Arik served as a Non Executive Board Director of Emblaze Ltd, one of the first Israeli technology companies to list on London Stock Exchange and successfully raise over USD 400 million in three equity issues over 1996-2000 period. He worked at Glencore (UK) Ltd, the world's leading diversified commodities trader where he served as Chief Financial Officer with responsibility for the financial aspects of Glencore's global trading activities in crude oil, refined petroleum products, sugar and copper. He is currently based in Jerusalem and is active in the Israeli technology space. Arik holds a B.A. in economics from Yale University.