Maxine Fassberg is Vice President of the Technology and Manufacturing Group and CEO of Intel Israel. After joining the company in 1983 as a lithography engineer, she rapidly rose to management level positions in Intel’s Kiryat Gat plant, and as Plant Manager of Fab 28. Ms. Fassberg was part of Portland Technology Development, where she was awarded a patent for the original Polyimide process. Prior to her career at Intel, she was a physics and chemistry teacher.
Born in South Africa, Maxine Fassberg is a graduate of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She holds an M.Sc. in Applied Chemistry, a B.Sc. in Physics and Chemistry and a Diploma of Education and Teacher’s Certification. She currently serves on The Hebrew University Board of Managers.
In June 2009, Ms. Fassberg was inducted into the Women in Technology International (WITI) Hall of Fame in recognition of her passionate contributions and commitment, which enable and encourage women in technology to advance in their careers. An industry leader, Ms. Fassberg is the recipient of many other prestigious honors. She was one of 14 women selected to light torches at Israel’s 66th Independence Day ceremony in May 2014. In 2012, she received the prestigious Hugo Ramniceanu Prize in Economics. She was awarded the Israel Industry Award for 2011 by the Manufacturers Association of Israel, and was identified as one of the 10 most powerful women in tech in April 2012 by CNN.
Her professional affiliations include the Israel Government Financial Advisory Board and the ICA Advisor Council to the Ministry of Economy. She serves on the Appleseeds Academy Board of Directors and the Bank of Israel Board of Directors and Executive Council. She is a former member of the Israel Prime Minister’s Round Table.