Global Conference 2010
Chairman, Arad Productions Inc.
Avi Arad is Chairman of Arad Productions Inc. Until 2006, when he formed his own company, Arad was chairman and CEO of Marvel Studios and CEO of Marvel Entertainment. He was the force behind Marvel's Hollywood renaissance, with a string of No. 1 box office openings. Producing credits for various studios include, among many others, the "Spider-Man" and "X-Men" movies, "The Punisher," three "Blade" movies, "The Fantastic Four," "Ghost Rider," "Iron Man" and "The Incredible Hulk." His current film slate includes "Ghost in the Shell," "Lost Planet" and "Ghost Rider 2." Arad has been producing television animation for over 20 years and has been involved in the development of 200 successful toy products: action figures, play sets, dolls, electronic products, educational software and video games. Born in Cyprus and raised in Israel, Arad came to the United States during his college years and enrolled at Hofstra University, where he received a B.S. in business administration.