Our Team

Our Leadership

Ofer Sachs | CEO

Ofer is the CEO of Herzog Strategic group. He is the former Ambassador of Israel to Italy and from 2012-2016 served as the Director General of the Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute (IEICI). Ofer holds a B.Sc. in Natural Sciences and a M.Sc. in Economics, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Our Team


Nitzan is an industrial engineer and a lawyer with In-depth understanding of business Processes, manpower management, and vast experience in managing big-scale projects. Nitzan has several degrees in Industrial Engineering (B.Sc.), Law (LL.B) and Management (M.B.A).

Ido Shapira (adv.) | COO

Ido has vast of experience in project management and operations. In the past he ran operations for an information security company specializing in the Israeli and Indian markets. Until recently, Ido was working for a social educational organization promoting youth from the geosocial periphery, helping them prepare and apply to advanced technological positions.

Ben Woolf | Technology Strategy Development

Ben Woolf’s experience stems from various high-tech roles in product management, raising funds and helping companies scale internationally. Starting in banking, he later moved to Chicago for a US firm to expand operations through Europe and Asia. He then founded a corporate backed mobile technology company before moving into venture capital and consulting with later stage start-ups. Ben has a B.A in business from the UK, and Executive MBA from Kellogg Recanati Northwestern and Tel Aviv University.

RONI BAR SHALEV | Head of Innovation & Sustainability

Roni is an experienced entrepreneur, with extensive knowledge and expertise in the fields of cyber intelligence, innovation, AgroTech and the sustainable combination of the three. Roni was the co-founder and CPO of a cyber-startup, the alternate permanent representative of Israel in the United Nations World Food Programme, and an innovation and business senior analyst. Roni holds a B.A in Economics, Political Sciences and Philosophy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and an M.A in Development Sciences and International Cooperation from Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.

Yahel Halfon (Dr.) | DIRECTOR of Research

Yahel is a Behavioral Researcher and data scientist with in-depth experience as a product leader and project manager in the telecommunication and homeland security sectors. Yahel has several degrees in Statistics, Computer Sciences (B.Sc.), Economics (M.A.), and Information Systems (M.B.A. & Ph.D.).

Zack Douer (Adv.) | Strategy development manager

Zack is a technology lawyer with extensive knowledge of emerging markets. In the past he worked at McKinsey & Company in Brazil, where he specialized in innovation, as well as serving on special task force on the fuel choices initiative at the Office of the Prime Minister of Israel

Kobi Hirsh | Cyber Security Expert

Kobi is a senior cyber-security expert (CISO, CTO, international consultant) with over 30 years of experience developing and implementing strategic and practical cyber solutions for enterprises, as well as on the national-scale for the governments of Israel and Uruguay.