Mr. Ehud Barak Co-Founded Toka. He serves as a Board Member at CIFC. He served as the Chairman at Carbyne. He also served as a Board Member at FST Biometrics. He is an internationally renowned leader and statesman, who most recently served as the Defense Minister of Israel (2007-2013). He announced his retirement from politics in 2013 after almost two decades at the top ranks of the Israeli government, including terms as Israel's 10th Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Minister of the Interior. Prior to his political career, Mr. Barak had an illustrious 36-year military career that included various top posts in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), including the Head of Planning, Head of Military Intelligence, Commander of the Central Command, Deputy Chief of Staff, Commander of Sayaret Matkal (Israel's Elite Commando Unit), and ultimately culminating in his tenure as the Chief of General Staff for the IDF from 1991-1995. Based on his distinguished military career, Mr. Barak is widely recognized as the most decorated soldier in the history of the IDF. In addition to his political and military experience, during a hiatus from public life (2001-2007), Mr. Barak entered the private sector, where he consulted and acted as a strategic adviser for a number of prestigious private equity firms and hedge funds, as well as consulting on security-related issues and earning accolades on the international lecture circuit. Mr. Barak has a M.S. in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University in California and a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.