Dr. Eli Harari

Dr. Eli Harari co-founded SanDisk Corp. in 1988, and served as its CEO from its founding until his retirement at the end of 2010. From 1973 to 1983, he held various management positions with Honeywell, Intel and Hughes Microelectronics. A Senior IEEE member with over 100 patents issued in the field of non-volatile memories and storage systems, his contributions have earned him widespread recognition including the 2006 IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Data Storage Device Technology Award and the 2009 Robert N. Noyce Medal. Dr. Eli Harari has an MA and Ph.D. in Solid State Sciences from Princeton Univ., and a BS (Honors) degree in Physics from Manchester Univ. in the UK.