Ori Sobovitz is OurCrowd’s Head of Government Relations and Israeli Partnerships, responsible for all initiatives with government entities in Israel and abroad. Prior to joining OurCrowd, Ori served as a Board Member and Chief of Staff at the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA), earlier known as the Office of the Chief Scientist. IIA is Israel’s central agency for managing the government budget to support R&D, innovation, and technology infrastructure, including the budgeting and financing of high-risk projects and products. In parallel, Ori served as a Member of the Exemptions and Mergers Advisory Committee at the Israel Antitrust Authority. Ori has also worked at the Bank of Israel as a consultant to the Governor and the monetary committee. He served as a lecturer on Microeconomics and Macroeconomics at Ariel University and the Jerusalem College of Technology, and participated in the senior leadership program Maoz, including coursework at Harvard Business school.