Ziv Aviram

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Alma materBen Gurion University of the Negev
Known forMobileye management

Ziv Aviram (born in 1959) is an Israeli businessman, investor, and manager of several global companies, active Co-Chairman of OrCam device, and former President (corporate title) & CEO of Mobileye.[1]

Early life and education

Ziv Aviram was born in 1959. Following his military service in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as an Infantry Officer, he commenced Industrial Engineering and Management studies at Ben Gurion University, graduating in 1984.[2]

Business career

Aviram subsequently served as the CEO of Keter Books retail stores, and then CEO of Gali Shoes retail stores. In 1993, Aviram was appointed CEO of the “Atrakzia” Resort Park. During his tenure as CEO, Aviram led all three companies from losses to profitability.[2]

In 1999, Aviram co-founded Mobileye (together with Professor Amnon Shashua) and served as the company’s President and CEO until its acquisition by Intel Corporation. In 2010, he co-founded OrCam Technologies (also together with Professor Amnon Shashua) and served as the company’s President and CEO for 11 years.[3][4] Aviram currently serves as OrCam’s active Co-Chairman.[1]

Following Intel’s 2017 acquisition of Mobileye for US$ 15.3B, Aviram retired from the company and shifted focus on managing OrCam. That year, he became an honorary fellow of Reichman University (formerly IDC Herzliya).

Following his retirement from Mobileye, Aviram also became a consultant and investor to dozens of technology companies. Among them, he invested in REE, which develops platforms for the automotive industry;[5] Tevel, which develops fruit harvesting drones;[6] and Buildots, which provides real-time construction site management systems by analyzing images from workers’ and managers’ helmet-mounted cameras at construction sites.[7] In addition, Aviram partnered with Tidhar Company in a hotel and residential project on Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv.[8]

In 2019, Ziv Aviram co-founded MediCane Health Incorporated together with Yossi ben-Amram and Hagai Greenspoon. Aviram serves as the company’s active Chairman. MediCane is an international pharmaceutical company engaged in research and development, as well as the production and marketing of cannabis-based medications.[9]

The Aviram Family Foundation

In 2021, together with his four children, Aviram established the Aviram Family Foundation (Registered association). The Foundation (nonprofit)|foundation operates in the areas of innovation and technology, education, connection to the land and nature of Israel, science, research, and medicine.[10] In 2021, the foundation launched the "Aviram Awards - Tech For Humanity", a competition for “life-changing ideas and ventures around Israel and the Middle East”.[11]

Personal life

Aviram is a widower, father of four, and lives in Tel Aviv, Israel.[10]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Ziv Aviram". Forbes.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Congratulations to Mobileye Founder and BGU Graduate Ziv Aviram". Ben Gurion University. November 15, 2017.
  3. "Mobileye co-founder Ziv Aviram steps down with $15bn Intel deal complete". Financial Times.
  4. "Driverless-Car Outlook Shifts as Intel Takes Over Mobileye". New-York Times. August 8, 2017.
  5. "Israeli EV platform co REE completes Nasdaq SPAC merger". Globes (newspaper). July 25, 2021. {{cite news}}: Text "Globes" ignored (help)
  6. "Fruit-picking drone company raising $20 million to begin manufacturing". Calcalist. October 27, 2020.
  7. "Buildots raises $16M to bring computer vision to construction management". TechCrunch. July 30, 2020.
  8. "A new partner for Tidhar in 10 Rothschild project: Mobileye founder Ziv Aviram (in Hebrew)". Calcalist. July 1, 2020.
  9. "Israeli cannabis startup MediCane Health is looking to compete with big pharma". Calcalist. January 18, 2021.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "The Foundation". Aviram Family Foundation.
  11. "Aviram Family Foundation And Forbes Launch "Aviram Awards - Tech For Humanity": A New Competition For Start-Ups And Entrepreneurs In The Middle East". Forbes. November 1, 2021.

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