Management Team

Alex Ovadia

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Ovadia joined Check-Cap in 2013 as Chief Operating Officer, Vice President of Research and Development and as the Israeli site manager. He brings more than 25 years of experience in leading global operations and driving innovative technologies from R&D to market readiness. Prior to joining Check-Cap, Mr. Ovadia served as Global Director at Philips Healthcare, managing the CT systems branch across 3 continents, including site initiation and establishment of life science and regulatory capabilities. Mr. Ovadia also served as member of Philips Medical Israel’s management team. Within this capacity, Mr. Ovadia played a key role in forging strategic partnerships with large firms, including operational due diligence.
Prior to his position in Philips Healthcare, Mr. Ovadia served in various positions at Elbit Systems, a major global Defense Company including full accountability for aircraft and naval upgrades across US, Europe, Asia and Israel. Among his responsibilities, Mr. Ovadia interacted and negotiated with US and other governments’ officials on aspects including technical, marketing, financials etc.
He holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion Institute, Haifa, Israel.

Yoav Kimchy, PhD

Founder and Chief Technology Officer

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.

Boaz Shpigelman

Vice President of Research & Development

Mr. Shpigelman joined Check-Cap in 2012 as the Director of Development and has served as our Vice President of Research & Development since 2018. He has over 25 years of experience of which more than 15 leading the R&D efforts of innovative medical device technologies. Prior to joining Check-Cap, Mr. Shpigelman served as R&D Manager at Orsan Medical Technologies, Vice R&D Manager at GI-View, a medical company that developed a single use auto maneuvering colonoscopy. Mr. Shpigelman held various positions at Scitex/Creo as a hardware/software developer and director in the input division. Mr. Shpigelman holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.