Naomi Krieger Carmy is Head of the Societal Challenges Division at the Israel Innovation. Authority. The division aims to leverage technology to create innovative solutions for significant societal challenges such as healthcare, security and food, and to improve the effectiveness of the public sector.
The division also deals with developing human capital for the knowledge-based Industry, to address Israel's shortage of skilled workers and promote diversity in the hi-tech industry.
Naomi was the founding Director of the UK Israel Tech Hub, a groundbreaking initiative by the British government to build a partnership between two countries in innovation and technology. The model has since been replicated globally. Previously, she was General Manager of STRIVE Israel – a national program to address unemployment by supporting unemployed persons from diverse demographics on a path to careers and financial independence.
Previously, she worked as an investment banker at Lehman Brothers, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and valuations for leading technology companies.
Naomi holds a Masters in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and is a fellow at Cambridge University's Centre of Science and Policy.