Avi Luvton, Senior Director of Asia Pacific Operations, is in charge of activities involving countries in the Asia Pacific region and for developing the Authority's policy for advancing bilateral cooperation between Israeli R&D companies and foreign companies in the Asia Pacific region.
Avi is responsible for cultivating strategic relationships with dozens of governmental partners and innovation agencies, resulting in over 15 cooperation agreements with Israel. In addition to building the strategy for cooperation in industrial and innovative R&D with Asian countries, Avi also leads a variety of other activities to locate foreign partners for small and mid-size Israeli technological companies looking to collaborate and attract investments.
Prior to joining the Innovation Authority Avi held a number of management positions in Bezeq, Israel's largest telecommunications company. He served as head of Network Engineering Division of the technological department and led several central projects, such as IP/VPN, broadband internet, phone number mobility, NGN and more.
Avi holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the Open University of Israel and an MBA from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.