Director, Portfolio Development, Boeing HorizonX Ventures
Ayal Somech is Director of Portfolio Development at Boeing HorizonX Ventures. In this role, Ayal is responsible for turning the strategic intent of the investment philosophy into reality by collaborating with Boeing business units and the portfolio companies; resulting in value generated for both the portfolio company and for Boeing.
In addition, Ayal is responsible for cultivating relationships with Boeing partners, startups, accelerators, and incubators to ensure that HorizonX is connected to and supporting early-stage startup communities globally while building upon and supporting Boeing International’s efforts to engage the global entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Ayal Somech Director, Portfolio Development
Previously, Ayal served as the IT Regional Leader for Europe and HorizonX Ventures The Boeing Company
Israel and had overall responsibilities over the Boeing IT organization operating in the Europe and Israel region.
Prior to joining Boeing Ayal was CEO of "Street Smart Technologies Israel" – an IoT themed startup which disrupted the parking industry by utilizing sensors, robust wireless network, intelligent edge-devices, device management tools and a full suite of applications for turning data into community insights.
Ayal obtained a BA in Government and International Relations from the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at IDC Herzliya.
In the Israeli Defense Force, Ayal served as a Combat Officer within the Israeli Air Force commanding a platoon and maintains active reserve duty as a Major in the Arrow - Anti Ballistic Missile unit to this day.