Ariela joined Ramot as VP Business Development, Life Sciences, after working at Yissum, the technology transfer company of the Hebrew University where she was a key player in the business development team, leading negotiations and executing dozens of technology license and collaboration agreements.
Ariela joined Yissum from ProChon Biotech, where she headed the business development activities initiating and establishing joint projects with major companies in the field of sports medicine, in addition to negotiating distribution deals in Europe. Prior to that she served as a marketing strategy consultant to Invitrogen Ltd., a global provider and producer of advanced tools for biological research. She established the US sales and marketing operations of QuantomiX, an Israeli company, initiating the adoption of a cutting edge innovative technology. Earlier in her career, she was a sales executive at Beckman Coulter Inc., a world leader in the production of scientific and diagnostic instrumentation for the life science markets, consulting on robotic systems for drug discovery.
Ariela holds a B.Sc. (cum laude) and M.Sc. in biophysical chemistry from Ben Gurion University and an MBA from the joint international program of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and Tel Aviv University (Kellogg-Recanati).