Amir Naiberg is Associate Vice Chancellor Technology Development Group and President & CEO of Westwood Technology Transfer (WTT). He leads the UCLA Technology Development Group (TDG), a unit dedicated to technology commercialization, industry collaboration, and entrepreneurship. Additionally, he leads Westwood Technology Transfer, a non-profit technology company wholly controlled by UCLA focused on better protecting and optimizing the discoveries and inventions developed through UCLA research.
Previously Amir Naiberg worked at Yeda Research and Development Co, Ltd., the technology transfer company of the Weizmann Institute of Science, ranked as one of the top three technology transfer organizations in the world. At Yeda he served for five years as General Counsel and ten years as CEO. He led the organization’s growth in licensing and business partnerships, while building an entrepreneurial ecosystem with local incubators, investors, and the Israeli government. He is one of the founders of the Israel Technology Transfer Organization (ITTN), a non-profit organization that unites various technology transfer offices throughout Israel. Before joining Yeda, he worked for a private law firm specializing in intellectual property, privacy, and cyberspace law.
Amir Naiberg holds law degrees from the Hebrew University School of Law and the University of Connecticut School of Law.