Prof. Golany is a respected scholar who has played a leading role in the University’s administration for nearly two decades. He served as dean of the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management from 2006 through 2011, a period marked by significant growth in student enrollments, educational programs, research funding, and faculty recruitment. During his eight-year tenure as vice president for external relations & resource development, beginning in 2012, Prof. Golany helped expand the Technion’s global reach, resulting in a significant growth in philanthropic support to the Technion, increase in joint projects with foreign universities, more visiting delegations to the Technion, and new Technion societies. In 2019, he was appointed to his current position as executive vice president & director general.
His research is focused in the areas of Operations Management, including efficiency and effectiveness analysis, supply chain management and project management. He is also known for his work on resource allocation in counterterrorism and homeland security issues — an interest that was sparked during his service in active and reserve units of the Israel Defense Force and Reserve forces. He retired in 2005 as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Professor Golany has also served as a consultant to numerous companies and organizations in both the U.S. and Israel in diverse sectors including defense, energy, banking, manufacturing, and more.
Prof. Golany received his bachelor’s degree from the Technion in 1982, and his doctorate from the Texas McCombs School of Business of the University of Texas at Austin in 1985. The following year, he joined the Technion faculty.