Gil Shwed

Founder & CEO, Check Point, Israel

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Gil Shwed, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Gil Shwed is Check Point's Founder and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Shwed is considered the
inventor of the modern Firewall and one of the world’s most experienced experts in Cyber Security.
Mr. Shwed holds several patents, such as the company's Stateful Inspection technology and is
leading Check Point since its establishment in 1993. Mr. Shwed has received numerous accolades
for his individual achievements and industry contributions, including an honorary Doctorate of
Science from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, the World Economic Forum's ‘Global
Leader for Tomorrow’ award, the Academy of Achievement's Golden Plate Award and the “Israel
Prize” for Technology and Innovation. Mr. Shwed is a member of the Board of Trustees of Tel Aviv
University, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Youth University of Tel Aviv University and
Chairman of the Board of the “Yeholot” program – a leading non-profit narrowing educational gaps
in Israel.

 

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