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Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) President & CEO Boaz Levy has announced the appointment of Oren Poleg as President and CEO of IAI North America (IAI NA), an IAI subsidiary. The nomination follows the appointment of Colonel (Ret.) Amir Geva to EVP North America at IAI’s headquarters and additional management changes recently implemented by the CEO. In his new position, Poleg will work to expand IAI’s footprint in North America, including through advancement of mergers and acquisitions to help the company grow in the world’s largest defence market. Oren Poleg is replacing Lt. Gen. Ted F. Bowlds (USAF, Ret.), PhD., who has served as acting CEO of IAI NA since July 2020.

Poleg brings extensive experience in business defence operations, along with diplomatic experience and strong ties with the US business and defence sectors. Poleg joins IAI NA following a series of key defence, government and business roles in the USA, including service in Israel’s embassy in Washington DC. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland.

Recently, IAI, Israel’s largest industrial, defence and technology company and employer of approximately 15,000 people, announced a series of appointments in the company’s executive management. The company’s growth has been evidenced by its record-breaking performance over the past two years. The first half of 2021 yielded excellent results, and the company presented record profit of US$100m. As such, the company seeks to strengthen its executive management in order to tackle the challenges presented by the everchanging market and to continue the company’s growth. This comes in light of changing market challenges, including technological developments, needs of clients, competitiveness and IAI’s ability to face future challenges.