24 June 2012
Danny Yamin, CEO of Microsoft Israel, was appointed Chairman of the Technion Council, replacing Yoram Alster after nine years.
The Council serves as the guiding and deciding authority with regard to Technion matters, between meetings of the Board of Governors (the highest authority of the Technion). Among its authorities: supervision of the enactment of regulations and appointments, awarding of honorary titles, supervision of codes and procedures designed to ensure student discipline, administrative, financial and asset supervision, etc.
The Chairman of the Council is selected by the Council from among its members who are representatives of the public, including former members who have ended a maximum tenure, and as recommended by the committee appointed to search for the Chairman of the Council.
Danny Yamin, who is a Technion graduate, has been serving as CEO of Microsoft Israel since 2004. In recent years he has also served in various administrative positions in the Technion, including as member of the Council and as Chairman of the Technion alumni's '100 Club'.
Technion President Prof. Peretz Lavie: "Danny Yamin's vast management experience in a global organization is essential at a time when the Technion itself is treading deeper into the global arena. The establishment of the Technion and Cornell research campus in New York is one type of the challenges we will be contending with in the coming years, as is the advancement of the Technion in Israel. I am looking forward to working with Danny Yamin in his new role, and believe that his vast experience will in fact contribute greatly to the way we contend with the new local and global challenges".
Danny Yamin, CEO of Microsoft Israel and Chairman of the Technion Council: "I am pleased to expand my activity in the Technion, an institute which plays a major role in the State of Israel. The relationship between industry and academy is essential to both sides, and it is my hope that together with Technion President Peretz Lavie, the Technion's management and its Council members, we will continue to realize the Technion's great potential in Israel and worldwide".