June 1, Tel Aviv.  The AmCham Israel Board of Directors today voted unanimously to appoint Oren Sagi, Managing Director of Cisco Israel as its new Chairman.  Oren succeeds Yaniv Garty, former CEO of Intel Israel, after a five-year service as AmCham's chairman. 

Sagi has been serving as the Managing Director, Cisco Israel since 2015. During his tenure, the company significantly expanded its business operations in Israel, acquiring six leading companies and establishing itself as a leading technological powerhouse in the global innovation landscape. Sagi holds a bachelor's degree in law and a bachelor's degree in business administration from Reichman University. He is a registered member of the Israel Bar Association and resides in Ra'anana with his wife and three children.

Sagi also serves on the board of directors of the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce since 2016, the Multinational Corporations Association, and the Executive Committee of the Economic-Social Forum.

Sagi succeeds Yaniv Garty, former CEO of Intel Israel, who held the AmCham Chairman position for the past five years.

Among Garty's notable achievements as Chairman of the Chamber, he handled visa bureaucracy for Israelis and established strategic cooperation frameworks in the healthcare sector between Israel and the United States. The project recently received federal funding for an additional two years. Additionally, Garty promoted the creation of an infrastructure for Israeli companies operating abroad and international companies with operations in Israel; thus, ensuring proper compliance with the new ESG reporting regulations that will come into effect in the United States in January 2024.

The Israel-America Chamber of Commerce brings together approximately 300 Israeli and American companies from diverse sectors, representing about one-third of Israel's economic activity. Recently, the Chamber signed a unique cooperation agreement with the state of Florida in the Health-Tech field, as well as various other economic domains.

Oded Rose, CEO, AmCham Israel, said: "We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Yaniv Garty for his five years of dedicated service as Chairman of the Chamber's board of directors. Under his leadership, the Chamber focused on broad-ranging issues that provide significant value to their member companies. Today, the Chamber engages in a wide range of semi-industrial fields such as sustainability, corporate social responsibility, training, as well as realms such as healthcare, taxation, and other areas that employ both American and Israeli companies. It also works to establish strategic connections between Israel and the United States in new sectors. We welcome Oren Sagi, a member of the board of directors, as the newly elected Chairman, and are confident that under his leadership, the Chamber will deepen and expand its scope of activities, strengthening economic and trade relations and fostering cooperation between Israel and the important and friendly United States".

After being appointed to the position, Oren Sagi, Managing Director Cisco Israel said: "I am excited to be appointed as Chairman of the AmCham Israel and I thank the board of directors for their trust and choice. The AmCham Israel has a central and significant role in the development and promotion of economic trade cooperation between Israel and America, as well as accelerating innovation by entering new industrial domains. I am confident that AmCham Israel will continue to be a platform with a significant impact on creating partnerships and mutual investments. I would like to thank my friend Mr. Yaniv Garty, the outgoing chairman, who made a tremendous contribution to strengthening trade relations and promotion, and for that, our gratitude is given".

Yaniv Garty concluded: "I would like to congratulate my dear friend Oren Sagi on his election as chairman of the AmCham Israel Board. Oren was a natural choice as he already leads significant business and social activities that not only change the face of Israel but also strengthen the relationships between Israel and the United States. I want to thank the AmCham staff, its Board of Directors and the Chamber members for the five years of cooperation during which we changed the face of the Chamber, strengthened its contribution to the economic and commercial relations with the United States, and strengthened the position and competitiveness of the Israeli industry. I am happy to continue serving the Chamber as a board member and continue to contribute to strengthening cooperation in the various areas of activity." 


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