Meet Gals Bio Team

Hilla Shaviv

Inventor, Founder & CEO

Hilla is a biomedical engineer who is a serial entrepreneur in women's health, working for more than 20 years in R&D of medical devices, the last 13 of which she focused on researching and developing women's health devices.

Hilla studied Bio-Fluid dynamics focusing on developing a heart assist device, as well as carrying out computational blood flow and in-vitro simulations. After working for a few years as an R&D medical device engineer, Hilla decided to shift gears and start working on her own innovations. 

In 2007 she founded her first company, GalMedics, with the goal of developing a new tampon for women that treats primary dysmenorrhea. In 2016 Hilla started working on her second innovation, named Tulipon.

Hilla owns a B.Sc. degree from Caltech (Mechanical & Fluid Dynamics Engineering, cum laude) and an M.Sc from Tel-Aviv University (Biomedical Engineering).

Sandrine Montsma

Chairperson, marketing & management expert.

Sandrine is the managing partner of Bridges Israel (an impact investment fund) and served as a CEO and board member over the past 20 years mainly in the FMCG and Medical Device industries.  She was the CEO of Orbix Medical, VLS-Group, Contipi Ltd and General Manager in the Strauss Group. Sandrine started her career as Brand manager at Proctor & Gamble (based in Geneva). Sandrine holds a B.A. (1st Class Honors) in Economics & Business Administration from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and an MBA with distinction from INSEAD Fontainebleau, France.

Omer Shizifi


VP R&D of Endoaid Ltd., has more than 20 years of extensive experience in R&D and product development with various technology and medtech companies. Previously R&D manager, project manager and technical marketing manager of Stryker GI and a project manager with Aran. Omer holds a B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from the Technion and MS in Engineering Management from Tufts University, MA, USA.

Prof. Yossi Ezra

OBG, The Hebrew University.

Hebrew University. Prof. Ezra holds MD degree from the Hadassah-hebrew University Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel. He is a professor of obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center. He is a director of a medical unit, currently directing labor and delivery suite at the Hadassah Ein-Kerem center.