Welcome to the new chairman, Prof. Yehuda Kahane!
Last January 29th, 2019, during the Israel Brazil Chamber of Commerce Board meeting, Prof. Yehuda Kahane was elected the new chairman. Prof. Yehuda Kahane is a Fellow (and trustee) of the World Academy of Art and Science. Laureate of the 2011 prestigious Insurance Founders Award, by the International Insurance Society (for his contribution to the theory, practice and education in risk management and insurance in the world). At that year he was also awarded for his life time achievements by the Israeli insurance industry.
He is a Professor (Emeritus) of several Universities ( Coller Business and Tel-Aviv University among others.
He was the founding dean of the first academic school of insurance in Israel. During almost 5 decades he
taught in many universities around the world (Including the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Wharton
and others). All his degrees are from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem: BA (economics and statistics),
MA (business), Ph.D. (finance). He is life and general insurance actuary (Fellow of the Israel Actuarial
Assoc., The International Actuarial Assoc. and others).
During the last two decades he focuses on environmental and social issues. At the beginning of his career
he worked also on Technological Forecasting, Operations Research and Information technology.
Prof. Kahane is an active entrepreneur and investor in a large variety of innovative technologies
and has owned technological incubators. He is a co-founder & board member of Ituran Location
and Control Ltd. (Nasdaq's ITRN), and Capital Point Ltd. (TASE: CPTP). He chairs the YKCenter focusing on the area of social innovation and environmental impact investments.
He chairs the association of the visually impaired people in Hertzlia and Sharon, and is a board member of the umbrella organization for the visually impaired in Israel.
He is married, have three children and seven grandchildren.