SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Dotz Nano Limited has appointed Mr Gideon Shmuel to the role of Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer and Cyprus/Australian-based Ms Kerry Harpaz as a Non-Executive Director. Both appointments are effective immediately.
Mr Shmuel is a highly-experienced CEO and senior executive with strong sales, business development and marketing expertise. He has extensive experience scaling innovative tech companies globally, and is the previous CEO of AI computer vision company Cipia and aerospace digital e-commerce platform ePlane.
More recently, Mr Shmuel is a venture partner at London-based venture capital firm Downing Ventures.
Mr Shmuel’s appointment follows a comprehensive executive search and selection process by the Board. With the appointment of Mr Shmuel, Bernie Brookes will now move back to the role of Independent Non-executive Chairman.
Dotz Nano has also strengthened the Board’s business capability, appointing accomplished executive Mrs Kerry Harpaz as a Non-Executive Director. Mrs Harpaz, LLB, has more than 17 years of experience in senior management and leadership with speciality in building large teams with a focus on coaching and mentoring to build successful cultures.
Commenting on the appointments, Dotz Nano Chairman Bernie Brookes AM said, “Gideon is an experienced CEO, with a proven record of successfully scaling global technology businesses from growth through to profitability.
As CEO, Gideon will ramp-up Dotz’s commercialisation efforts across the diagnostics, authentication and surface sanitisation solutions with his strong background in sales, marketing and business development key to converting our growing pipeline of opportunities.
“Kerry has a history of investing and supporting start-up businesses, and we’re delighted to welcome her to the Dotz Board. Her hands-on experience building a profitable business will be invaluable as we continue to fulfill our existing authentication and diagnostic orders, and secure new long-term commercial contracts across our three key target markets.”
CEO Gideon Shmuel said, “I’m excited to build on Dotz’s achievements over the past year, and look forward to commercialising the Company’s advanced technology and materials portfolio. Our technologies provide solutions to real-world challenges being faced by organisiations, governments, healthcare facilities and commercial venues globally. Dotz’s differentiated virus detection technology has a large global addressable market, enabling fast and effective SARS-CoV-2 virus testing at scale.
I see enormous potential for Dotz’s versatile end-to-end technology, which has broad applicability across multiple industries and geographies, and look forward to delivering on Dotz’s growth strategy.”
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2 Sep, 3:31 pm GMT+10 ·Disclaimer