Li Jiange


Mr. Li is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Sun Yefang Foundation. Vice Chairman, Central Huijin Investment Co., Ltd. Chancellor of Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology. He was Co-Head of Tsinghua University National Institute of Financial Research. Chairman of ShenYin & WanGuo Securities co., Ltd. Chairman of China International Capital Corporation Limited (CICC), Vice Minister of Development Research Center (DRC) of the State Council; Vice Minister of the State Council Office for Restructuring the Economic System, Vice Chairman and then Executive Vice Chairman of China Securities Regulatory Commission, Chief of Staff of the Securities Commission of the State Council. He had also worked as Deputy Director General of Policy Research Office of the State Planning Commission, Deputy Director General and then Director General of the Department of Policy and Regulation of the State Economic and Trade Commission. He is concurrently Professor and Supervisor for Ph.D. students at the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Tsinghua PBCSF and School of Finance of Renmin University of China. He has been trustee of Sun Yefang Foundation of Economics and Member of its Awarding Committee since 2002. He was elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation in 2009.

Aaron Ciechanover

Special Envoy of the Technion President to GTIIT

Prof. Aaron Ciechanover was born in Haifa, Israel in 1947. He is a distinguished research professor in the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa. He received his M.Sc. (1971) and M.D. (1973) from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He then completed his national service (1973-1976) as a military physician, after which he continued his studies and obtained his doctorate degree in biological sciences in the Faculty of Medicine in the Technion (D.Sc. 1982). At that time, Prof. Aaron Ciechanover was a graduate student under Dr. Avram Hershko and in collaboration with Dr. Irwin A. Rose from the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, USA, when they discovered that covalent attachment of ubiquitin to a target protein signals it for degradation. After deciphering the mechanism of conjugation, they described the general proteolytic functions of the system and proposed a model according to which this modification serves as a recognition signal for a specific downstream protease. As a post-doctoral fellow with Dr. Harvey Lodish at the M.I.T., he continued his studies on the ubiquitin system and made additional important discoveries. Along the years it has become clear that ubiquitin-mediated proteolysis plays major roles in numerous cellular processes, and aberrations in the system underlie the pathogenetic mechanisms of many diseases, among them certain malignancies and neurodegenerative disorders. Consequently, the system has become an important platform for drug development.

Among the numerous prizes Ciechanover has received are the 2000 Albert Lasker Award, the 2003 Israel Prize, and the 2004 Nobel Prize (Chemistry; shared with Drs. Hershko and Rose). Among many academies, Ciechanover is member of the Israeli National Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Foreign Fellow), the American Philosophical Society, the National Academy of Sciences of the USA and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of the USA (Foreign Associate), the Pontifical Academy of Sciences at the Vatican, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS; Foreign Member), and the Russian Academy of Sciences (Foreign Member).  

Eliezer Shalev

Vice Chancellor

Eliezer Shalev, M.D., is Chair Professor at the Faculty of Medicine at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. He received his MD from the Technion and is regarded as one of Israel's leading experts in obstetrics and gynecology.


Dr. Shalev has held the Technion’s administrative position of dean of medicine, as well as other distinguished positions such as chairman of the Israeli Ministry of Health's National Council for Obstetrics Gynecology, Genetics and Neonatology. President of the Israeli Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chairman of the Technological and Medical Infrastructure Advisory Committee and of the Advisory Committee for the Chief Scientist of the Israeli Ministry of Health. He also served on the Israeli Science Foundation's Advisory Committee on Medicine and the International Federation for Obstetrics and Gynecology's advisory panel on maternal and perinatal health.

Yigal Cohen

Pro-Vice Chancellor and Director General

Mr. Yigal Cohen has joined GTIIT having served in a wide range of administrative positions in the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, as a deputy director for Human Resources, acting auditor, head of the wages department and in charge of the SAP-ERP implementation project for the Human Resources module.

Mr. Cohen is a graduate of The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship program in Boston University where he studied public administration, communication and arts management. Mr. Cohen has a bachelor’s degree in economics and accounting from Haifa University. Mr. Cohen also studied law in Haifa University and music in Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London.

In his early career Mr. Cohen was a professional musician. He played in the Haifa Symphony Orchestra and served as the Director of the Rubin Conservatory of Music in Haifa.

Lin Danming

Pro-Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Professor Danming Lin was born in Shantou, China in 1962. He received his B.Sc. (1983) and M.Econ. (1989) from the Sun Yat-Sen University, and his Ph.D. (1996) from the University of Hong Kong. He also received an executive certificate (2013) from the Singularity University. Professor Lin started his teaching career in the area of business administration in Sun Yat-Sen University, and began to work in Shantou University in 1989. Prior to serving as GTIIT Pro-Vice Chancellor, he had been actively involved in the creation of GTIIT in the capacity of Vice President for International Affairs of Shantou University.


Professor Lin has presided various research projects, including those funded by the National Science Foundation of China (NSFC), the Ministry of Education (MOE) in China, and the Guangdong Provincial Natural Science Foundation. With more than 30 years of teaching and research experience, as well as more than 50 papers published in journals at home and abroad, Professor Lin had received teaching and research awards from the MOE and Guangdong Province, as well as the Li Ka-Shing Foundation Outstanding Teaching Awards in Shantou University. He also serves as a member of the European Foundation for Management Development Deans Across Frontiers Committee (EDAF C) and Vice Director of  the Chinese Institute of Business Administration.

Moshe Eizenberg

Dean of Graduate Studies

Professor Moshe Eizenberg is on the faculty of the Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, and a member of Technion's Solid State Institute and Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute. He received his BSc and PhD degrees in physics from the Technion, where he has participated extensively in academic and administrative life. Among his many activities and positions, Prof. Eizenberg served as Dean (Chairman) of the Department of Materials Engineering, and most notably as the Technion's Executive Vice President for Research. In that capacity, he was Chairman of the Board of both the Technion Entrepreneurial Incubator Company and Dimotech Ltd. (a holding company for the Technion's start-up industries), and served as Managing Director of the Technion Research & Development Foundation Ltd. In addition, Prof. Eizenberg served on the Technion International Board of Governors and the Technion Council.

Prof. Eizenberg conducts research is in the areas of electronic materials, thin films and semiconductors with the aim of developing new materials and fabrication methods to create more advanced micro- and nano-electronic devices.

Ori Lahav

Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Prof. Ori Lahav (born 1963) is a Faculty member at the Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and the head of the Environmental Engineering subdivision at GTIIT. Prof. Lahav specializes in Aquatic Chemistry and Water Treatment process development and applications. Prof. Lahav did all his three degrees at the Technion (1st degree in Agricultural Eng. in 1992, MSc in Environmental (Civil) Eng. in 1994 and PhD in Environmental Eng. in 1998) and returned to the Technion as a Faculty member in 2003 after a two-year post doc term at the University of Cape Town. His latest research interests are in reverse osmosis desalination, removal of nitrogen species from drinking and agricultural waters, aquacultural engineering and ocean resource recovery. Prof. Lahav served up until recently as the head of the Grand Water Research Institute at the Technion. He has published around 100 papers in leading peer reviewed journals and won several prizes, including the 2015 France-Israel Foundation Award for Academic Excellence in the field of Water.

To ensure that the School achieves the goal of becoming a world-class research university, GTIIT establishes a board of directors, and the Board is the highest authority of the School. The Board will achieve this goal by deciding on all important matters relating to the School, by monitoring the operations of the School including ensuring that Technion's academic standards for education and research are maintained in GTIIT.

The Board of directors consists of eight directors, four of whom shall be appointed by STU and four of whom shall be appointed by Technion. Each director shall be appointed for a term of four years and may serve consecutive terms if re-appointed. The Board has one chairperson and one vice chairperson. The right to appoint and change the appointment of the chairperson and vice chairperson for each four-year term shall be rotated between Technion and STU.

The Board shall hold at least one meeting each year. All Board meetings shall be convened and presided over by the chairperson.


The List of the Board of Directors(Update in July 2019)



Present Occupation



Party Secretary and President, Shantou University

Vice Chairperson

Uri Sivan

Technion President Elect


Jian'ge LI

GTIIT Chancellor

Peretz Lavie

Technion President


Executive President, Shantou University

Oded Rabinovitch

Technion Senior Vice Executive President Elect

Aaron Ciechanover

Special Envoy of the Technion President to GTIIT

Huiyang HUANG

Former Director of Shantou Education Bureau, Former Deputy Director of Shantou NPC Standing Committee





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