Major General (Res.) Aharon Zeevi Farkash

General Farkash is one of the world's leading experts in the field of security, military and intelligence. During the General's service in the IDF, he served in a variety of roles both in the field and on the general staff.  He was also prominent in strategic planning, direction of projects and management and leading of large units such as the Israel Sigint National Unit (8200), the Technological and Logistics Branch, the Planning Branch and the Defense & Military Intelligence Branch – responsible for the National Intelligence assessment and evaluation.  

General Farkash is the Founder of FST Biometrics, a company that provides advanced security solutions.  He established FST with the exciting challenge of creating the future of intelligent building safety & security based on a fusion of 2nd generation face, behavior and biometrics analytics.

During his service in the IDF, General Farkash completed advanced studies including Brigade Command, Division Command, and Military & Defense Strategic Doctrine.  He received a B.A. and M.A. from Tel Aviv University. General Farkash is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of Harvard Business School. 

General Farkash, a social entrepreneur, a businessman, serves as Chairman of The Jerusalem Shazar Center, serves as Chairman of IICC, and is a member of The Hebrew University's Board of Trustees.

Married, 5 children and 15 grandchildren.  

Farkash is the author of the book – To the Best of Our Knowledge: Intelligence, Operations and Policy.