Mr Ofer Yuval, president and CEO of Elbit Vision Systems Limited, is to leave the company on 1 June 2002.

In a statement, Mr Nir Alon, chairman of the board, said: "Mr Yuval led the effort to build a stronger market presence in new markets for EVS, mainly in the in the Far East. These and other significant achievements will serve us well into the future."

Mr Alon, who is the EVS's major shareholder, will serve as a chairman of the board and chief executive officer.

Elbit Vision Systems makes optical inspection and quality monitoring systems for the textile and the nonwoven industries.