A seasoned executive and entrepreneur in the healthcare space, Harel has over 16 years of experience in leadership positions in the corporate world and the start-up sector in the United States, Europe and Israel. In 2010, he founded MEDX Ventures Group, an investment and management firm with offices in the US, Europe and Israel, and serves as its CEO and Company Group Chairman. In 2015, he established MEDX Xelerator as a partnership between MEDX Ventures Group, Boston Scientific, Intellectual Ventures and Sheba Medical Center. Harel serves as CEO and Chairman of Microbot Medical Ltd. and Chairman of XACT Robotics Ltd., both promising early stage medical device companies in the MEDX portfolio.
Until 2013, Harel served on the board of directors at ConTIPI Ltd., and played an instrumental role in its commercial efforts, resulting in its acquisition by Kimberly Clark Corporation in 2012.
Earlier, Harel was Worldwide Group Marketing Director at Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson company, overseeing global strategic marketing. During his tenure, Ethicon enjoyed continuous revenue growth and new product launches, from both internal R&D and M&A. He previously led marketing activities for Ethicon in Europe, Middle East and Africa and held key management positions at Johnson & Johnson Medical Israel.
A former professional basketball player, Harel played for numerous professional teams in the Israeli and European leagues. Prior to turning professional, Harel played at Siena College for the Siena Saints, an NCAA Division I Basketball Program.
Harel is a guest speaker for management and innovation courses at leading universities in the United States and Israel.
Harel holds a BSc degree from Siena College (US) and an MBA from Manchester University (UK).