BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mark Sieczkarek, Chairman
Mr. Sieczkarek has more than 39 years of leadership experience in the medical industry, including from 2006 to 2014 as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Solta Medical. Prior to its acquisition by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, and from 2003 to 2011 as President and CEO of Conceptus, prior to its acquisition by Bayer Pharmaceuticals. From 1995 to 2003, Mr. Sieczkarek held multiple roles of increasing responsibility at Bausch & Lomb ("B&L"), ultimately becoming Senior Vice President and President of the Americas region, where he was responsible for the commercial operation of all B&L businesses in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. He also served as President of the European region. Mr. Sieczkarek also held senior executive level positions with KOS Pharmaceuticals, several Bristol Myers-Squibb subsidiaries, and Sanofi Diagnostics Pasteur. Mr. Sieczkarek earned an MBA in Finance from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York and a BS in Accounting from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He also was past Chairman and CEO of NovaBay Pharma and continues to serve there as a Director.
Mr. Zarzewsky has served as the Vice President of Business Development at the Mitrelli Group (“Mitrelli”) since June 2010. He has served as the Chairman of “SMAD”, a joint venture between Mitrelli and the Harbin Government, China, since June 2011. Mr. Zarzewsky has also served as the Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Harbin Israel Fund since 2012. He has also previously served as the Vice President of marketing at Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd. (TASE: CLIS) and as the Vice President of Marketing for the Israel Postal Authority. Mr. Zarzewsky has served as a director of Excellence Underwriter House Ltd. since 2007. In 2008, he was appointed as the Honorary Economic Advisor of the Harbin Government, China. In addition, in June 2012, he was honored as an Honorary Citizen of Harbin, China. Mr. Zarzewsky holds an MA in Commercial Law from both the University of Tel Aviv and University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Zarzewsky’s qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his expertise in financial matters.
Michael Belkin, M.A., M.D.
Dr. Belkin is, and has been since 1980, a Professor, and since 2010, a Professor Emeritus, of Ophthalmology at Tel Aviv University in Tel Aviv, Israel, and the Director of the Ophthalmic Technologies Laboratory at the university’s Eye Research Institute at the Sheba Medical Center since 1997. Since 2006, Dr. Belkin also serves as a Senior Consultant to the Eye Research Institute at the Singapore National Eye Institute. He was awarded a master’s degree in natural sciences by Cambridge University, England, and received a doctorate in medicine from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dr. Belkin previously served as Director of Research, Development and Non-Conventional Warfare Medicine in the Israel Defense Forces Medical Corps. He was also the first full-time Director of the Tel Aviv University Eye Research Institute, Chairman of the Tel-Aviv University Department of Ophthalmology and the President of the Israel Society of Eye and Vision Research, of which he was one of the founders. Dr. Belkin is an author of over 250 scientific publications and 20 patents. He is an internationally recognized eye researcher and has received various research awards. His laboratory is dedicated to enabling the transfer of technologies from university-level research to clinical practice by providing expertise and facilities for laboratory, preclinical and clinical studies. He is an entrepreneur and advisor of several ophthalmic companies in the fields of lasers, optics, ophthalmic devices, pharmaceutics and biotechnology. One of his ideas, the ExPRESS miniature glaucoma shunt, is currently used worldwide. Dr. Belkin is an active, long-standing, member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Glaucoma Society and many others. He serves as chairman and member of various international and local scientific and professional committees as well as scientific journals’ editorial boards. Dr. Belkin’s qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his expertise in ophthalmic medical research, his medical experience, and his experience as an advisor to several ophthalmic companies.
Dr. Franck Amouyal
Dr. Amouyal practices as a medical and surgical ophthalmologist in Israel at Neve Tsedek Medical Center since October 2016 and Koupat Holim Clalit and Meuhedet since November 2016. From February 2016 to June 2016 he practiced as an ophthalmologist at Sourasky Medical Center, Ichilov. He conducted his residency and fellowship at the Nord Hospital and La Timone Hospital in Marseille, France, at the Lariboisière Hospital, Paris, France and in the Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, California, USA, as a research assistant. Dr. Amouyal is the author of over 10 scientific publications and is a member of the French Society of Ophthalmology (SFO) and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). He also lectures on ophthalmology to optometrists, nurses and medical students. Dr. Amouyal holds a First Cycle and a Second Cycle of Medical Studies degree from the Medical University of Purpan, Toulouse, France. Dr. Amouyal’s qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his expertise in ophthalmic medical research and his medical experience.
Mr. Keret has served as the Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director and Director of Weebit-Nano Ltd. (ASX:WBT) from August 2015 to October 2017. From October 1996 to October 2015, Mr. Keret served as the Chief Financial Officer of numerous public and private companies, including Eric Cohen Books Ltd. & Burlington English Ltd., Daimler Financial Services Israel Ltd., Pluristem Life Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:PST), M.L.L. Software and Computers Industries Ltd. (TASE:MLL), Internet-Zahav Group, Ltd. (NASDAQ:IGLD) and Top Image Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ:TISA). Mr. Keret commenced his career at Kost Forer Gabbay & Kasierer, registered public accounting firm, a member firm of Ernst & Young Global. Mr. Keret holds a B.A. from Haifa University in Economics and Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant in Israel. Mr. Keret’s qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his expertise in financial matters and his serving as the Chief Financial Officer in numerous private and public companies.