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Investment Committee

Our Team

IIF’s Investment Committee consists of prominent experts from key industries. From the Fund’s inception until February 2024, the Investment Committee was led by the late Avraham “Baige” Shochat – Israel’s former Minister of Finance and Infrastructure. This group/board offers our portfolio companies unmatched access to developers, financiers, strategic partners, industry experts, contractors, and customers.

The late Avraham (Baiga) Shochat

Chairman (2007 – February 2024)

Mr. Shochat was a former Israel Minister of Finance and Minister of Infrastructure and served as Chairman of the Finance and Economics Committees of the Knesset. He held Directorships in a number of prominent Israeli hi-tech, infrastructure, and finance companies.

Ohad Marani

Mr. Marani is the CEO of the Israel Land Development Company-Energy Ltd., a subsidiary of one of Israel’s leading holding groups. He is a key figure in the Israeli economy and has substantial experience in the energy and finance sectors. He has held a range of senior positions in both governmental and private sectors, including Director General of Israel’s Ministry of Finance and head of the Ministry’s Budget Office.

Jacob Edry

Mr. Edry is Chairman of the Leumit Health Fund and former CEO of CityPass Ltd., the concessionaire of the Jerusalem Light Rail. He has also served as CEO of Moriah, Jerusalem’s municipal infrastructure company.

Amos Epstein

Mr. Epstein is the former Director General of Mekorot, Israel’s water company, and is currently a Director of several prominent companies and organizations in Israel.

Rami Guzman

Dr. Guzman previously served as Director of Bank Leumi, one of Israel’s largest banks, and consults for several companies in the IT and telecom sectors. He was a Vice President of Motorola Israel from 1985-2004.

Ika Bash

Mr. Bash is the Founder and Managing Partner of Almagor Bash, a professional services firm. He is also an angel investor.

Yehuda Raveh

Yehuda Raveh is a Co-founder of IIF, and the Founder & Managing Partner of Yehuda Raveh & Co one of Israel’s leading commercial law firms. He is an expert in financing for joint public-private projects such as PPPs and BOTs.

Yaron Kestenbaum

Mr. Kestenbaum is IIF’s Co-founder and Managing Partner, as well as a director and advisor to our portfolio companies. He has held senior positions in some of the largest infrastructure projects in Israel. In addition, he has served as Director of the Division for PPP Projects in Israel’s Ministry of Finance and as a member of several inter-ministerial tender committees and managing authorities for such projects.