Nachum (Homi) Shamir joined Luminex Corporation in October of 2014 as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Luminex, Mr. Shamir was the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Given Imaging Ltd. (“Given”), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of diagnostic products for the visualization and detection of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, holding this position from April 2006 to 2014. Mr. Shamir completed the sale of Given to Covidien for $1B. This was the second successful exit for Mr. Shamir who previously sold Scitex Digital Printing in 2004 to Eastman Kodak for $262M.
Prior to joining Given Imaging, Mr. Shamir served as Corporate Vice President of Eastman Kodak Company and as the President of Eastman Kodak's Transaction and Industrial Solutions Group, which includes several business units, including Kodak Versamark, Inc. (whose operations were previously those of Scitex Digital Printing Inc.) of which Mr. Shamir was President and Chief Executive Officer.
From June 2003 to January 2004, Mr. Shamir served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Scitex Corporation.
From January 2001 to January 2004, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Scitex Digital Printing, having previously served as its Chief Operating Officer since July 2000.
Prior thereto, Mr. Shamir was Managing Director and General Manager of Scitex Digital Printing (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd., a Singapore-based company, from its incorporation in 1994.
From 1993 until 1994 he was with the Hong Kong based Scitex Asia Pacific (H.K.) Ltd. Before joining Scitex, Mr. Shamir held senior management positions at various international companies mainly in the Asia Pacific regions.
Mr. Shamir holds a B.Sc from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an M.P.A. from Harvard University.