Karin Mayer Rubinstein has been named as CEO of the Israel Advanced Technology Industries (IATI), the result of the merger between the High Tech Industry Association (HTIA) and Israel Life Science Industry (ILSI) that was officially announced on Jan. 17. The IATI aims to be the umbrella organization of the High Tech, Life Science and Venture Capital industries of Israel and promote these industries by initiating member activities and collaborations, interacting with government agencies, and creating opportunities for new business relations in Israel and worldwide. In her most recent position, Mayer Rubinstein served as VP of Business Development and Marketing at Herzog, Fox & Neeman Law Firm. Prior to this, she was a leading Partner and Business Development director at Efrati Galili Law Firm. The chair position of the IATI will be shared by two representatives of the association’s industries: High Tech and Life Sciences. New chairmen will be elected for a 3]year term by the member assembly in July 2012 and until then the chairmen of the merged Associations will continue in their role: Aaron Mankovski, Managing General Partner at Pitango and former chairman of the HTIA, and Ruth Alon, Partner at Pitango and former chairwoman of the ILSI.