Nachum “Homi” Shamir , President and CEO, Given Imaging has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the AICCSE Tom Glaser Leadership Award. Mr. Shamir has served Given Imaging since April 2006. Prior to Given Imaging, Mr. Shamir has served in senior executive capacities with Eastman Kodak and Scitex Corporation.
Mr. Shamir is a deserving awardee for his visionary corporate leadership, community responsibility and active support of the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce Southeast Region.
Given Imaging is an Israeli medical technology company that manufactures and markets diagnostic products for the visualization and detection of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. Given Imaging is a GI medical device company and a pioneer in the sphere of capsule endoscopy, the “PillCam”.
The idea for the solution was developed by founder Dr. Gabi Iddan while working in the missile division of Rafael, where he envisioned that missile technology could be miniaturized to create a medical product.
During a technology and trade mission led by Governor Roy Barnes and planned by AICCSE, Given Imaging along with five other companies announced they would open their U.S. Headquarters in Georgia (Duluth, Georgia). Given Imaging headquarters is located in Yokneam, the partnership community of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta.
It was recently announced that Covidien , a $10 billion global healthcare products leader dedicated to innovation and long-term growth with 38,000 employees in 70 countries, had entered into an agreement to acquire Given Imaging for a reported M$860 million dollars.
AICCSE leadership created the Tom Glaser Leadership Award honoring his inspirational leadership serving as a strong leader for 22 years while furthering the cause of US Southeast-Israel business and economic relationships. Tom Glaser pioneered the “art of the deal”.
Under Tom Glaser’s leadership, the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Region is widely recognized as the leading private organization in the United States driving bilateral economic relationships between Israeli and US companies; He has led by example and has shown to all who know him to be an exemplary Chamber President and community ambassador.
Following his retirement in 2013, Tom Glaser left a legacy of hard work, organization, passion for Israel and unparalleled relationship building.