Senior Lecturer of the Master’s Program for Design at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design.
Michal is a seasoned leader, entrepreneur and educator in the fields of sustainability, design thinking, technology, entrepreneurship, change management and ground-breaking systematic thinking processes. She has a proven and rich experience in building of new businesses, using design thinking methodologies. Michal has a broad understanding of environmental and social processes around the globe and the new opportunities and needs of the modern business reality. She demonstrates the capacity to connect business thinking with design, environmental and social thinking and understanding. Michal also has a rich experience in the development of policy and thinking processes in a variety of organizations — from global corporates to public organizations. Currently, Michal specializes in using design to implement changes in the health system.
Michal served as the head of the Master’s Program for Design (M.Des) at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design until Oct. 2017 and currently she is a Senior Lecturer at Bezalel. Before she joined the academic world, Michal served as VP Operations, and was member of the founding team, at Check Point Software Technologies Inc., where she helped to bring the company from 15 employees to 1,200 employees worldwide. Later, Michal managed the "Israel 2028: Vision and Strategy for Economy and Society in a Global World" project and served as VP in a technology incubator — JVP Studio. In addition, Michal is a mentor for many startups, and serving as a consultant to incubators and accelerators. Michal studied sociology and business at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and received her M.Sc. in urban and regional planning from the Technion, in Haifa.