Giora Carni

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Carni has over 35 years of experience in the global pharmaceutical industry throughout Israel and North America. Mr. Carni has held various executive positions in the “Agis Group”, a leading Israeli pharmaceutical group. Mr Carni served as Intec Pharma CEO from 2006 until 2014 and before that he served as President and CEO of Clay Park Labs in New York for more than 10 years. He has a degree in industrial engineering from the Technion in Haifa, Israel.


Dr. Nadav Navon

EVP R&D & Operations

Dr. Nadav Navon has been with us since March 2006 and has served as our Executive Vice President of Research & Development and Operations since March 2015. Before that he served as our Vice President of Research & Development and Operations since May 2013. Prior to his service with us, Dr. Navon headed the analytical and quality assurance operations at Sharon Laboratories Ltd., a chemical company that develops and manufactures raw materials for the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries, from 2001 to 2006. Prior to that, Dr. Navon led a number of research and development projects in the Negev’s Nuclear Research Center. Dr. Navon has a Ph.D. in inorganic and analytical chemistry, and an MBA and a BSc in chemistry, each from Ben-Gurion University in Beer-Sheva, Israel.


Nir Sassi

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Nir Sassi has been our Chief Financial Officer since August 2016. Prior to serving as our Chief Financial Officer, he served as our VP Finance commencing in March 2010. Prior to his service with us, Mr. Sassi served as a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers Israel, an accounting firm, from 2002 until 2010, including two years relocation to the PricewaterhouseCoopers New York office. Mr. Sassi is a certified public accountant in Israel and has a bachelor’s degree in economics and accounting from Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva, Israel.


Dr. Anna Hotovely-Salomon

Vice President Clinical Affairs

Dr. Anna Hotovely-Salomon is serving as our VP Clinical Affairs. Prior to joining Intec Pharma, she held a position of Senior Global Clinical Project Manager at Quintiles, managed large cross-functional project teams to support Phase II/III studies. Anna also led Phases I, II and III clinical trials as Global Operational Manager in TEVA Pharmaceutical Company and prior to that she served as R&D Project Manager of Tissue Regeneration. Anna has over 18 years of experience in Biotechnology and gained considerable experience in managing Clinical Trials. Anna holds a PhD degree in Biomedical Polymers, Applied Chemistry from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.