Assaf Barnea

Former Chief Executive Officer at Hutchison Kinrot

Assaf Barnea

Assaf Barnea

Former Chief Executive Officer at Hutchison Kinrot

Biography

Mr. Assaf Barnea is Chief Executive Officer at Kinrot Ventures and Chairman at Aquarius Spectrum Ltd.Mr. Barnea was previously employed as a Director-Business Development by Comverse Technology, Inc. and a Principal by Mekorot National Water Co. Ltd.He received his undergraduate degree from The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, an undergraduate degree from Tel-Aviv University, and a graduate degree from The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya.

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Hutchison Kinrot

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83

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Former Chief Financial Officer at Hutchison Kinrot

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Chief Financial Officer at Hutchison Kinrot

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Co-Chief Executive Officer at Aquarius Spectrum Ltd.

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Co-Chief Executive Officer at Aquarius Spectrum Ltd.

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Business Development Manager at Hutchison Kinrot

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Former Business Development Manager at Hutchison Kinrot

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Former Investment Manager at Hutchison Kinrot

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Vice President, Business Development-Middle East & Africa at Atlantium Technologies Ltd.

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Research Director at Peak-Dynamics Ltd.

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Former Finance Director at Comverse Technology, Inc.

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Hutchison Kinrot
Education

IDC Herzliya is an academic institution for higher education.

Tel Aviv University (TAU) (Hebrew: ?????????? ???????? Universitat Tel Aviv) is a public university located in Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel. With nearly 30,000 students, TAU is Israel's largest university. Located in Israel's cultural, financial and industrial core, Tel Aviv University is a major center of teaching and research, comprising 9 faculties, 27 schools, 98 departments and 128 research institutes and centers. Its origins go back to 1956, when three research institutes – the Tel Aviv School of Law and Economics, the Institute of Natural Sciences, and the Institute of Jewish Studies – joined together to form the University of Tel Aviv. Initially operated by the Tel Aviv municipality, the university was granted autonomy in 1963. The university also maintains academic supervision over the Center for Technological Design in Holon, the New Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo, and the Afeka College of Engineering in Tel Aviv. The Wise Observatory is located in Mitzpe Ramon.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer
2007 - 2013

Hutchison Kinrot is the Israel-based venture capital subsidiary of Hutchison Water Israel Epc Ltd., ultimately held by Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. (HK: 13) in Hong Kong.Established in 1993 as part of the Israeli Incubator Program, the firm was privatized in 2006 by the Canadian Stern Group in cooperation with the Israeli Chief Scientist. In 2010, AguAgro Fund LP acquired Kinrot Ventures from Canada's Stern Partners Inc. and in 2013 they were acquired by Huchison Water.Hutchison Kinrot is a seed investor in water and clean-tech related technologies worldwide and is backed by an advisory board comprised of leading academicians and industry leaders. They have strategic partnerships with Mekorot (Israel National Water Corporation) and Water and Energy Technology Incubator and the L.A. City Water and Energy Department in the US.

Director-Business Development
Prior

Comverse Technology, Inc. provides software and systems for business enablement through converged billing and active customer management, mobile Internet, value-added and managed services. The company operates its business through its subsidiary company, Verint System, Inc. Verint provides Actionable Intelligence solutions and services for enterprise workforce optimization and security intelligence and Starhome, a leading global provider of mobile roaming solutions and services that maximizes revenues for mobile operators by enhancing roaming services. Its solutions provide flexible deployment models, including in-network, hosted and managed services. Comverse Technology was founded in October 1984 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Mekorot National Water Co. Ltd. provides water supply, water resource management and other solutions. It provides professional service, such as feasibility studies, project planning, pilot plant scale testing, plant design and planning, project management, plant construction and deployment, and preparation and maintenance services. The firm manages, operates, and treats various types of water resources, such as surface water, underground water, brackish water, seawater or effluents. The company was founded in 1937 and is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Chairman
Current

Aquarius Spectrum Ltd. develops cloud computing solutions for the monitoring of municipal water distribution networks and the detection of underground leaks. The firm offers AQS-SYS, a fixed solution for daily pipe monitoring and iQuarius, a lightweight mobile system for leak surveying and pinpointing that connects to a smart phone. The company was founded by Solomon David and Solomon Baruch in 2009 and is headquartered in Netanya, Israel.

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