Col. (Res.) Itzik Turgeman, until 2016 served as General Director of the Rashi Foundation having joined the Foundation in 2008 following a long and acclaimed career in the Israel Defense Forces. Itzik received the Israel Security Award in 1988 and the Head of IDF Intelligence Prize for Creative Thinking in 1999, and in 2003 he was awarded an honorary fellowship by the Technion. He was also appointed as head of the Ministry of Defense’s Society and Security Division, and served as director and president of the Atidim Association.