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Vernia to resign as Chief Scientist

Apparently a rift has developed with the Trade Minister

Carmel Vernia will retire from the position of Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Industry and Trade in May of this year. Vernia replaced Dr. Orna Berry two years ago, Ma'ariv reports. Apparently a rift has developed between Vernia and Minister of Industry and Trade Dalia Itzik.

A public committee headed by Prof. Avishay Braverman appointed Vernia, who was then CEO of Comverse Technology (Nasdaq:CMVT).

Itzik will soon launch her search for a candidate for the Chief Scientist position in place of Vernia.

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