CFO GUEST: Galit Yaakobovitz of AmyriAD
Yaakobovitz: I think it’s also a part of my personality. Uh, I like the journey, and I’ll tell you about my personal life later, but, uh, I, I like to enjoy the journey. And if I’m, uh, in a certain path and I enjoy it, I don’t really care about, you know, 10 years from now, I’m, I’m focused on the journey that I’m in right now. And, uh, of course, I always have aspirations. I always, uh, saw myself in the future as a cfo, but it wasn’t a target that I said I have to be a C F O in five years. I, it wasn’t never, it was never like this. I said, okay, this is the path that I’m taking and I want to explore this, and I want to explore that, and I want to learn. And if I become a cfo, that’s great, and if I don’t, that’s also great.Read More
And, uh, I’m happy that, uh, you know, our CEO provided me this opportunity to collaborate with her and, um, and bring all my experience, uh, from my past to this point. And, uh, I keep learning. And it’s not, uh, you’re never ready for your next job because there is always something new that you have to learn, right? But you have the tools and you have the skills, and, uh, you have to be open-minded and never be afraid to take risks. You can talk about it so I can touch, I can start with this. Um, so, uh, I was blessed to work with very strong and, uh, successful, uh, woman through my career, uh, leadership, uh, as, as well as men. So, uh, actually it’s I think 50 50, um, back at, uh, at, uh, systems. It was a woman corporate controller, and that was, uh, one of my earliest, uh, career, uh, uh, jobs.
And, uh, she was fabulous and, uh, she opened the door for me for the relocation and for other things that she always pushed me to, to, you know, take up risks and don’t be afraid of the unknown. Uh, later on at SanDisk, the cfo, f I wasn’t reporting the directly to her, but the CFO is, was a woman, uh, of this worldwide, uh, fortune 500 company. And she was an exampler of example of, uh, really thought leadership. And, uh, she’s al she, you could always talk to her when she was passing by you and you could always say hello. And she was asking, how are you doing? And of course, the chief accounting officer, he was a man, and he was supportive a lot. And the chief, uh, information officer that I worked with as a liaison, he was also a man. So it’s really a mix, but I really enjoy working, uh, with leaders no matter what is the gender that, uh, that show you not only the leadership and how they, uh, provide you opportunities, but they’re also compassionate and they have the personal side.
And, uh, with my side head at, I learned a lot about, uh, personal relationship, and he was a man. And, uh, how you treat people really how you, how you, you keep your people with you and, uh, you create a very nice, uh, business environment. And, uh, now with the computing, of course, with, with Arch Oncology, there were, there were two c o women that I worked with, so that was a huge experience for me. And, and they were leading amazingly, amazingly. And they’re very top leaders, uh, in the industry right now. And now with the a myriad, it’s, uh, it’s amazing. Sh uh, Sharon Rogers, our c e o, she’s, uh, really a top leader in the Alzheimer. She knows so much, not only about the drug, but also about the business. She has a very, uh, significant track record also as a businesswoman. And, uh, I learned a lot from her every day. And the company itself, it’s embrace not only female leadership, but also a diversity. We are very diverse team, and I think it’s very pleasant to work in such an environment.
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