Yair Cohen

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Person.png Yair Cohen PowerbaseRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(soldier, spook)

Employment.png Unit 8200/Commander

Dates unknown

Brig. Gen. Yair Cohen is the former head of Unit 8200, the technological intelligence unit of the IDF.[1]

He is vice-president of Elron Electronic Industries and chairman of ECtel, both Israeli technology companies.[2]

Cohen spoke at the 2007 Herzliya Conference in a 21st January session on Challenges for Next Generation’s Leaders.[3]


  1. Gil Kerbs, The Unit, Forbes, 8 February 2007.
  2. Yair Cohen profile, Forbes.com, accessed 4 August 2009.
  3. Conference Program, Herzliya Conference site, accessed 4 August 2009.