Board of Directors
President and CEO of Magal S3
Mr. Livneh serves as President and CEO of Magal since August 2009. Prior to joining Magal, Mr. Livneh served from 2007-2009 as the President and CEO of Tadiran Telecom Ltd. From 2000-2007, Mr. Livneh served as the CEO of Elgo Irrigation Ltd. From 1994 to 2000, Mr. Livneh served as General Manager at Packer Plada Ltd, Israeli largest steel manufacturer. Prior to joining Packer Plada, Mr. Livneh served as Vice President of Marketing and assistant to the President for Elisra Electronic Systems, a leading electronic warfare company. Mr. Livneh served for 12 years in the Israeli Navy, attaining the rank of Navy Commander (Lt. Col.). In 1989 Mr. Livneh was recognized by the Israeli Ministry of Defense with the country’s highest prize for excellence. Mr. Livneh has a B.A in Economics and Business Administration from Bar-Ilan University.
Chief Finance Officer (CFO) Magal S3
Mr. Ovadia joined the company in December 2009 and acts as the Senior Vice President, CFO and Corporate Secretary since March, 2010. Prior to joining Magal S3, Mr. Ovadia served for four years as Executive VP, CFO and VP of Human Resources at Haifa Chemicals Ltd.
From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Ovadia served as the CFO and VP of Operations of Elgo Irrigation Ltd. Mr. Ovadia served also as financial manager of Shapir Marine and Civil Engineering Ltd., an infrastructure and contracting company and as the financial manager of Hapach Metal Industries Ltd. an Israeli public company. Mr. Ovadia is a CPA and served as a Senior Portfolio Coordinator in Price Waterhouse Coopers. Mr. Ovadia has a BA in accounting and economics and an MBA (magna cum laude), both from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.