President of the State of Israel
Minister of Education
Council Acting Chairperson
Board of Trustees (BOT) Chairperson
Talia Aharoni holds a PhD. in Practices and Theories from Paris 8 University. Her doctorate thesis, titled “Glocalization of Corporate Social Responsibility: The Development and Characterization of CSR in Israel”, was based on her experience as the founder of Maala – Business for Social Responsibility in Israel. Aharoni is an adjunct professor for CSR at The Recanatti School of Business, Tel-Aviv University, and COLMAN – College of Management; and an invited lecturer on CSR issues to a variety of academic institutions and conferences, both local and global. Aharoni’s present and past public engagements include: Trustee of the Wolf Foundation; Board member of: The Association for Civil Rights in Israel; Yedid – Association for Community Empowerment; Midot – Ranking and Analyzing NPO. Former member of: The Prime Minister’s cross partnership table; The GRI Stakeholders Council 2007-2013; MENA Network Global Compact 2007-2010; The Israeli committee for the ISO 26000; CSR Leaders Network. Served on the Board of Investec Bank Israel 1999-2004; Special advisor to Israel Minister of Finance 1997-1998.
Prof. Ehud Keinan of the Schulich Faculty of Chemistry at the Technion, was born and educated in Israel, obtained PhD from the Weizmann Institute of Science and postdoc at the University of Wisconsin. He has published nearly 200 research papers, 20 patents and 3 books on biocatalysis, organic synthesis, molecular-computing, supra-molecular chemistry, improvised explosives and drug discovery. He was Dean of the Schulich Faculty of Chemistry, Adjunct Professor at The Scripps Research Institute in California, founder and first Head of the Institute of Catalysis in the Technion and founded two startup companies. Since 2009, he is President of the Israel Chemical Society and Editor-in-Chief of the Israel Journal of Chemistry.