Presidency

Anat Bernstein- Reich, President

Bernstein-Reich is an investment banker and lawyer, and serves as CEO of the Israel-India Investment Banking Company in the BDO Group Israel. Anat also serves as the Chairperson of Israel-India and Israel-Sri Lanka Chambers of Commerce and is the honorary president of the Israel-Nepal Chamber of Commerce. She represents the chamber in the managing committee of the association of the bi-national chambers of commerce.
Bernstein-Reich operates in India for the past 25 years and was involved in dozens of transactions on the Israel-India axis, including the establishment of the Agribator, the center for Israeli agricultural technologies in New Delhi. In 2018, she managed the Israel-India Bridge for Innovation Program for the Israeli Innovation Authority. The Bridge was a joint initiative of Prime Ministers Benjamin Netanyahu and Narendra Modi that assisted Israeli and Indian start ups to access the counter markets. In 2020, she received the Friend of India Award from WeSchool for her contribution to the advancement of the Indian economy and in 2022 received an Honorary Doctorate from the Jharkhand Rai University. In December 2022, she received the Woman of the Decade award as part of the Women Economic Forum (WEF) that convened in New Delhi. She holds a teaching position in Haifa University Asian Studies department. Anat is a columnist at Ha’aretz digital paper, writing about India and its business dynamic, and is also a frequent speaker on “doing business in India”. She served as a consultant to The World Bank in Washington for various economic development projects, co-founded 2 start-up companies in the USA, and worked with Israeli technology incubators to promote strategic partnerships between Israeli and American technology companies within Silicon Valley. Anat holds a LL.B. degree from the Faculty of Law at Tel Aviv University, is a member of the Israeli Bar Association, and holds an MBA (with distinction) in Finance from the University of San Francisco.

Matan Vilnai, Honorary President

Matan Vilnai was born in 1944 in Jerusalem. He served as a career officer in the IDF, attaining the rank of Major-General. He has a B.A. in History from Tel Aviv University. In 1984, he became a fellow at the Center for International Affairs, at Harvard University, Boston; in 1998 he became a fellow at Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C.
Matan Vilnai had a distinguished military career serving in the IDF for 35 years and reached the rank of Major-General. During the Yom Kippur War, Matan Vilnai was commander of a task force in Sinai. In 1976 he was deputy commander of the Entebbe rescue mission. From 1978-1982 he was Chief Paratroop and Infantry Officer. In 1989 he was appointed OC Southern Command. From 1994-1997 Major General Matan Vilnai was Deputy Chief of the General Staff. On retiring from the IDF and until elected to the Knesset he was involved in economic affairs.
Elected to the Knesset in 1999, Matan Vilnai was appointed Minister of Science, Culture and Sport in August 1999, and served as Chairman of the Ministerial Committee for Israeli Arab Affairs. As a Member of Knesset, he has served on the Foreign Affairs & Defense, Science & Technology, Constitution, Law & Justice, Ethics, and Foreign Workers Committees.
Vilnai was reappointed Minister of Science, Culture and Sport in March 2001, serving until until October 2002, when he resigned from the government together with the other Labor ministers. Matan Vilnai was elected to the Knesset in January 2003.
In January 2005 he was appointed Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and in August 2005 Acting Minister of Science and Technology, and in November 2005, Minister of Science and Technology. He resigned his post at the end of November with the resignation of Labor from the government.
Vilnai served as Deputy Minister of Defense from July 2007 until March 2009. In April 2009 he was reappointed Deputy Minister of Defense in the Netanyahu government. In January 2011 he was appointed Minister for Home Front Defense.
Vilnai resigned from the Knesset in February 2012 with his appointment as Israel Ambassador to China. He continued to serve as Minister for Home Front Defense until his departure for China in August 2012.

Ron Doron, Vice President

Ron Doron is a very experienced businessman specializing in marketing and business development mainly in and between the Asian, West, East & Central European markets, with over 35 years extensive activities in these different markets and with the Israeli industry.

Ron Doron is a very experienced businessman specializing in marketing and business development mainly in and between the Asian, West, East & Central European markets, with over 35 years extensive activities in these different markets and with the Israeli industry.

Ron is the CEO of Systematitech Ltd., Dies Company Ltd. & FCIL Ltd. and Board Member of StatiTech Ltd.

In the past he was VP International Marketing & Business development manager in leading Israeli company and later in a leading Swedish company in the field of security. He is as well Board Member of ELF- European Locksmiths Federation.

Ron is consulting to leading International companies in Asia and in Europe.Ron has joined the Israel-Asia Chamber of Commerce in 1985 and served as Vice president of the Israel-Asia Chamber of Commerce for 4 years and later as the Chairman of the Israel-Singapore, Philippines & Malaysia Chamber of Commerce.

Ron holds a B.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering & Management (with distinction) from the Technion in Haifa.

Liron Urman, General Manager

Co-founder of WCF- Women Create Future Israel-China business women forum.

Before joining IACC, Liron worked in the tourism industry for 10 years, planning and operating business and official delegations from China to Israel, introducing them to Israeli innovation and helping them to find local partners and collaborations.

Liron is a specialist for Israel-China cross-cultural business consulting and scouting for innovation, for Israeli and Chinese private enterprises, academic institutes and Israeli governmental and municipal chambers. Lived for two years in Beijing, China.

Holding MA in Chinese Language and Culture from Hebrew University.

 

 

 

 

 

Nadav Ben Yehuda, Vice President

Nadav Ben Yehuda
Chairman – Israel-Nepal Chamber of Commerce
Management, Member of the Board – Israel-Asia Chamber of Commerce

Representative of the Government of Nepal in a variety of positions, including as a Senior Advisor to the Embassy of Nepal in Israel, and as a representative of Israel in the bodies of the Nepal National Chamber of Commerce and the governmental Nepal Tourism Board. Engaged in the fields of Emergency Management, Pre-Hospital Medicine, Search and Rescue, International Development and Humanitarian Aid, and manages the Yitzhak Rabin Academic Leadership Development Program at Reichman University. Professional Athlete in the fields of Technical Ice Climbing and High Altitude Mountaineering, SAR Operative, Consultant and Lecturer. The Israeli who climbed the most mountains of above 8,000 meters, the first Israeli to climb the most dangerous mountain in the world – Annapurna 1, and served as the Chairman of the Alpine Committee and as a Member of the Board of the Israel Climbers’ Association. Nadav holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health, Specializing in Emergency and Disaster Management from the Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Law, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, Specializing in Counter-Terrorism and National Security from Reichman University. Married to Lena, and they have two sons.

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Tal Govrin, Chairperson - Foodtech Committee

Tal Govrin
Chairperson – Foodtech Committee