Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has appointed Brig. Gen. (ret.) Ariel Karo as EVP Marketing and Business Development.
Brig. Gen. (ret.) Karo will succeed Giora Katz, who is retiring from Rafael after a 17-year career in the company, during which he also served as Head of the Land and Naval division.
Karo, 54, joined Rafael five years ago, and has since then served as Head of the company’s Cyber and ISTAR Directorate. Prior to that, he served in the IDF for 30 years and filled various senior positions, including Head of Field Intelligence and Chief Intelligence Officer.
Rafael President and CEO Maj. Gen. (ret.) Yoav Har-Even, said Karo’s experience and vast knowledge and understanding of the defense industry and establishment in Israel and around the world will play a major role in leading Rafael’s marketing and business development activities to meet future challenges.