Global Management Team

Experienced team with a proven track record

Yehuda Holtzman

CEO

In December 2019 Yehuda joined OTI as Chief Executive Officer.

Yehuda brings a wealth of experience to OTI, having successfully established, grown and sold three technology companies throughout his career. From 1998 to 2011, he was President of MobileAccess, a cellular technology company he co-founded which was acquired by Corning in 2011. Following that, he co-founded and was CEO of ExploreGate, a Big Data/AI company, and from 2016, he was CEO of Mobilogy, a provider of mobile lifecycle solutions that was acquired in 2018.

Assaf Cohen

CFO

Assaf has been Chief Financial Officer at OTI Global since March 2018.

Since 2015, he has served as OTI’s controller and deputy CFO and has been responsible for the company’s global finance departments.

Previously, Assaf served as company controller at Samgal Ltd., and before that served as Senior CPA at Ernst & Young. 

Assaf received a B.A. in economics and accounting from the University of Haifa and is a Certified Public Accountant in Israel.

Amir Eilam

VP of Research & Development

Amir Eilam has been OTI’s VP of R&D since 2012. Amir has been with OTI since 2005, acting first as embedded software engineer, and then as manager of the Firmware and Petroleum departments, specializing in operating system design for embedded products.

Amir holds a B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering from Ort Brauda College of Engineering in Israel.

Nehemya Itay

Chief Scientist

Nehemya Itay has been OTI’s Vice President-Hardware Engineering since July 1995. From 1990 to 1995, he was employed by OTI as a research and development engineer, and was a company director from 1991 to 1999. Nehemya is a member of the Joint Task Committee of the International Standards Organisation on standards for contactless smart cards. Prior to joining OTI, he was a hardware development engineer at Electro-Galil, an Israeli manufacturer of radio frequency-based identification cards. Previously, he was a hardware electronic engineer at Elscint, an Israeli technology company.

Nehemya holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from The Technion (The Israeli Institute of Technology) and an M.Sc in electronics from Drexel University, Philadelphia.

Pazit Malchi-Bodesky

VP Marketing

Pazit joined the OTI team as head of marketing in April 2020.

She was brought aboard to utilize her broad experience in international marketing to quickly revamp the company’s marketing operations and branding. Before joining OTI, she served as the CMO of Mobilicom from 2017, was marketing manager at VMware and managed product marketing at SanDisk and at Samsung Mobile.

Pazit holds a BA in Communications & Media and an MBA in Marketing, both degrees from Bar-Ilan University.

Sagi Nataf

VP Operations and Engineering

Sagi has multiple years experience in Project an Operations management,

ensuring the success of global project development, through effective methodologies.

Before joining OTI, Sagi held strategic positions at Philips Medical and Soltam Systems Ltd.

Sagi holds a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering and Management, and an MBA in Business Administration, both he graduated with honors.

Charlotte Hambly-Nuss

Managing Director OTI PetroSmart

Charlotte is a qualified attorney and notary public who left private practice in 1996 to pursue a career in the smart card industry. Charlotte was initially appointed as the Corporate Affairs Manager/Legal Advisor to OTI’s erstwhile distributor in Africa before being appointed as CEO.

After listing on the stock exchange, OTI decided to establish a subsidiary in South Africa. Charlotte was appointed as the Managing Director of OTI Africa in 1999. Charlotte was appointed as the VP Global Business Development for Petroleum Payment Solutions for the OTI Group in mid-2010 and as VP Global Petroleum Products and Payment Solutions in mid-2011.

Derek Forcher

Executive VP OTI America

Derek is passionate about transforming innovative ideas into action and assisting technology companies from concept to execution phase. He has broad sales leadership experience, a proven track record expanding accounts, and success at developing new markets.

Before joining OTI, Derek held sales and sales management positions at Mobile Device Manufacturers, Smart Cards, Mobile Payments, and Outsourced Custom Software Development and Platform Engineering Services companies.

Agnieszka Swiatly

Managing Director OTI Europa

Agnieszka has experience-driven expertise in global developing Fintech markets and corporate business strategy within Central/Eastern Europe.

Before joining OTI Europa, Agnieszka was Head of Business Development & Board Advisor at MCX Telecom and Head of Sales CEE Region at NCR Corporation (the owner of Retalix).

She holds an MA, in Business and Administration Postgraduate, Finance, and Management from The University of Warsaw.

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