The Chief Executive Officer shapes the strategic direction and ensures the overall efficient and effective administration of Commercialisation Australia. On 19 April 2010, Mr Doron Ben-Meir was announced as CEO of Commercialisation Australia.
Mr Ben-Meir has extensive experience in the venture capital industry and commercialisation more generally. Over the past twenty years he has been involved in numerous venture capital organisations, and has been a founder or co-founder of six start-up companies, as well as an investor, investment manager, and/or advisor to several others. Through these activities he has built a substantial network both domestically and internationally.
Mr Ben-Meir has extensive experience with innovation, commercialisation and technology across various industry sectors. Having supported and founded start-up companies he has an intimate understanding of their practical challenges, as well as what is required to make a company successful. Through his investments and advisory work he has been involved in identifying and assisting innovative companies to commercialise their intellectual property and transition through various stages of business development.
Mr Ben-Meir co-founded and was CEO of Prescient Venture Capital, and has also held the positions of Principal (Private Equity & Venture Capital) at Jagen Pty Ltd, General Manager IT&T Investments at Escor Pty Ltd and Investment Director at Momentum Funds Management, in addition to co-founding several companies including: EneSolve Pty Ltd (energy efficiency); Centricom Pty Ltd (on-line payments); Giesecke & Devrient Australasia Pty Ltd (smart card manufacturing) and Security Magnetics Pty Ltd (identification security).
His qualifications include a Bachelor of Science, and a Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (Hons) from Monash University, Melbourne. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the ANZA Technology Network.