Oded Distel

Head of Israel NewTech @ Israel Ministry of Industry

Oded Distel is the Founder and Director of Israel NewTech, Israel’s world-renowned National Energy & Water Program at the Ministry of Economy & Industry. The pioneering program has spearheaded Israel’s water and energy eco-system since its founding in 2007. Israel NewTech brings all stakeholders – start-ups, entrepreneurs, companies, multinationals, academia, regulators, policy makers and investors – together to cooperate in order to deliver smart solutions for global challenges in the Cleantech arena. Among the department’s goals are the founding of a group and partner network to handle foreign investors, ongoing personalized support of foreign investors, and furthering Israel’s global brand.

Distel served in the Nahal brigade as a combat medic and has a BA and MBA from the School of Business Administration in Tel Aviv.