5th Annual International Cybersecurity Conference

June 22nd-25th, 2015 Smolarz Auditorium, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Carmi Gillon

carmi gillon for websiteCEO of Cytegic and Former Head of the Shabak

Carmi Gillon was born in Jerusalem in 1950, and resides in Mevasseret Zion. He is married to Sari and is the father of three daughters. He has five grandchildren.

Carmi Gillon is descended from a renowned family of lawyers from the Rechavia neighborhood of Jerusalem. His grandfather, Gad Frumkin, was the only Jewish judge in the Supreme Court during the British Mandate, and was also a member of the Board of Governors of the Hebrew University from the 1930's until his death. Gillon's father, Colin, served as a State's Attorney and his mother, Saada, was the Deputy Legal Advisor to the government.

Gillon earned a B.A. in Political Science and Public Administration from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and an M.A from Haifa University. He is a graduate of the National Defense College, and of the Harvard Business School – Advanced Management Program in the US. He has also participated in courses in management and public administration at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

Mr. Gillon has had a distinguished and varied career in both public service and in the business sector:

1972 – 1996: Command positions in the Israeli Security Service (Shin Bet)

1994 – 1996: Head of the Israeli Security Service

1997 – 2000: CEO of "Avner" Insurance Corporation

2000 – 2001: CEO of the Peres Peace Center

2001 – 2003: Ambassador of Israel to Denmark

2003 – 2007: Mayor of Mevasseret Zion

2007 – 2013: Vice President for External Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2014 – the present: Chairman and CEO Carmi Gillon Ltd

2014 – the present: Chairman of CYTEGIC (Company which deals in cyber security)

2014 – the present: external Director of the Dan Hotels chain

Mr. Gillon has served on a number of Boards of Directors in the business sector, including:

Tahal (international engineering concern) – active Chairman and Director"Clal" industriesDankner InvestmentsThe Arab-Israel Bank

Member of Management of the following organizations:

Member of the Board of Governors of the Hebrew University of JerusalemMember of the Executive Committee of Beit Berel College

Gillon's book "Shabak in Tears" was published in 2000.

He is a frequent commentator on TV and radio and authors articles for the Israeli and international media. Gillon took part in the documentary film "The Gatekeepers" together with 5 colleagues – all former Heads of the Israeli Security Service (Shabak). The film was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 85th Academy Awards. Although it did not win, it has won awards at other important festivals.

Carmi Gillon has many years of experience as a lecturer in both Hebrew and English. He lectures around the world (mostly in the USA and Canada) and of course in Israel.

His lectures focus on security, politics and current affairs as well as general management, especially organizational management in times of crisis. His superlative knowledge and understanding of the Arab world, the Middle East and Israel's geopolitical situation is widely recognized.