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A Chat with Rear Admiral (ret.) Oded Gour-Lavie: The CEO and co-founder of NT Tao Ltd., novel fusion startup; Research Fellow in the Haifa Research Center for Maritime Policy and Strategy (HMS)

This week, Stephen Ibaraki has an exclusive interview with Rear Admiral (ret.) Oded Gour-Lavie.

Rear Admiral (ret.) Oded Gour-LavieRear Admiral (ret.) Oded Gour-Lavie is the CEO and Co-founder of nT-Tao, Israel's first nuclear fusion energy company. Prior to his role at nT-Tao, Oded served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) for 30 years, concluding his military career as the Head of the Legal & Strategic Policy Team within the IDF Planning Directorate. His extensive military background encompasses leadership roles such as Head of the Sea Division, responsible for Naval Operations, Training, and Doctrine for the Israeli Navy, as well as Commander of the Submarine Force, among other key operational positions. Furthermore, Oded holds the position of Research Fellow at the Haifa Research Center for Maritime Policy and Strategy (HMS) and was formerly the Chairman of the Dolphin Association of veteran submariners.

Oded graduated Cum Laude in Electrical Engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, earned his MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and spent a year as a Visiting Fellow at MIT Sloan School of Management, concurrently engaging in studies at the Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC).

Oded is a proud father of five beautiful children. Outside of his professional commitments, he indulges in hobbies such as bonsai growing, mountain biking, and practicing yoga.