Ilan Yeshua

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Ilan Yeshua is the current chief executive officer (CEO) of Walla! Communications Channels Ltd.[1] (since November 2006), an Israeli web portal, traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

He is a former chief executive officer (CEO) of both Encyclopædia Britannica Inc. and Inc.. On 16 May 2001, he replaced Don Yannias in the latter position. When Inc. was spun off from Encyclopædia Britannica Inc. in 1999 to develop the Britannica's digital versions, Yannias switched to being CEO of Inc., leaving the CEO-ship of Encyclopædia Britannica Inc. vacant. The two CEO-ships were re-united under Yeshua, who had been serving as CEO of Britannica Israel, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Inc.

Before his time with the Britannica, Yeshua was long associated with the Centre for Educational Technology (CET), an educational technology firm based in Tel Aviv that was partially acquired by Inc. At CET, he worked his way up through several positions, including marketing manager, head of the medical division and developer of educational learning materials, and finally deputy general director. He also served as chief executive officer for a CET subsidiary, the Centre for Educational Technology Holdings

Yeshua obtained a bachelor's degree with honors in medical science from Hebrew University and an Executive MBA (Magna Cum Laude) from Tel-Aviv University .


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Press release announcing Yannias' replacement as CEO (19 May 2001)