Managing Partner and Chairman of the Investment Committee
Zvi Ziv is the former CEO of Bank Hapoalim, and has served for over 35 years in a wide range of executive and management positions. He is also a director at TBI Bank EAD in Bulgaria and Gulliver Energy, which is traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. He holds several public positions: member of the Management Committee of Tel Aviv University and Chairman of the University’s Finance Committee; Chairman of the Steering Committee of Collective Impact, an initiative to promote employment in Arab society; President of the Board of Trustees of the Olim Beyahad (Rising Up Together) for the advancement of leadership and excellence through employment for Ethiopian academics, member of the Gesher Theater Executive Committee and Chairman of the Dualis Fund’s Investment Committee, a non-profit organization working to advance social goals and businesses while promoting employment among disadvantaged populations. He has a BA in Economics and an MBA, both from the Recanati School of Business Administration at Tel Aviv University, and is a graduate of the Senior Executive Program at the London Business School.
Over the past five years, Uri Paz has been the CEO of Bank of Jerusalem. Before joining the bank, he served in various positions at Bank Hapoalim. His most recent position there was as a member of the bank’s management and Deputy CEO in charge of the Retail Banking Division, which included management of approximately 2 million private customers and tens of thousands of small businesses working with the bank. In addition, he served for six years as a director in Isracard company. He holds a BA and an MA in Economics, both from Tel Aviv University.
Micah Avni is the CEO of the Peninsula Group, former General Partner in the venture capital fund Jerusalem Global Ventures and attorney at the Yigal Arnon & Co., one of Israel’s leading law firms. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Fundbox and holds a law degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University and the Recanati School of Business Administration at Tel Aviv University. He served as a combat soldier in the Golani Brigade.
Eyal Lior is the Deputy CEO of the Peninsula Group. He served as Sales and Business Development Director of a foreign bank in Tel Aviv and held several executive sales and sales management positions at the Halman Aldubi Group and Excellence Nessuah. He has a BA in Economics from the University of Haifa as well as an MBA. In reserve duty, he serves as a radar and computer technician in an anti-aircraft battalion.
Yamit Klomek-Meir served as an economist in the Companies Department in the Corporate Sector of Israel Discount Bank, after working as an analyst at Clal Credit Insurance. She holds a BA in Economics and an MA in Law from Bar-Ilan University. She served as an officer in the Personnel Branch of the IDF.
Michal Fischler Mond
Michal Fischler Mond has extensive experience in complex financing and project financing. In her last position as Director of Customer Relations at Bank Leumi’s Corporate Division, she led many deals from the entrepreneurial stage to the financial closing stage, at a scope of hundreds of millions of NIS. This position included planning and managing projects as part of strategic-financial management and consulting for the leading companies in the Israeli market. She holds a BA in Economics from the University of Haifa and an MBA from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya.
Yael Oren has 17 years of experience in the field of business credit and financing, and has an MBA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has 14 years of experience at Bank Hapoalim in a variety of positions in the Bank’s Corporate Division, from the Special Credit Department where she accompanied debt refinancing for clients facing difficulties, through the Business Support division, accompanying business clients in growth and reorganization processes, and in her latest position she served as Customer relations manager for Middle Market, in the Corporate Division. She founded the business advisory field for Middle Market companies in the financial advisory firm of Giza, Singer Even. In addition, she works independently in the business market, providing guidance and consultancy in the area of financing for medium-size and small companies.
Michael Shirin has extensive experience in setting up, upgrading and operating complex financial systems, acquired while being the CFO of Karat Israel Ltd., representative of CANON in Israel, and as the CFO of Sides & Son Ltd. He is a certified accountant with a degree in Accounting and Economics from Tel Aviv University, and volunteers for reserve duty as an instructor for air crew members.
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