Haim Shani

The ExScite Haim Shani recently retired from his position as Director General of Israel’s Ministry of Finance, the highest non-political economic post in the government. He led key business related legislation and committees for two and a half years. Mr Shani has been in the High Tech industry for 28 years. He has lived and managed businesses in Israel, the US, Asia and Europe at IBM, Scitex, Orbotech and Applied Materials.
Haim was the CEO of NICE (NASDAQ: NICE) for eight years. He grew the company’s revenue to over $600M (a factor of 6X) through operational changes and strategic diversification. The company’s market cap grew from $100M to $2.5B during his tenure. He also managed and grew global businesses in Enterprise Software, Telecom, Semiconductor, HLS and the Printing industries.

Mr. Shani is presently the Chairman of the UK-Israel High Tech Hub sponsored by the UK government and the private sector with the objective to increase cooperation between the UK and Israel technical communities and economies.

Mr. Shani has a BSc in Industrial and Management Engineering from Tchnion, as well as an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. In 2008, Mr. Shani was selected as D&B top 10 CEOs in the country. In 2006 he was selected as Top High Tech CEO in the large corporations category my the MIL