CONNECTIONS 2017

Reuven Marko

Chairperson, Israel Movement for Reform & Progressive Judaism (IMPJ)
Reuven Marko

Reuven Marko

Reuven Marko is now serving his second term as chairperson of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism (IMPJ). A member of the “Natan Ya” congregation, he joined Reform activities in Israel in 1969 when the congregation was founded and served in various capacities, including congregation board member, lay cantor, and IMPJ board member. He regularly delivers sermons which are now published weekly on the blog of the Domim-aLike project. Professionally, he holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion in Haifa and an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix. Reuven runs his own business, which focuses on assisting startup companies in their pursuit of intellectual property protection. An innovative business model allows the firm to enjoy the benefits of exits of such startup clients who come from Israel, USA and Europe. Exits include IPOs as well as acquisitions by the likes of Apple, Broadcom, Cisco, Dell, Microsoft, Oracle, Qualcomm, RedHat, and VMWare. Prior to that, he worked with several hi-tech companies both in Israel and the USA and has enjoyed extensive travel worldwide. Reuven has served in the armed forces as a tank driver, and then with the air force of the IDF as an officer engineer. He has published a dozen papers and is the co-inventor of over two dozen patents in a variety of technologies. Married to Ahuva, a biochemist with Teva Pharmaceuticals, they have raised two daughters and four sons, and are now the proud grandparents of three grandchildren.