Mr. Aberman joined Pluristem as Chairman & CEO in September 2005. Upon arrival he immediately changed the Company’s strategy towards cellular therapeutics. Mr. Aberman's vision to use the maternal section of the Placenta (Decidua) as a source for cell therapy, combined with Pluristem’s 3D culturing technology, led to the development of a series of unique products. Mr. Aberman has 20 years of experience in marketing and management within the high technology industry. He has held positions as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman in Israel, the USA, Europe, Japan and Korea. He has operated within high-tech global companies in the fields of automatic optical inspection, network security, video over IP, software, chip design and robotics. Mr. Aberman serves as the Chairman of Rose Hitech Ltd., a private investment company. He has served in the past as the Chairman of VLScom Ltd., a private company specializing in video compression for HDTV and video over IP and as a Director of Ori Software Ltd., a company involved in data management. Prior to that, he served as the President and CEO of Elbit Vision Systems (EVSNF.OB), which supplies inspection systems for the microelectronic industry. Mr. Aberman has served as President and CEO of Netect Ltd., specializing in the field of internet security software and was the Co-Founder, President and CEO of Associative Computing Ltd., which developed an associative parallel processor for real-time video processing. He has also served as Chairman of Display Inspection Systems Inc., specializing in laser based inspection machines and as President and CEO of Robomatix Technologies Ltd. (RBMXF.OB). In 1992, Mr. Aberman was awarded the Rothschild Prize for excellence in his field from the President of the State of Israel. Mr. Aberman holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel.