Gilad joined IDE in 2009 as Corporate Business Development Manager, responsible for investment evaluations and M&A activity, as well as development of new business platforms in target markets. In his position prior to IDE, as senior consultant for one of Israel’s leading management consulting firms on business competitive and corporate strategy, Gilad led the business development in South East Asia and Central Eastern Europe. In 2011 Gilad was appointed Head of IDE’s Industrial Water Treatment Business Unit, establishing this line of activity in the company. In addition, his responsibilities included the evaluation of corporate investments, management and leading of acquisition processes, and the establishment of R&D related partnerships. Gilad holds a B.Sc. in Computer Sciences and an MBA majoring in marketing management (Magna Cum Laude), both from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, In addition to Hebrew, Gilad speaks fluent English, and has a good knowledge of Italian. On a personal level, Gilad values creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, commitment, openness and leadership and brings these qualities to every position he holds.