​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Members of Israel Railways Ltd. Board of Directors: ​​


Michael (Micha) Maixner, CEO since June 2019

Born in 1958, he has an M.Sc. in Machine Engineering and MBA.

In his previous positions, he served as Chairman and CEO of IMCO Industries subsidiaries, CEO of Hod Assaf Industries, and CEO of Merkavim Transportation Technologies. 

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Dr. Alex Dan, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Israel Railways

Born in 1962, he has a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Tel Aviv University, M.A. cum laude in the Social Sciences  from the University of Haifa, and a Ph.D. in Education in Science and Technology from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. He is a graduate of the IDF National Defense College.

In his previous positions, he served as manager of the Coordination and Strategy Department at Israel Railways, CEO of A.D. Hadash, and the Businss Unit manager at Elbit Systems Ltd.

David Pilossof, VP Passenger Division since January 2020 

Mr. Pilossof was born in 1959. He holds a B.Sc. in Machine Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and an MBA. 

In his military service, he managed development and maintenance systems for various units of the IDF Technology and Maintenance Corps (Ordnance Corps).

Mr. Pilossof previously served as COO at Merkavim Transportation Technologies Ltd. and as the security systems maintenance plan manager at Elbit Systems Ltd.

Yehiel Toubul, acting VP Passengers Division since October 2019

Born in 1966, he has a B.A. in Social Sciences and Humanities from the Open University

In his previous positions, he served as manager of the Passenger Service Department and Manager of the Inspectors Department

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Uri Sharir, VP of Cargos since January 2015.

Born in 1975, holds a BA in Humanities and Social Sciences from the Open University.

Served formerly as Director of the Cargo Transportation Department, Division Head of Israel Railways, CEO and Director of the Education Department in the Scouts Movement.

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Moti Watero, VP Finance and Economics since July 2019.

Born in 1962, he has a B.A.  in Economics and Accounting.

He has extensive managerial experience in finance in particular and general management in particular.

He has served as CFO at Haifa Port Company, CPC-US, Israel Shipyards, and other companies. In his previous positions, he served as district manager at Leumit Health Services and CEO at CPC-US.

Vered Freund, acting VP Human Resources since August 2019

Born in 1966, she has a B.A. in Educational Consulting and an MBA.

During her military service, she served in a number of human resources position and was discharged with the rank of Lt. Col.

In her previous positions, she served as manager of human resources at Tadiran  and deputy manager of human resources at Israel Railways.

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Lior Eli, ​VP for safety, security and environmental quality since June 2017.

Born in 1972, Lior holds a bachelor's degree in emergency medicine and a master's degree in health systems management from Ben-Gurion University.

In his most recent positions he served as operations manager for Alon Tavor Dairy and was a senior department head for Tnuva, where he was in charge of safety, hygiene, health and hazardous materials for the giant Israeli concern.​

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Michael Cohen, VP of Infrastructures since September 2016.

Born in 1967, holds a BA in Law and Economics from Tel Aviv University. Formerly managed two Departments (former Districts) of Tel Aviv and North of Network and Infrastructure at Bezeq.

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Illiya Vulkov, Deputy CEO Development since July 2018.

Born 1965, M.A. in Train Engineering.

In his last position he managed the Infrastructure and Engineering Division at Maman.

In the past held senior positions in the Development Division.

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Rea Ben-Gad, acting VP Mobile Division since October 2019

Born in 1980, has a B.Sc . in Machine Engineering and MBA

In his previous positions, he served in a range of management positions at Israel Chemicals Ltd. unit Dead Sea Works

Attorney Hila Shamir, legal advisor since June 2017.

Born in 1972, holder of a B.A. in law and an MBA from Bar-Ilan University.

In her most recent position, Hila served as legal advisor for the Second Television and Radio Authority. She has also served as legal advisor and senior department head for Israel Electric – in the licensing and supervision department.​

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Avshalom Alimelech, acting manager Operations Department since August 2019

Born in 1967, he has an MBA 

In his previous position, he served as the manager of the Training Doctrine Department

Yoash Ben Yitzhak, Director of Spokesmanship and Customer Service Departments, starting December 2019.

Born in 1978, holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication and International Relations from the Hebrew University. Master of Laws from Bar Ilan University.

In his previous roles, he served as VP of Marketing and Communications at the Manufacturers Association, Marketing and Information Manager of the Packaging Recycling Corporation – Tamir.

Helit Megiddo, Company Secretary and Commissioner of Internal Enforcement since March 2015.

Born in 1974, holds an LLB from the College of Management Academic Studies and LLM from the Hebrew University. Previously she served as National Commissioner of Procedures and Commissioner of Labor Relations in Israel Railways, Assistant to the Legal Advisor of the Knesset and legal advisor of various committees in the Knesset.​​​

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Aviad Shkedi, CPA, internal auditor since January 2019.

Born in 1966, he has a B.A. in Accounting and Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an LL.B. from Bar Ilan University.

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