The SOHN'x Tel Aviv Investment Conference 2020 is proud to support the Israeli Rett Syndrome Association
The COVID19 forces us to think outside the box and adapt ourselves to the new social distancing rules. So, we have developed a unique concept only for SOHN'x TLV 2020 - The 6X6 Concept.
This year, we will meet online, once a month, for an exclusive and prestigious financial event, led by only 6 world’s leading investment key opinion leaders. we will hear an actionable investment idea from leading investors, who will reveal their finest and most coveted investment ideas.
Meet our Speakers
May 23rd 2021 | 15:00
Mr. Gilad Altshuler Co-CEO of Altshuler Shaham
Gilad Altshuler Co-CEO of Altshuler Shaham
Gilad Altshuler is the Co-CEO of "Altshuler Shaham”, one of Israel's leading Investment Houses. Gilad, who has a Portfolio Management License, has been managing portfolios for over 30 years and specializes in stocks, bonds and options.
At the outset, in 1990, Gilad established a small business for investment management, but Kalman Shaham - who was at that time a senior manager in a financial company - very soon joined him and together they founded the Investment House, which now has over 1,000 employees.
In addition to his work in the field of Finance, Gilad is at the forefront of a broad social agenda, which primarily creates collaborations with populations and entities requiring assistance - the emphasis being on children, education and sport. Moreover, part of this agenda is providing sponsorship for sports teams and individual athletes, with the aim of promoting the field of Sports in Israel.
In his spare time, Gilad is an amateur bridge player.
Jon Korngold is a Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Blackstone’s Growth Equity Business (BXG), which is focused on providing capital to companies seeking to manage the execution risks associated with high-growth environments. Jon is a member of both the BXG and Tactical Opportunities Investment Committees.
Prior to joining Blackstone in 2019, Jon was head of General Atlantic’s Global Financial Services and Healthcare sectors, Chairman of the firm’s Portfolio Committee, and was a member of the firm’s Management and Investment Committees.
Jon also previously worked at Goldman Sachs in the Principal Investment Area and in the Mergers & Acquisitions groups in London and New York, respectively. Jon has spent extensive time in China, where he studied Mandarin Chinese at Peking University and did pro bono work for the U.S. Embassy’s Foreign Commercial Service in Beijing.
Jon is active with Harvard University, where he serves on the Harvard College Fund’s Executive Committee. He is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations and has been an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School, a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a Commissioned Kentucky Colonel, and a member of the Rockefeller University Council. He also serves as a Trustee of The Dalton School, of The Central Park Conservancy and of the 92nd Street Y.
Jon received an AB in Economics from Harvard College, graduating with Honors, and he received his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Robert Powell Head of Thematic and Sector Product Strategy \\ open to the public
Mr. Robert Powell Head of Thematic and Sector Product Strategy BlackRock
Robert Powell, CFA, is the lead strategist for the iShares Thematic Fund range. His role encompasses business development, product strategy and client communications.
He joined BlackRock in January 2015 from Legal & General Investment Management, where he was Product Specialist for the fundamental active equity business focusing on Asian and UK equity income strategies. Prior to this, Rob was a member of the sales team at hedge fund provider, Gartmore.
Robert earned a degree in Modern Languages from Newcastle University, and is a CFA Charterholder.
Mr. Howard Levkowitz Chairman and CEO of BlackRock TCP Capital Corp \\ Open to Qualified Investors / Qualified Clients only
Mr. Howard Levkowitz Chairman and CEO of BlackRock TCP Capital Corp
Howard Levkowitz, ManagingDirector, is a member ofBlackrock's Global Credit Platform and Chairman and CEO of BlackRock TCPCapital Corp. (TCPC). He is Chairman of the BDC Executive Committee, a memberof the Private Credit Executive Committee, and a member of the U.S. DirectLending and Special Situations Investment Committees.
Prior to joining BlackRock, Mr.Levkowitz co-founded Tennenbaum Capital Partners (TCP), where he was a ManagingPartner and Chairman of the Management Committee. TCP with its more than $9billion in committed capital was acquired by BlackRock in 2018. Prior toco-founding TCP, Mr. Levkowitz was an attorney with Dewey Ballantine LLP,specializing in real estate and insolvencies. He has served as a Director ofboth public and private companies and has also served on a number of formal andinformal creditor committees. Mr. Levkowitz is actively involved in a number ofphilanthropic activities, including serving on the investment committees of anendowment and a retirement fund; he is also involved in educationalinitiatives.
Mr. David Wright EMEA head of Investment Strategy for the Systematic Active Equity \\ Open to Qualified Investors / Qualified Clients only
Mr. David Wright EMEA head of Investment Strategy for the Systematic Active Equity BlackRock
Mr. Wright helps drive investmentstrategy evolution, client engagement, product development and provides thelink between the investment team and all client groups in EMEA.
Prior to moving to hiscurrent position in 2016 he was a senior strategist within SAE for 10 years inLondon and the US, responsible for communication of the team's long only, partial short and long/short strategies with both institutional & retailclients and consultants. Previously he was a member of the performancemeasurement team and the Business Development Resource Group. Mr. Wright'sservice with the firm dates back to 2001, including his years with BarclaysGlobal Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009.
Mr. Neil Corney Chief Country Officer in Israel & RUKIT Markets Cluster Head
Mr. Neil Corney Chief Country Officer in Israel & RUKIT Markets Cluster Head, citi
Neil Corney is theChief Country Officer for Citi in Israel, and Cluster Head of Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan,Turkey and Israel for the Markets Business. In addition, Mr. Corney wasnominated as the President of the Association of the Foreign Banks in Israellast year.
Neil Corney was appointedas the Citi Country Officer for Citibank N.A, Israel in November 2013 and asthe Markets cluster head in September 2020. Prior to this, Mr. Corney joinedCitibank in August 2004 as Country Treasurer. He had been promoted to ManagingDirector and head of FICC in 2008, after which he became Head of Markets forCiti Israel in 2011.
During his tenure,Citi established the largest and one of the first Innovation Labs in Tel Avivand now employs more than 200 engineers, software developers andmathematicians. Additionally, Mr. Corney initiated the launch of the firstFintech Accelerator for startups, the Cyber Innovation Lab and the venturesinvestment activity in Israel.
Prior to Citi, Mr.Corney ran a team of 15 as Head of the Trading department in the Treasury atBank Hapoalim, Israel’s largest Bank, where he had been employed for 7 years.Previously, Mr. Corney ran a private hedge fund in Israel investing in aplethora of instruments ranging from Interest Rate Derivatives to CommodityFutures.
Mr. Corney also workedas a Portfolio Manager for a South African group with ties to ABSA bank. Mr.Corney graduated with Honors in the field of economics and statistics fromManchester University in England.
He is married with 7children.
Mr. Ronit Ghose Global Head, Banks Research & Co-Head, FinTech Theme Group
Mr. Ronit Ghose Global Head, Banks Research & Co-Head, FinTech Theme Group
Ronit Ghose is Global Sector Head for Banks Research, Co-Head of the FinTech Groupand Head of MENA Research for Citi.
Ronit isthe lead author of Citi's GPS Bank of the Future and FinTech report series -the first edition has had more than 300,000 downloads making it the most readreport ever published by Citi, and one of the most read FinTech reports ever published. Since joining Citi in 1997, Ronit has covered banks in the Americas, Asia and EMEA. He is also an Advisory Board Member at the Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship.
Ronit previously worked at the British Bankers’ Association and as a research assistant in Parliament. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Oxford, a postgraduate diploma from University of London and is a CFA charterholder.
Fergal is a co-founder and Partner of Highland Europe focused on consumer internet companies (eCommerce, marketplace models, supporting eCommerce infrastructure) and SaaS enterprise software companies. Fergal represents Highland Europe on the boards of GetYourGuide.com, AMCS, Nexthink and Bitmovin.
Until the formation of Highland Europe, Fergal was a General Partner with Highland Capital Partners. He launched the firm in Europe and continues to represent Highland Capital Partners on the board of Spartoo.com.
He is a former director of Finanzcheck (Acquired by Scout24), Wooga (acquired by Playtika), Photobox (acquired by Exponent & Electra), Privalia (acquired by VentePrivee) GlassesDirect (acquired by Essilor), Coremetrics (acquired by IBM), Eleven Technology (acquired by Trimble), M7 (acquired by BEA) and VistaPrint (IPO: NASDAQ).
Before joining Highland, Fergal was a founding partner of RSA Ventures, the corporate venture fund of RSA Security, Inc.
Fergal began his career at CTG from which Cambridge Technology Partners was formed in 1991. He was a founder and ultimately Senior Vice President of Cambridge Technology Partners (NASDAQ: CATP) and a member of the Global Executive Committee of the firm. He was a member of the exec team that took the company public in 1993 helping steward the company from one office in Cambridge, MA to 56 offices around the world with 4,500 employees.
Fergal attended Harvard Business School, where he earned his M.B.A. He also holds a B.S., Electrical Engineering, and a B.A., Business Economics from Brown University.
Interests include long-distance running, backcountry skiing, biking, golf, and traditional Irish violin. A native of Dublin, Ireland, Fergal lives in Geneva with his wife Jane and four children.
Ambassador Dan Gillerman is Senior Advisor to the Blackstone Group, and a Member of Blackstone’s International Advisory Board.
He is the Chairman and Ceo of Gillerman Global, a Global Strategic Consulting firm.
Dan Gillerman served as Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations from 2003-2008.
In 2005 he was elected Vice President of the UN General Assembly.
Prior to his appointment Ambassador Gillerman owned and was Ceo of several companies in Israel in the Chemical, Agro and Food Ingredient sectors.
He served as the Chairman of the Israeli Chamber of Commerce from 1985-2002, and a member of the Prime Minister’s Social and Economic Council, and Chairman of the Israel- British Business Council. He is also a member of the board of The Aspen Institute, Europe.
During that period he was a member of the Boards of Directors of several companies and Banks including Bank Leumi, The First International Bank and the Central Bank of Israel.
Ambassador Gillerman is currently Chairman of Pharmocann, Chairman of the Israel Opera and the AIFL (The America-Israel Friendship League), a member of the Board of the Azrieli Group, as well as a member of the Boards ofGovernors of the Hebrew University, Tel Aviv University, the Jewish Agency and Member of the Executive Board of the Weizmann Institute of Science.
Dan Gillerman studied Political Science and Economics at the Hebrew University, and Law at Tel Aviv University.
Ambassador Gillerman is the recipient of Honorary Doctorates from Bar Ilan University and the Academic College, Netanya, as well as the Partners for Democracy award from the AIFL, The Scholar Statesman Award from the Washington Institute, and other awards.
Ambassador Gillerman is married to Janice, and they have 2 Children and 6 Grandchildren.
Mr. Oren Zeev Founding Partner, Zeev Ventures
Mr. Oren Zeev Founding Partner, Zeev Ventures
Oren is the Founding Partner of Zeev Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm with early-round investments in technology companies. He has had notable investments in Houzz, Audible, Chegg, TripActions, and Tipalti. He is Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of ICON, a non-profit organization focused on bridging Israeli and Silicon Valley technology and business.
Prior to founding Zeev Ventures, he spent 12 years at Apax Partners as a General Partner, joining in January 1995 as part of the founding team of Apax Israel.
Zeev graduated BsC Cum Laude, EE from Technion-Machon Technologi Le’ Israel, and earned an MBA with Distinction in Business from INSEAD in France.
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