Harel is a seasoned executive and entrepreneur in the healthcare space, with an extensive and proven track record. Harel brings over 19 years of experience in leadership positions in the corporate world as well as the start-up sector, including the United States, Europe, and Israel. Harel founded MEDX Ventures Group in 2010, a unique investment and management firm, and serves as its Company Group Chairman.
Harel founded XACT Robotics in 2013 and serves as its Executive Chairman and President. He also serves as the CEO, President & Chairman of Microbot Medical Inc. (Nasdaq: MBOT), where he co-founded the company in 2011 and led it through its successful listing on NASDAQ in 2016. In addition, Harel is the founder and Chairman of MEDX Xelerator LP, a government supported medical devices incubator in Israel, with a partnership between MEDX Ventures Group, Boston Scientific Corporation, Intellectual Ventures, and Sheba Medical Center. 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.
Until 2010, Harel served as a Worldwide Group Marketing Director at Johnson & Johnson (Ethicon Inc., Somerville, NJ), overseeing the company’s global strategic marketing. Prior to this, he was the Regional Marketing Manager at Johnson & Johnson (Ethicon Inc., Paris, France), responsible for the strategic marketing for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. During his tenure, both companies enjoyed continuous growth in revenues and new product launches (both from internal R&D and M&A). Prior to this, Harel held several management positions in marketing and sales at Johnson & Johnson Medical Israel.
Harel was recently recognized among the Top 25 Voices in Healthcare Robotics by BIS Research and InsightMonk. He is a guest speaker for management and innovation courses at leading universities in the United States and Israel. Harel holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) from Siena College (USA) and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Manchester University (UK).