Yuval Dagim has served as our Chief Executive Officer since August 2018. Mr. Dagim holds vast experience in global business and leadership across multiple industries, including building materials, consumer products and construction. He has successfully spearheaded numerous organizational enhancements and global business developments at several companies. Prior to Caesarstone, Mr. Dagim was most recently the CEO of Shikun & Binui Ltd. (TASE: SKBN.TA), a global construction and infrastructure company. Prior to that role, his previous positions include Managing Director at Kimberly Clark Israel, Australia and New Zealand, where he achieved a strong track record of advancing global processes, supply chain and marketing of branded products, along with a profound expertise in heading international organizations. He also served as Managing Director of Quarry Products at Hanson UK in Great Britain, where he gained extensive experience in construction materials and oversaw thousands of employees across several countries. Mr. Dagim holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Israeli Technological Institute Technion, and an EMBA from Bar Ilan University, Israel.
Ophir Yakovian has served as our Chief Financial Officer since April 2018. Mr. Yakovian brings nearly 20 years of experience in various financial roles, most recently serving as CFO of Perion Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: PERI) and prior to that as CFO of Tnuva Group, Israel’s largest food manufacturer. Prior to Tnuva Group, Mr. Yakovian served as the CFO of Lumenis Ltd. (previously NASDAQ: LMNS), a global leader in the field of minimally-invasive clinical solutions. Prior to that, Mr. Yakovian served as VP Finance of Verint Systems (NASDAQ:VRNT). He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and accounting and a master’s degree in business economics from Bar Ilan University, Israel, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
David Cullen has served as our Chief Executive Officer for CaesarStone Australia since April 2010. Prior to joining us, from January 2009 to March 2010, Mr. Cullen served as General Manager in Australia of Komatsu Ltd., a Japanese manufacturer of industrial and mining equipment. From January 2006 to November 2008, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Global Food Equipment Pty Ltd., an Australian importer and distributor of commercial food equipment. From 2004 to 2006, he served as Chief Executive Officer of White International Pty Ltd., an Australian supplier of industrial and residential pump products. From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Cullen served as Chief Executive Officer of Daisytek Australia Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Daisytek International Corporation. From 1996 to 2002, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Tech Pacific Australia Pty Ltd., the largest distributor of IT equipment in the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Cullen has held various other management positions in other companies since 1985. Mr. Cullen has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of New South Wales.
Ken Williams has served as our President of Caesarstone Canada since March 2016. Prior to joining us, from February 1999 to March 2016, Mr. Williams held various Senior executive level leadership positions in a number of Masco Corporation divisions, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of industry leading branded home improvement and building products. Previously, Mr. Williams has held general management positions and leadership roles in other public and private building product companies since 1985. Mr. Williams career demonstrates a strong track record of building high performance teams that create shareholder value by delivering growth and success with a focus on increasing profitability. Mr. Williams holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Trent University in Ontario, Canada.