Isabel Maxwell is a Tech Pioneer of the World Economic Forum; president emerita, Commtouch Software (CTCH) & and President of Maxwell- Communications Network. She co-founded Magellan, the earliest online search engine, acquired by Excite in ‘96 and then became president of the
Israeli email and messaging company, Commtouch in 1997-2001, which she helped take successfully public on Nasdaq in 1999. She's a Director of Israel Venture Network (IVN) and built up their pioneering Social Entrepreneur program in Israel from 2004-present. She was Senior Adviser to Nobel Muhammad Yunus' Grameen America which makes microloans to poor women. She is a well-known and respected adviser to companies and organizations in the US, Israel and Palestine in particular.
She is a long-time Director of the Governing Board of the Peres Center For Peace and of the American Friends of Rabin. Isabel also had a long career in TV & Feature Film /Documentary production in UK and US. She passionately believes in the power of individuals to make a difference in the world. French-born & Oxford University-educated, Isabel has divided her time between Silicon Valley, Israel & LA for the past 15 years.