Dr. Gal Aviv

Chief Executive Officer, BLender

Dr. Gal Aviv is a founder and CEO of BLender, a multinational P2P lending platform.  Previously, for over 10 years, he was the founding partner of ATD, the technological investments arm of the Aviv Group. Aviv received his PhD in Nano-Physics from The University of Nottingham, England, for his research on ultra-cold atoms, using atom-chips. Aviv received his Diploma (MSc) from at the atom-chip lab of Ben Gurion University for his research on quantum computation. Aviv races in competitive sailing, winning the Israeli yachting cup and has participated in international sailing events including the European championships. He led the rescue of S/Y Smadar from the Libyan/Egypt border back to Israel while sailing in Egypt with 3 friends. Aviv is an ultra-marathon runner and a seasoned cross country cyclist.