Compugen of Tel Aviv, Israel, has named co-founder Eli Mintz as chairman of the company’s wholly owned US subsidiary, which is headquartered in Jamesburg, NJ.
Since founding the bioinformatics company in 1993, Mintz has served as its CEO and president of its US subsidiary. Mintz will continue to serve on the parent company’s board of directors and will devote about forty percent of his time to the new chairman position.
With this change in position, Mintz will no longer be involved with the company on a full-time basis.
Mintz’ other experience includes a stint as marketing director of Orckit Communications in Israel, and eight years in the Israeli Defense Forces’ Talpiot Program. Mintz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physics, mathematics, and computer science from The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and an MBA from INSEAD, France.