Leadership

ISEF Leadership

Carlos Benaim has been actively involved ISEF for two decades. He was elected President of ISEF, succeeding founding President Nina A. Weiner, in December 2017.

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On December 12, 2017, after 40 years as ISEF’s founding President, Nina Weiner took the title of Chairwoman Emerita. She remains an active leader on ISEF’s board…

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Mrs. Lily Safra, Honorary Chairwoman of ISEF, is a prominent philanthropist who shared this commitment with her husband, Mr. Edmond J. Safra…

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Avi Abergel is an alumnus of ISEF’s scholarship programs and, together with fellow ISEF alumnus and Vice-President Michael Vaknin, contributes his unique…

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Michael Vaknin, who co-chairs ISEF’s Development Committee together with Avi Abergel, was one of 13 children born to a Moroccan immigrant family…

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ISEF Treasurer Harry A. Katz joined ISEF’s Board in 2016. Harry has had a varied career in numerous industries. A graduate of The Wharton School with a BS in Economics…

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Richard S. Rothberg has faithfully served as ISEF’s Secretary and legal adviser for well over two decades. He is a partner at Cooley LLP, where he co-heads…

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As a young CPA in the mid-1960s, Joe Rose visited Israel twice as a professional auditor. This transforming experience prepared him for involvement in…

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Dima joined ISEF in November 2017. Previously he was Executive Director of the JPF Foundation and served as Vice President of Israel and Global Philanthropy for…

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