Who is Shai Agassi

Shai Agassi is an Israeli entrepreneur .who was the founder and CEO of Better Pace, a company that developed and sold battery-charging and battery-switching services for electric cars. He resigned as CEO of Better Place in October 2012 and Better Place filed for bankruptcy in Israel in May 2013. Prior to that, he was President of Products and Technology Group of SAP AS\G until he resigned in 2007. In 2009, Time Magazine named him to its 100 most influential list.


Shai Agassi was born April 19, 1968 in Ramat Gan, Israel. He graduated from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in 1990 with a bachelor's degree in computer science. He founded TopTier Software (originally Quicksoft Development) in 1992 and served as Chairman of the Board, Chief Technology Officer and eventually CEO. SAP acquired TopTier Software in 2001 for $400 million. With his father, ho co-founded Quicksoft Ltd., TopManage and Quicksoft Media. He was appointed to the SAP Executive Board in 2002 and was CEO of SAP Portals.