason Glick, Board member
A highly successful entrepreneur, Jason has set up and runs multiple businesses, with a particular focus on media. He currently owns Cnaan Media Group, Israel’s largest outdoor media network; WEB3 Online Media Group; and Maxi Media Advertising Limited. He founded Village Media Group in 2007 which he still runs, and was the founder and owner of Student Village from 2001 to 2006. Prior to that, he worked as Business Manager for RSA, The IQ Business Group (Pty) Ltd. Jason holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, from the University of the Witwatersrand.