Mr Ben-Meir has extensive experience in the venture capital industry and commercialisation more generally having founded 6 companies and been an active investor in the technology space since 1999.
In 2010 he became the inaugural CEO of Commercialisation Australia and, subsequently, Director of the Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme. In 2015 he joined the University of Melbourne as the inaugural Executive Director of Research, Innovation and Commercialisation with overall responsibility for all research funding, external commercial engagements and the commercialisation of University generated intellectual property before being elevated to the Chancellery Executive in 2016 as the University’s first Vice President (Enterprise).
In November 2019 Mr Ben-Meir stepped down from his full time role at the University and is currently managing a private portfolio including several company boards, consulting activities and the establishment of new venture capital funds.
Mr Ben-Meir’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (1st Class Honours) from Monash University, Melbourne. He is also a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.