Management Board


Prof. Moti Herskowitz

Moti Herskowitz, professor of chemical engineering and a researcher in the fields of advanced materials, catalysis and multiphase reactors, was appointed as Vice-President and Dean for Research and Development on September 2003. In this position, he is responsible for promoting and facilitating research in all its aspects. Prof. Herskowitz received his B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Davis. He joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at BGU in 1979 as lecturer and was promoted to Full Professor in 1992. Prof. Herskowitz has served as the chairman of the Department of Chemical Engineering. He established and became the director of the Blechner Center for Industrial Catalysis and Process Development in 1995 leading many of its research programs. He published over 100 papers and 14 patents based on basic and applied research. Prof. Herskowitz has been associated with Exxon (Mobil) Research and Engineering Company for more than 20 years and was a consultant for a number of companies.


Dr. Heinrich Arnold

Dr. Heinrich Arnold heads up Innovation and Laboratories at Deutsche Telekom AG with locations in Germany, Israel, and Silicon Valley. Under his leadership, a number of significant contributions to products and infrastructures have been created. A number of businesses have their origins at the Innovation Development organization as well as start-ups, such as Zimory, Yoochoose, QiSec, Spree, Schaltzeit, MisterX. Prior to this, he was involved in large-scale organizational and strategic projects. 

Before his appointment at Deutsche Telekom AG he worked for Mercer Management Consulting, now Oliver Wyman, and as a member of the management team of the German/Chinese research company Bicoll as well as Medigen. Dr. Arnold studied Technical Physics at Munich Technical University. He graduated with a Master of Science in Engineering from Stanford University, a Master of Business Research from Ludwig Maximilians Universität München and MIT, as well as a Ph.D. summa cum laude in Business Management. 

Dr. Arnold is a lecturer in Innovations Management, the author of the scientific book „Technology Shocks" on the management of radical technological change, and a member of the Innovation Leadership Advisory Boards of the School of Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He has been invited to the Young Global, European, and national Leader Forums of the BMW Quandt Foundation. Arnold is married with two sons.


Klaus Jürgen Buß

Since May 2004, Klaus Jürgen Buß has headed the Finance, Hr, Consortial, and Infrastructure unit at T-Labs and at the same time is head of the     Israeli  Office. The graduate economist studied at the Univeristy of Breman where during his studies he also set up his own business with the sale of financial software for SMEs and wrote his thesis on the comparison of financial KPRs at the London School of Economics.

He started his career in IT Controlling at Lufthansa AG in Frankurt. As an expat of the directorate for computer science, he Introduced cost accounting with SAP for North and South America when he worked in New Work. He subsequently took over as account manager at Lufthansa Systems in Frankurt. He later became commercial director for Lufthansa Flight Training (Breman/Phoenix) before going to Postdam for the ARD public service broadcaster where he took over the Finance department at the regional broadcaster ORB and the management for the television production company DOKFilm.

In 2001, Klaus Jürgen Buß was appointed CFO at Planet Internet GmbH, a subsidiary of the Dutch company KPN and managed the liquidation process, which became necessary after one year. He was then made head of Finance and Procurement at Berkom in Berlin, an R&D company with 500 employees within T-Systems, which he left in 2004 in favor of T-Labs. In 2010 and 2011, he also acted as liaison office in Tel Aviv for DTAG.


Mr. Gideon Federman

Gideon is one of the managers of Eurofund, an Israeli based Venture Capital fund. He joined Eurofund in 2002 after completing his Bachelor of Science in Communications Technologies, Summa cum laude, from New York University. He is a board member of Dan Hotels Corp., Israel's leading Hotel chain and Freiberger Compound Materials GmbH, one of the world's leading manufacturers of compound semiconductor substrates for the microelectronics and optoelectronics industries.


Mr. Netta Cohen

Mr. Netta Cohen, is the CEO of B.G. Negev Technologies Ltd. (BGN) the Technology Transfer Company of Ben-Gurion University.
BGN is responsible for the commercialization of know-how and inventions of the University's researchers. Through the development of novel University technologies and creative partnering with industry and investors, BGN brings value to the technological marketplace.
Prior to joining BGN, Mr. Cohen was the Deputy General Manager of Pharma Israel – The Multinational Pharmaceutical Companies Association. Previously, he was the Director of Finance & Business Development for Novartis Consumer Health in Israel, in which he was in-charge of the company's finances, logistics and business development. Previously, he has held a number of managerial positions at Vitamed Pharmaceutical Industries. He began his managerial career at Kibbutz Harish, where he served as its General Manager for several years. Mr. Cohen holds an Executive MBA from the University of Bradford, UK, and a B.A. in Economics from Ruppin Academic Center.


Dr. Christoph Peylo

Dr. Christoph Peylo is Vice President at the Telekom Innovation Laboratories in Berlin. He is responsible for the innovation field Cross-domain Middleware, which encapsulates the project fields “M2M Communication”, “Security”, “Home Platforms”, and “Business Web”. Under his management parts of his activities included sensor networks and backhaul of sensor data by mobile networks, the product announcement of “Smart Connect”, a home management platform which is planned to be launched in 2012 by Deutsche Telekom, only to name a few.

Prior to joining the T-Labs he worked in various positions from software engineer to managing director of a software company. He developed a platform for Deutsche Telekom which supported various channels, including AutoID techniques, for preventing counterfeiting and enabling tracking and tracing.

Dr. Peylo has studied Computer Science, Computational Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) at University of Osnabrück and acquired his Ph.D. at University of Osnabrück in the field of AI. He works at T-Labs since september 2008.

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