Miri Polachek was the Founding Executive Director of IBT from 2011-2017. She is an Israeli-American with 20 years of experience and passion in the life sciences sector. She held financial management positions at Pfizer in New York and Teva in Israel, and served as VP Finance at IntegraMed America. After more than a decade in New York, Miri moved back to Israel in 2010, and was inspired by President Shimon Peres’ vision to co-found Israel Brain Technologies in order to promote Israel’s neurotechnology industry and establish Israel as a leading brain technology hub. She holds a Masters in Health Economics from Boston University and an MBA from New York University.