Gil is an alumni of the University of Michigan (MBA), The Technion (BSc EE), and the 8200 Israeli Elite Intelligence Unit, with over 17 years of diverse experience in Business & Technology Innovation in high-tech & healthcare industries in Israel, the US, South Korea & the Netherlands, in both large corporates (Samsung, Philips) and Israeli startups.

As the Vice President and head of New Business Development & Connected Value Propositions for Digital Health at Philips since 2015, Gil has been creating new business opportunities, business models (B2B2C, B2C), and partner ecosystems, targeting consumers & patients, and enabled inorganically via partnerships, investments & acquisitions, in areas of new technologies, services, and paths to scale. Gil initiated and has been leading strategic initiatives, e.g. Insurers (EU, US, APAC), Artificial Intelligence (various companies), Subscriptions (Zuora), Telehealth (American Well – strategic global partnership & Philips’ largest ever equity investment), and repositioning of businesses into need spaces via partner ecosystems (sleep ecosystem, etc.).


Previously at Samsung Strategy & Innovation Center (Seoul, Korea), Gil initiated, conceptualized, validated, and obtained C-level buy-in for a new IoT platform (ARTIK) and new business unit for Samsung Electronics, called Samsung IoT. Previously, at the Chairman’s Office at Samsung (Seoul, Korea), Gil led a strategy team that advised Samsung Electronics’ C-level executives (Presidents, CEOs, CSOs, CTOs, etc.) on various business challenges and opportunities, enabled via partnerships, investments & acquisitions.