Eli Harari Eli Harari is the founder of SanDisk Corp., and has been President and Chief Executive Officer since June 1988. Dr. Harari founded Wafer Scale Integration, a privately held semiconductor company in 1983 and was its President and Chief Executive Officer from 1983 to 1986 and Chairman and Chief Technical Officer from 1986 to 1988. From 1973 to 1983, Dr. Harari held various management positions with Honeywell Inc., Intel Corp., and Hughes Aircraft Microelectronics. Dr. Harari has been a Director of Sandisk Corp., since June 1988. He has been a Director of Tower Semiconductor Ltd. since January 2001 and serves on the Finance, Stock Option and Compensation Committees. Dr. Harari holds M.A. and Ph.D. in Solid State Sciences from Princeton University and a B.S. (Honors) degree in Physics from Manchester University. He has more than 70 patents issued in the field of nonvolatile memories and storage systems.