Mr. Makov is the former President & CEO of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (2002-2007). Among Israel’s most respected corporate leaders, he is widely credited with turning Teva into the world leader in generic pharmaceuticals.
Prior to joining Teva, Mr. Makov led a number of companies in various industries, and founded Israel’s first biotech company, Interpharm, which later went public in the US.
Mr Israel Makov is Chairman of SUN Pharmaceutical Industries Limited—the world’s 5th largest specialty generic pharma company and Chairman of Micromedic Technologies Ltd.—a cluster of companies engaged in cancer diagnostics.
Mr. Makov is the former Chairman of Given Imaging – the developer and world’s leading provider of capsule endoscopy and Netafim—the pioneer and global leader in smart irrigation solutions.
Mr Makov is a member of the Board of Directors of the Israel National Nanotechnology Initiative, an initiative he also helped found. He is a member of the International Board of the Weizmann Institute of Science, on the Board of Governors of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and President of the Friends of Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel. Mr. Makov is also Chairman of the Friends of Gesher Theatre, one of Israel’s leading theaters.
Mr. Makov has a B.Sc. in Agriculture and an M.Sc. in Economics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.