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Gil Golan
General Motors Corporation - Advanced Technical Center Israel (ATCI)
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Gil Golan

Company: General Motors Corporation - Advanced Technical Center Israel (ATCI)
Title: Managing Director
Location: Herzliya, Israel
Fields of operation: Digital, Technology, Science

Gil Golan is the director of General Motors’ Advanced Technical Center in Israel (ATC-I). Shortly after joining GM, Gil moved in 1999 to Michigan to attend a corporate leadership development program and returned to Israel in 2000 to be the managing director of the GM-UMIT Joint Venture. In this position, Gil was responsible for screening innovations and identifying new technologies for GM’s internal organizations (R&D Labs; Advanced Technology community and Global Engineering organizations). Gil moved back to GM North America in 2002 and became the director of Global Strategy, where he led the establishment of GM’s global R&D Network (including sites in India, China, Korea, Australia, Russia, Sweden, Canada, the Silicon Valley and Israel). He also coordinated R&D work with Governments, leading institutions, national laboratories, Hi-Tech companies and global industrial partners. As part of this role, Gil also managed GM R&D’s Global Science Office Council. Gil Golan was appointed as the site director of General Motors’ Advanced Technical Center in Israel in January 2008 and since then he continued to develop and expand the site focusing on non- traditional & new technological domain for the industry. He is also a member of GM Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) team, with oversight responsibilities for the Israeli Hi-Tech Sector, investment in local startup companies and maintaining relationship with the local VC community. Additionally, Gil has indirect responsibility to support GM’s supply-chain & local purchasing portfolio (~ $100M/year) from local vendors. Golan received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Technion, the Israeli Institute of Technology. He is a graduate of Kettering University (International) and Harvard Business School (Executive) education programs.