Avichai Bakst Enterprise | Google Maps

Avichai Bakst, was born in Miami and as a 10 year old child moved with his family to Israel and officially made Aliya. During his military services he was based in the Gaza Border, checking Palestinians which were permitted to work in IL. His academic studies were at Sapir College, in the Negev, where he graduated with a B.A in Communications & Critical Appraisal.

Throughout his career he became part of the thriving high-tech ecosystem in Tel Aviv and worked in several international companies with a strong link to digital media and online advertising. Nowadays he works at Google and is part of the Google Maps Platform division in the US.  He’s been part of the geospatial world since he joined Waze, in early 2013.

He’s currently based between Tel Aviv and New York City.