Owner of Consulting and Management Technologies Company R.T.M Ltd
Miki joined the Chamber in 1991 when he was appointed the President and CEO of Delek Motors (Mazda importer). In the following years he served as a board member and then Chairman of the Association. He himself contributed tens of thousands of Shekels to the fellowship during a time in which the Association was in financial distress. Miki represented the Chamber in the Israeli organization of the Binational Chambers of Commerce. Upon retirement, Miki received the title "Honorary President of the Israel-Japan Association".
Attorney Shmuel Shnitzer
Chairman S. Shnitzer Diamonds Inc., Chairman IDI and Honorary President of Israel Diamond Exchange.
Attorney Shnitzer managed the Diamond Exchange industry in 1994. During that time, S. Shnitzer was the President of the Federation. He was also the Vice Chairman of the World Diamond Council. When he retired from his position as the President of the Federation, the WDC gave him the Award for Lifetime Achievement (DDC).
Schnitzer currently serves as a member of the Presidium of the General Council of the Israel Diamond Manufacturers Association. He is also Chairman of the board of the Diamond Museum named after Harry Oppenheimer and as the Israel Diamond Institute director. Mr. Shnitzer has held a senior position at the Chamber of Commerce for over 20 years.
Dr. Roni Bornstein
CEO and president of Rakuto Kase
Dr. Roni Bornstein is a businessman and entrepreneur active in the Japanese market for decades. He served as Chairman of The Israel-Japan Friendship Society and Chamber of Commerce from 1998 to 2006, and then again from 2009 to 2016. Bornstein received "The Order of the Rising Sun" award from the Emperor of Japan and Japan's Prime Minister. He also received a medal from the Foreign Ministry of Japan for his work in promoting and developing the relations between Israel and Japan.
Bornstein is the importer of Kikkoman soy sauce and hundreds of Japanese products through diplomat Rakuto company. Additionally, he is a shareholder of Bio Dalia manufacturer microbiological industries environmentally friendly pesticides, Gramse pharmaceutical importer Supplements, and Rabintex company Export Erez Ltd.
Roni recently received the title "Honorary President of the Israel-Japan Association".
Attorney Gilad Majerowicz
Vice Chairman of IJCC, Head of Japan Practice, Herzog, Fox & Neeman (HFN) Law Offices
Herzog, Fox & Neeman (HFN) is a full services law firm and one of the largest in Israel with more than 350 legal professionals. The firm serves as a one-stop-shop for multinational companies doing business in Israel, including leading Japanese companies. Due to the growing interest by both Japanese and Israeli companies in increasing business collaborations, the firm established a special practice group dedicated to Israel-Japan transactions. Since then, the firm has assisted many clients from Japan in their investment and M&A activity in Israel, establishment of R&D centers and local offices in Israel, infrastructure projects, legal advice related to Israeli law on various matters, as well as litigation.
Mr. Jacob Fass
Jacob Fass International LTD.
Jacob took part in the Israeli Ministry of Economy, served as the Economic appendix on behalf of the Ministry of Economy in Tokyo, Japan, Austria, and Holland.
Served as chairman of the Korea Chamber of Commerce Israel, currently serves as director of governmental public bodies and also in the private sector.
Jacob managed number of private sector organizations, and is the author of the book "How to do business in Japan".
Mr. Izhak Nakar
Founded the Top Image Systems, NASDAQ:TISA, served as its Chairman of the Board and CEO from inception until his resignation on Oct 2001.
Mr. David Heller
Active in the Asian markets since 1989. Resident in Japan for about 5 years. Graduated from Kyoto University in Japan. Speaks Japanese.
Worked as an intern in the law office Wakabayashi & Watanabe, Tokyo, Japan. During that time, he led transactions between Japanese corporations, and corporations from China, Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Upon his return to Israel, he managed, led and conducted the Israel International Fund (IIF) - the first Israeli investment fund versus investments from Japan.
David currently leads the overall activities of Vertex Asia.
CEO of The Japan Committee and Korea Committee of the High Tech Industry Association (HTIA) in Israel, Member in The China Committee of the HTIA.
Mr. Dror Vered
Appointed director of the Eilat-Japan line in Zim company in the year 1960 and later, in the year 1963 was assigned as Vice President of Zim Japan, Tokyo. In 1965, moves the ZIM's management to Kobe, afterwards Mr. Vered came back to Israel in 1969, to be the manager of the shipping company(Kansai). In 1971 he became the president of Far East Zim, headquarters in Tokyo, and began managing the area of Hong Kong as he could see the development of China.
After returning to Israel in 1980, Vered retired to the private sector and developed trade and shipping to Japan, Hong Kong and China. Since 1993 Vered represents the largest shipping company "K -Line" and trading company Nissho Iwai / Sojitz until the year 2014. These days he continues to advise these companies and others.
Ms. Neta Kalmanson
Partner at I.J DO Ltd.
"Falling in love with the magic of Japan, led me to explore this fascinating country in depth, including learning the language and culture and longstanding expertise in business culture in Japan, while representing Israeli companies and Japanese. The fact that I was lucky enough to win a scholarship for master's degree in economics (MONBUKAGAKUSHO, scholarship that is given annually by the Japanese Ministry of Education), and live almost two years in Osaka, wrapped my fate with Japan forever.
Since returning to Israel about twenty years ago, I introduced Israeli companies to the Japanese market, represented Japanese companies in Israel, and also Director of Desk Japan for Israeli companies, both as an employee and as an independent. In addition I deliver business seminars about business culture in Japan, host Japanese delegations and locate breakthrough technologies.
In the last two years I joined Dror Rotter and we are working together as part of a joint venture company. I'd be happy to share the vast experience I gained and pass my knowledge within the framework of the management of the Chamber."
Prof. Ami Ben-Amotz
Chief Scientist in Nevet Company Ltd., Eilat, Israel, and Nikken Sohonsha, Gifu, Japan
The Activity of the companies: Growing seaweed in Israel and marketing of seaweed products in Japan and East Asia, products with high nutritional value and unique cosmetics.
Seniority in the chamber: 25 years
Ms. Vered Farber
The Asia Institute
Occupation: Specialized in business development and business ties with Asia and Japan, including related services to companies that work with Japan. Asia Institute is the largest Japanese school in Israel with more than 350 students per year
Seniority in the chamber: 15 years
Ms. Tal Frank
TAL TRADING COM
Chief of the Ambassador's Secretariat from 2003 to 2010. Holds a BA in East Asian studies and Japanese language, Tel Aviv University.