Oren Poleg Appointed CEO of IAI North America


October 2021 –  Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) President & CEO Boaz Levy announced the appointment of Oren Poleg as President and CEO of IAI North America (IAI NA), an IAI subsidiary.  The nomination follows the appointment of Colonel (Ret.) Amir Geva to EVP North America at IAI’s headquarters, and additional management changes recently implemented by the CEO. In his new position, Poleg will work to expand IAI’s footprint in North America, including through advancement of mergers and acquisitions to help the company grow in the world’s largest defense market.

Oren Poleg is replacing Lt. Gen. Ted F. Bowlds (USAF, Ret.), PhD., who has served as acting CEO of IAI NA since July 2020.

IAI’s President & CEO, Boaz Levy, commented, “IAI believes its success in the American market is critical. It thus takes the necessary actions to expand our business operations in the USA. IAI’s technological solutions and unique operational systems can provide the best solution to the US’ defense needs through local collaborations and direct solutions for different defense arms. I welcome Poleg onto IAI NA’s management team. His experience and familiarity with the American market, and with Israel’s defense industry, will surely prove instrumental in reinforcing and realizing IAI’s business potential in the USA.”

Oren Poleg brings extensive experience in business defense operations, along with diplomatic experience and strong ties with the US business and defense sectors. Poleg joins IAI NA following a series of key defense, government, and business roles in the USA, including service in Israel’s embassy in Washington, D.C. Poleg holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland.

Recently, IAI, Israel’s largest industrial, defense and technology company and employer of approximately 15,000 people, announced a series of appointments in the company’s executive management. The company’s growth has been evidenced by its record-breaking performance over the past two years. The first half of 2021 yielded excellent results, and the company presented record profit of USD 100 million. As such, the company seeks to strengthen its executive management in order to tackle the challenges presented by the everchanging market and to continue the company’s growth. This comes in light of changing market challenges, including technological developments, needs of clients, competitiveness and IAI’s ability to face future challenges.