Mr. Densel has served as our Chief Executive Officer and a member of our Board of Directors since August, 2015. Prior to joining Check-Cap, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Beacon Endoscopic, which was acquired by Covidien plc. Mr. Densel has a 25-year career in Life Sciences, serving in leadership capacities at BG Medicine, Dune Medical Devices, Hologic, Boston Scientific, and Genzyme Biosurgery. He holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Duke University.
Dr. Kimchy founded our company in 2005 and has served as our Chief Technology Officer since 2009. He has more than 10 years of experience in the development and management of innovative medical device companies. Before founding Check-Cap, Dr. Kimchy was an algorithm specialist and technical project leader in a government contract company, Director of Cardiovascular Research in an early-stage biomedical company and Vice President of R&D of a medical device company focusing in the field of nuclear molecular imaging technology. He received his PhD from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology.
Mr. Ovadia joined our company as Chief Operations Officer and VP of Research and Development in January, 2013. He brings 11 years of experience in managing complex R&D projects at Philips Medical. His last position was Global Manager for CT systems, including Systems Engineering, Physics & Verification Engineering, Global CT Engineering staff member, and member of Philips Medical Israel management. Before joining Philips Medical, Mr. Ovadia served in various development management positions during his 10 year career at Elbit Systems.
Mr. Torem joined our company as Chief Financial Officer in May, 2010. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer at Tigo Energy Inc., a solar power energy company based in Los-Gatos, California. He also served as Vice President of Finance at Actelis Networks Inc., a telecommunication equipment company based in Fremont, California.