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GIVEN IMAGING LTD filed this Form 20-F on 03/17/2004
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ITEM 6. DIRECTORS, SENIOR MANAGEMENT AND EMPLOYEES

A.         DIRECTORS AND SENIOR MANAGEMENT

Our executive officers and directors and their ages and positions as of the date of this annual report are as follows:

 

Name

 

Age

 

Position

 

 

 

 

 

Executive Officers:

 

 

 

 

Gavriel D. Meron

 

51

 

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Kevin Rubey

 

46

 

Chief Operations Officer

Zvi Ben David

 

43

 

Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Yoram Ashery

 

37

 

Corporate Vice President—Business Development

Shoshana Friedman

 

50

 

Corporate Vice President—Regulatory and Medical Affairs

Mark Gilreath

 

37

 

Corporate Vice President—Marketing Strategy

Nancy L. S. Sousa

 

47

 

Corporate Vice President and President of Given Imaging, Inc.

Manfred Gehrtz

 

53

 

Corporate Vice President, General Manager for Europe

Pablo Halpern(1)

 

53

 

Corporate Vice President, General Manager for Japan and Rest of World

Sharon Koninksy

 

32

 

Director of Corporate Human Resources

 

 

 

 

 

Directors:

 

 

 

 

Doron Birger(2)

 

52

 

Chairman of the Board of Directors

James M. Cornelius(2)(3)(4)

 

60

 

Director

Michael Grobstein(2)(3)(4)

 

61

 

Director

Jonathan Silverstein(2)

 

37

 

Director

Reuven Baron

 

60

 

Director

Dr. Dalia Megiddo(3)

 

52

 

Director

Chen Barir

 

45

 

Director

Eyal Lifschitz

 

36

 

Director


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(1)

Mr. Halpern has resigned his position effective April 30, 2004.

(2) Member of our compensation and nominating committee.
(3) Member of our audit committee and independent director under Nasdaq National Market listing requirements.
(4) Outside director under the Israeli Companies Law.

Gavriel D. Meron founded Given Imaging in 1998 and has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since that time. Mr. Meron became a director in August 2002. Prior to founding us, from 1995 to 1997, Mr. Meron served as Chief Executive Officer of APPLItec Ltd., an Israeli designer and manufacturer of video cameras and systems primarily for the medical endoscopy market. From 1993 to 1995, Mr. Meron was General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of Optibase Ltd., an Israeli manufacturer of hardware and software products that compress and playback digital video and sound for multimedia applications. From 1988 to 1993, Mr. Meron was Chief Financial Officer of InterPharm Laboratories Ltd., an Israeli company listed on the Nasdaq National Market and a subsidiary of the Ares-Serono Group, a Swiss ethical pharmaceutical company. From 1983 to 1987, Mr. Meron held various management positions at the Tadiran Group, an Israeli telecommunications and semiconductor manufacturer. From 1973 to 1983, Mr. Meron served as an officer in the Israeli army overseeing the budgets of a range of military industries. Mr. Meron holds an M.B.A. from Tel Aviv University and a B.A. in economics and statistics from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

Kevin Rubey has served as our Chief Operations Officer since June 2001. Prior to joining us, from 1998 to May 2001, Mr. Rubey worked at Eastman Kodak Company, a consumer and professional photographic and information imaging company where he led manufacturing and operations for the Health Imaging Business Unit. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Rubey was Manufacturing Director of the Medical Imaging Business Unit of Imation Corporation, a U.S. information technology company specializing in data storage and color image management. Prior to that, from 1977 to 1996, Mr. Rubey worked at the 3M Corporation in a variety of positions in the health, consumer and information technology businesses. Mr. Rubey holds a B.Sc. in mechanical engineering and an M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota.


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