Elka is CEO of Carmel, Economic-Corporation, Haifa university and CEO and founder of Carmel Innovation Fund. Elka has vast experience in senior executive roles in multinational and start-up companies as well as in venture capital funds management, mainly in the healthcare areas. Elka is a board chairperson/director of global and local public and private companies, and board director of IATI-Israeli High-Tech Association. Formerly, Elka was a General Partner in Giza Venture Capital, leading successful IPOs and M&As. Prior to it, Elka served as COO at Biosense-Webster, Johnson& Johnson as well as VP, R&D and VP marketing at General Electric Healthcare.