Executive Management

The IDE team has unparalleled experience in the global water industry, and has one of the strongest technology and project deployment groups.

Avshalom Felber
Executive Chairman
Mr. Felber has held the position of Executive Chairman of IDE Technologies since 2018. Before his current role, he was the President and CEO of the company, a position he held since 2002. He brings to the table a wealth of financial knowledge and business experience, as well as in-depth knowledge of the desalination market, in which IDE is a world leader. This combination puts him in an excellent position to promote the development of new and existing markets, as well as to advance new desalination and water treatment technologies. Prior to joining IDE, Mr. Felber was CFO at the Israel Ports & Railways Authority, and Deputy Director of the Budget Department at the Israeli Ministry of Finance. He holds a B.A. in Economics and Philosophy and an MBA, both with distinction from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Mr. Felber also participated in the Eisenhower Foundation program in the U.S. studying government, budget, transportation and capital markets.
IDE Assets
Gal Zohar
CEO IDE Assets
Mr. Zohar joined IDE in 2010 as its CFO, responsible for managing all financial, commercial, accounting, pricing and reporting matters in the Group. He is also responsible for financing of the Company's projects and those of its subsidiaries, as well as insurance control and risk management. Mr. Zohar also serves as director of subsidiaries in the Group, and takes an active part in the management of the company's BOT activity, tenders and new business development. Prior to IDE, Mr. Zohar served as VP of one of Israel’s largest gas distribution companies, where he acquired vast experience in all aspects of financial management, including fundraising, acquisitions, share issues and the handling of tenders. Mr. Zohar graduated from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem with a BA majoring in economics and accounting, after which he completed his specialization in accounting and was certified as a CPA by the Israel Auditors’ Council. He also holds an MBA from Tel Aviv University.
Lihy Teuerstein
Deputy CEO | IDE Assets
Ms. Teuerstein joined IDE in 2011 as legal representative in the Finance Department. In 2015 she established and was appointed Head of the newly established Commercial Department, and in 2016 assumed the role of Company Legal Counsel. In this position, Lihy is responsible for all commercial and legal aspects of infrastructure projects in the water desalination and water treatment market, including negotiation of complex transactions, M&A, sale of assets, DBO contracts, EPC turnkey agreements, BOT/P3 agreements. In addition to responsibility for the Company's asset management of P3, BOT projects and O&M companies, she also manages the team of experienced lawyers who staff the commercial department, and serves on the Board of Directors of the group's O&M companies. Prior to joining IDE, Lihy was employed in the International Commercial and Corporate department of a large legal firm, advising and accompanying clients in all regulatory and legal commercial aspects of their business activities. Lihy has a combined LL.B in Law and Far East Studies from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and is a member of the Israel Bar Association. She also has an MA in Sociology and Anthropology from Tel Aviv University.
VP Assets
IDE Projects
Guy Sagie
CEO IDE Projects
Guy Sagie joined IDE after 5 years as SVP of Global Operations at Netafim, the global leader in smart irrigation solutions, operating in 110 countries with 1B in annual sales. In this capacity Guy oversaw 1800 employees located in 29 subsidiaries, inclusive of 17 manufacturing facilities. Prior to his position at Netafim, Guy worked for Honeywell, a US based $38B technology company, as director of operations overseeing the operations in the Americas for Honeywell Safety Products. Previously, Guy worked at United Technologies Corporation, a $60B conglomerate as director of operations and prior as a member of the company’s exclusive 2-year operations leadership program. Guy holds a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Technion, a Master's degree in Manufacturing Engineering and an MBA, both from Boston University. He graduated cum laude from all his studies. Guy brings extensive international business experience, a thorough business understanding and significant operational capabilities.
Boris Liberman
VP & CTO Membrane Technologies
Dr. Liberman joined IDE in 1993, and held various position in the company prior to assuming his current position as VP and CTO for membrane technologies. As CTO he leads the company's R&D activities in the RO field. Dr. Liberman is responsible for several industry technological breakthroughs including the Pressure Center Design, the patented Direct Osmosis Cleaning enabling membrane cleaning without stopping the RO train, green desalination allowing desalination without the use of chemicals, and 16” membranes in a vertical array. He is extremely well known and respected in the desalination field and regularly speaks at leading industry conferences and events. Dr. Liberman holds a B.A. and M.S from the Civil Engineering Institute Rostov-on-Don, USSR and a Ph.D. from the Institute for Scientific Research in Water Supply, Moscow.
Michal Segal
VP Human Resources
Michal joined IDE after holding several senior HR and consulting positions in large-scale global companies. Michal brings over 20 years of extensive expertise in the HR field, leading HR strategies, building organizational capabilities and managing the personal & professional development of employees, while meeting business goals in full. Before joining IDE, Michal served 6 years as HR manager of eight Strauss-Elite sites in Israel. Strauss Group is an international corporation and Israel’s second-largest food and beverage company. Prior to that, Michal served as HR director of the newly created Product Division at Amdocs, spanning Israel, EMEA, US and India. Amdocs is a global leading software and services provider to communications and media companies. Michal holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Hebrew University in Economics, a Bachelor's degree in Sociology & Anthropology, and a Master's degree in Organizational Design.
Mazy Pinchusowicz
Ms. Pinchusowicz joined IDE in 2011 as Head of Finance, Treasury, Budget & Control, Risk Management and Pricing. In 2016 she assumed the role of CFO for both IDE business units – IDE Projects and IDE Assets - responsible for managing all financial, accounting, pricing and reporting matters in the Group. In this position, Mazy puts her expertise in leading global financial analysis to drive management and board decisions to good use. Mazy brings to IDE more than a decade of experience in senior finance positions in public and private global corporates and global accounting firms (BIG 4). Further, she has a track record of successful results in complex and multidisciplinary processes (e.g. IPO, global CF management, US GAAP as well as IFRS experience, multi-level budget preparation and control, ERP implementation), and extensive experience as a board member in public and private companies. Prior to IDE, Mazy served as the Controller for a large public investment company. Mazy is a certified CPA by the Israel Auditors’ Council, and holds a BA in Accounting and Economics from Haifa University, and an MBA, majoring in international taxation, from Ono Academic College.
Guy Sokol
VP Projects
Guy joined IDE in 2014 as a Senior Project Manager. Prior to his appointment as Vice President Projects in 2018, Guy successfully managed some of IDE's largest recent projects, including MED and SWRO Projects for Reliance, India and more recently, the SWRO desalination plant for Formosa in Taiwan. Before joining IDE, Guy served in various positions in Philips Healthcare and Applied Materials. Guy Sokol brings with him global experience in Engineering and Project Management, including the development of large-scale projects from the negotiation stage through execution and commissioning, management of design teams, risk management, management of procurement, budget control and management, and customer support. Guy's broad experience with different customers and cultures around the globe is reflected in his client oriented management strategy. Guy holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Tel Aviv University, and is currently participating in the exclusive executive MBA program at Tel Aviv University.
Jacky Ben Yaish
VP Engineering
Jacky joined IDE originally in 1993 as a Process Engineer. After a short break, he returned to IDE as Manager of the Detailed Design department, and before being appointed VP Engineering in 2016, he served as the company's Engineering Manager. Today Jacky bears overall responsibility for the engineering design of all IDE products, including both thermal and RO desalination, with the thermal and membrane process departments, as well as the detailed engineering, falling under his responsibility. Jacky has been closely involved in the engineering of the company's leading mega projects around the world, among them the Sorek, Carlsbad, Tianjin, and Jamnagar plants. Jacky brings 23 years of experience in desalination to the management table, from all aspects of the project – process, detailed design and project management. His across the board experience in all stages of project, from design through to commissioning and operation, provides an unparalleled understanding of complex water treatment projects. He has a broad understanding of alliancing and risk/reward compensation processes associated with alliance. Jacky is a graduate of Ben Gurion University with Bachelor and Master Degrees in Mechanical Engineering. He also has an MBA from Bar Ilan University, majoring in financing.
Sharon Grossman
VP Legal Counsel
Michael (Miki) Tramer
VP Sales & Marketing
Miki brings with him over 27 years of international experience in project management, sales, marketing and business development in the water treatment, infrastructure and desalination industry. His deep knowledge in the water treatment sector is reflected in a valuable combination of technical, commercial and project related expertise, with in-depth experience in developing large scale desalination projects. Miki consistently develops strong, successful relationships with clients and staff at all levels, and collaborates well with multidiscipline teams of engineers and scientists, to ensure business goals are met and optimal results are achieved. He holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering (cum laude) and an MSc degree in Nuclear Engineering, both from the Technion in Israel. Miki possesses sharp strategic thinking and strong analytical abilities, and is an enthusiastic communicator with excellent interpersonal and team building skills.
Gilad Cohen
CEO IDE Americas
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. In January 2017 Gilad was appointed CEO of IDE Americas, managing sales, marketing and business development activities for North and Central America. 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.