Professor Dov Pekelman graduated from The Technion and Stanford University and holds a PhD in Business Administration from the University of Chicago. He has lectured at the University of Chicago, the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania and at Tel Aviv University. He is currently serving as the Dean of the Arison School of Business. He serves on the Board of Directors of the IDC and is also Chairman of the IDC Corporation. He founded and ran a management-consulting firm, established several start-up companies and was the Chairman and Board Member of several large industrial corporations, including Teva, Makhteshim, Agan and Koor. He is a former member of the Advisory Committee of the Bank of Israel.