Dr. Arie Ovadia

Managing Director

Dr. Ovadia brings 30 years of academic, practical management and investment experience in Israel and abroad. He has been involved in Shamrock’s major investments in Israel taking an increasingly active role as a board member of Koor Industries and Alternate Chairman in Tadiran Communications.

Dr. Ovadia co-leads Shamrock Israel Growth Fund and is responsible for the portfolio’s financial management and strategic direction. He serves as Chairman of portfolio companies Teva Naot and Silynx. Dr. Ovadia was involved in approximately $4 billion major Israeli M&As and financial activities, pioneering non-banking financing in Israel introduced by the Phoenix Insurance Company during his term as Chairman. In the past 8 years, Dr. Ovadia has been a director in Israel Discount Bank and the Strauss Group.

Dr. Ovadia has served on the board of the Israel Accounting Standards and the Israel Securities Authority. He holds a B.A and an MBA from Tel-Aviv University and earned his Ph.D. in economics from Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania.