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Management

Sharon Malka
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Malka joined MediWound as CFO in April 2007.Prior to joining MediWound, he served as a partner at Varinace Economic Consulting Ltd., a full-service consulting firm and as a senior manager at Kesselman Corporate Finance, a division of PricewaterhouseCoopers Global Network (PwC). Mr. Malka’s has vast experience in business and economic consulting, including valuations, SEC filing, feasibility studies and financial&strategic planning.

Mr. Malka holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration from the Business Management College, Israel and an MBA from Bar Ilan University, Israel.

    Boaz Gur-Lavie, C.P.A., MBA
    Chief Financial Officer
    Prior to joining MediWound, Mr. Gur-Lavie co-founded Center for Digital innovation (CDI), a non-profit organization determined to improve the quality of lives by creating innovative new solutions for challenges in the space of healthy aging and digital health, while focusing on senior citizens. At the same time in early 2015, he co-founded MDClone which introduces the world’s first Healthcare Data Sandbox, unlocking healthcare data to enable limitless exploration, discovery and collaboration. Previously, he served as the chief financial officer of the stem cell Nasdaq listed company, Pluristem Therapeutics, from 2013 to 2015. He also served as the chief financial officer of STARLIMS, a Nasdaq listed company, until it was acquired by Abbott Laboratories in 2010, after which he served as the chief financial officer of Abbott’s informatics division until 2013. Mr. Gur-Lavie is a certified public accountant and received his B.A in economics and M.B.A in finance from the Ben-Gurion University in Israel.
      Lior Rosenberg, M.D.
      Chief Medical Officer

      Prof. Rosenberg was one of the founders of MediWound and has been serving as MediWound Chief Medical Officer since its inception.

      Prof. Rosenberg headed the Department of Plastic Surgery at Soroka University Medical Center in Beer Sheva, heads the unit for Cleft Lip Palate & Craniofacial deformities at Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, is a Professor of Medicine at the Ben-Gurion University Medical School in Beer Sheva and the International Society for Burn Injuries-Chairman of Disaster committee. His years of pioneering work with the product and his expertise and extensive personal ties with key opinion leaders in the field of burns and wound care form the clinical basis of MediWound’s development program. Prof. Rosenberg has given more than 100 presentations relating to NexoBrid™ at international conferences, published numerous peer-reviewed papersand led several wound care products from conception to market.

        Dr. Ety Klinger
        Chief R&D Officer

        Prior to joining MediWound, Dr. Klinger was Vice President of Research and Development at Proteologics Ltd since July 2011, where she was responsible for discovery projects in the ubiquitin system, conducted in collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline plc and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Prior to this, Dr. Klinger served for 17 years in numerous leadership positions at Teva’s global innovative R&D division and served as Teva’s Board representative at various biotechnology companies. Dr. Klinger was a key member of the Copaxone® development team. As a project leader she led the chemistry, manufacture and control, preclinical, clinical and post-marketing R&D activities of various innovative treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS), autoimmune and neurological diseases. From 2006 to 2011, as a Senior Director at Teva, Dr. Klinger was a member of Teva’s global innovative R&D management team. From 2006 to 2008, she served as the Head of MS and Autoimmune Diseases at Teva, and led the Life Cycle Management (LCM).

          Carsten Henke, B.Sc., Graduado Superior
          Chief Commercial Officer Europe

          Mr. Henke has been serving as Chief Commercial Officer for the European organization since October 2014 and is acting as the Managing Director of MediWound Germany since July 2013.

          Prior to joining MediWound, Mr. Henke held several senior management positions at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. as General Manager in Spain and as Director of Marketing and Sales in Germany. During this period, he established various sales and marketing organizations and has successfully launched and marketed pharmaceutical products. Amongst them, Copaxone®, Teva’s flagship innovative product, which became the number one prescribed MS treatment in Germany under his leadership. In his long career, Mr. Henke has worked in many additional commercial roles in Serono, Sanofi and the Merck Group.

          Mr. Henke holds a cum laude B.Sc. in European Management from the ESB Business School at Reutlingen University and a “Graduado Superior” in International Business Administration- E-4 from Comillas Pontifical University ICAI – ICADE in Madrid.

            Yaron Meyer, Adv.
            EVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

            Mr. Meyer joined MediWound as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in December 2013. Prior to joining MediWound he served as the corporate secretary of Clal Biotechnology Industries Ltd., as the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of D-Pharm Ltd, as a legal counsel of Clal Industries Ltd. and as an associate at Shibolet & Co. Advocates. Mr. Meyer has vast experience in corporate law, biotechnology field and public companies.

            Mr. Meyer holds an LL.B. degree from Haifa University, Israel.

              Andrey Kon, M.Sc.
              VP Plant Manager

              Mr. Kon has been serving as Head of Production of MediWound since its inception.

              Mr. Kon has over 20 years of experience in the biotech industry. Prior to founding MediWound he served as head of production of Omrix pharmaceuticals Inc.

              Mr. Kon holds a M.Sc. in Biotechnology from St. Petersburg pharmaceutical institute.

                Eilon Asculai, Ph.D, MBA
                VP R&D

                Dr. Asculai serves as MedWound’s Vice President, R&D since July 2007. Prior to joining Mediwound, Dr. Asculai was the Senior Director of the Pharmaceutical R&D at Perrigo Israel Pharmaceuticals. In this position, he managed all pharmaceutical development activities from initiation to submission. Dr. Asculai led a considerable senior scientific and technical staff in the process of development of generic and innovative products. During his service at Perrigo, the pharmaceutical R&D specialized mainly in topical and dermatological products and became one of the world’s leading R&D groups in this field. Prior to his last position, Dr. Asculai served for nine years, in various management positions in Perrigo in Pharmaceutical R&D.

                Dr. Asculai holds B.Sc., M.Sc. (Summa cum Laude), Ph.D in Medical Sciences, and MBA (hons.) degrees, all from the Ben-Gurion University.

                  Smadar Nestor M.Sc.
                  VP Regulatory Affairs

                  Ms. Nestor serves as MediWound’s Director of Regulatory Affairs since January 2008.

                  Ms. Nestor has over 10 years of experience in the field of international regulatory affairs. Prior to joining MediWound, she was responsible for the planning and coordinating of key regulatory activities in the pharmaceutical industry while working for CollgardBiopahrmaceuticals Ltd as a Regulatory Affairs Manager and for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd as a Regulatory Affairs Product Manager.

                  Ms. Nestor holds a B.Sc. in Pharmacy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalemand a M.Sc., with distinction, in Human Genetics from the Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

                    Nimrod Leuw, B.Sc.
                    VP Quality

                    Mr. Leuw has been serving as MediWound’s Director of Quality Assurance & Control since November 2007. Mr. Leuw has over 20 years of experience in the field of quality in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. Prior to joining MediWound, he served for 3 years as Director of Quality Assurance & Control at Prochon Biotech company and for 11 years at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd where he served in several positions in Quality Assurance.

                    Mr. Leuw holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry from Ben Gurion University, Israel

                      Keren David-Zarbiv M.Sc.
                      VP Clinical Affairs

                      Ms. David serves as MediWound’s Director of Clinical Affairs since March 2013.

                      Ms. David joined the Clinical department at MediWound 8 years ago and since then was responsible for managing global phase 2 and phase 3 studies.

                      Ms. David holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. with distinction from the Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Eengineering from the Technion -Israel Institute of Technology.

                        Roni Solomon, C.P.A., MBA
                        VP Finance

                        Mrs. Solomon joined MediWound in November 2006.Prior to joining MediWound, she served in several financial positions in private companies. Mrs. Solomon has vast experience in accounting, budgeting and financial planning & control.

                        Mrs. Solomon holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration from the Business Management College, Israel and a MBA from NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, New-York.

                          Yaron Shoham, M.D.
                          VP Medical Affairs

                          Dr. Shoham joined MediWound in January 2013.He is a practicing board-certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with a special interest in burns, wounds and reconstructions.

                          Dr. Shoham holds an M.D. degree from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and is a member of the Israeli Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, the American Burn Association, the European Burn Association and the Israeli Burn Association.