Since 2001, Dr. Shlomo Markel has been serving as Vice President at Broadcom Corp (since 2/2016 Broadcom Limited), a leading multinational fabless broadband communications semiconductor company. In his broad role in R&D, technology roadmap, M&A and investments, he reports to Dr. Henry Samueli, Broadcom’s co-founder & CTO. Dr. Markel also oversees Broadcom operations in Israel - in the last decade acquired 13 startup companies in Israel (9 in the last 5 years) growing Broadcom R&D centers in Israel to hundreds of engineers in 8 sites. After retiring from the Israeli Navy with a rank of R. Admiral, Chief of Material Command, overseeing all programs, R&D, logistics & engineering and serving in variety of advanced technology, programs and embedded computer systems’ engineering & commanding roles, Dr. Markel was Argoquest CTO, a US holding company with over 60 startup portfolios. Shlomo who holds a Technion PhD in EE was member of the Technion EC and is a member of the GoI D&O Nominee Committee.