The Israel-America Chamber of Commerce Team

Oded Rose
Oded Rose
Oded serves as the CEO of the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce since April 2016. The chamber is a private organization whose aim is to increase trade, investments and economic relations between the countries. Previously, Oded served as CEO of Flow industries since 2008. Flow develops and markets worldwide its patented Airshock and Silo-Flow technologies that are used in heavy industries, water and the oil & gas industries. Previously Oded served as VP Marketing and Sales of Atlantium Ltd., a leader in industrial and municipal water disinfection equipment market. Prior to that Oded served as Managing Director of Aurum, a venture capital fund focused on life sciences and served on the boards of directors of over twenty companies including medical equipment and biotech as well as telecom and software start-up companies. Oded has also worked as a consultant at Booz, Allen & Hamilton (today Booz & Co.) out of their New York office, and prior to that as a software engineer at Scitex Co in Israel. Oded earned a Master’s of Science in Medical Research from Tel Aviv University School of Medicine, an MBA from the Wharton school of business, University of Pennsylvania, and an MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Oded studied his 11-12th high school grades at the IB Lester B. Pearson College in Canada ( Oded serves as the CEO of the Eastern Mediterranean International School Foundation, a non-for-profit organization whose mission is to make education a force for peace and sustainability in the Middle East. Its main activity was to found the EMIS international boarding school in Israel ( that brings in high school students from around the globe for a two-year International Baccalaureate (IB) program (11th-12th grades). 20% of the students are Israeli, 20% are non-Israeli Arab and Muslim students and 60% from over 40 countries.
Dr. Ariela Hezi-Ashkenazi
Dr. Ariela Hezi-Ashkenazi
Vice President
Ariela joined the Chamber on 1982
Ariela holds PhD. in Mediterranean Studies

The Israel-America Chamber of Commerce (AmCham Israel) established in 1965, is a voluntary organization of Israeli and American companies and individuals led by Chairperson Oren Sagi and Honorary Chairperson, U.S. Ambassador to Israel.

Since its inception, the Chamber has been dedicated to the promotion and enhancement of two-way trade and investment between Israel and the U.S.

The Chamber is the largest binational chamber in Israel and the exclusive local representative of the Washington, DC-based U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Representing the U.S. Chamber facilitates the promotion of business and government with a goal of strengthening the economy.

Member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

We are the exclusive local representative of the world's largest business organization – the Washington-based U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the umbrella organization of some 3,000 local chambers (more than three million businesses and organizations across the U.S.). Our Chamber is a member of the European Council of American Chambers of Commerce (ECACC), linking 46 American Chambers of Commerce (AmChams) from 44 countries throughout Europe and Eurasia.

Vital Role in the Fostering and Promotion of Trade

American corporations regard the AmCham as a vital and dynamic factor instrumental in fostering and promotion of trade and the logical point of contact for any initiative regarding business with Israel.

Close Government Networking

Close government networking ensures ongoing contact with U.S. and Israeli authorities on commercial, economic and legal issues to provide insight and react to upcoming legislation. 

Our Services for Members

  • A fast-track visa process to the U.S.
  • Assisting U.S. companies in locating counterparts in Israel, focusing on their specific requirements and business needs.

  • Linking American firms and Israeli business data companies for the purpose of providing market analysis, work plans and performance measurement reports, broken down by regions, sectors, etc. Trade leads provided directly by Israeli and American companies and by other organizations and government entities.

  • Advocacy on behalf of U.S. companies to ensure that they have easy and effective access to the dynamic Israeli markets.

  • Organizing, coordinating, collaborating and participating in a diversity of meetings, trade missions, seminars and conferences to inform members and address issues relevant to their business.
  • Publishing a newsletter containing updates on Chamber activities, news and business opportunities.

  • Updated Chamber website available to everyone online.

Dani Kipper, lecturer of communications at the College of Management, an expert in managing media crises, former spokesperson for the Tel Aviv municipality and chief of the news reporters at Yediot Ahronot.
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Advocate John Milikowsky, with offices in Israel and the U.S., is an expert in civil and criminal tax issues, including IRS investigations for businesses and individuals, as well as unreported foreign income and undisclosed foreign bank accounts, in advance of the July 2014 reporting deadline (pursuant to FATCA).
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 Ruth Cargo Group, which specializes in international freight forwarding, logistics and customs clearance, with branches in Ashdod and Haifa ports and Ben Gurion International Airport. The group handles shipment exhibitions, drop shipments and projects worldwide.
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RPM – Global Project Management, specializes in assisting global companies with their efforts of establishing a presence in Israel. The company also assists companies who already have a presence here with such logistical issues as: Visas and work permits for employees; accommodations and offices; HR and Legal and financial services etc.
For information, click here.

Erez Almogi, CEO of Blanchard Israel, specializes in developing organizational leadership in Israel and worldwide.
For information, click here.

We are the exclusive local representative of the world’s largest business federation – the Washington-based U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the umbrella organization of some 3,000 local chambers (more than three million businesses and organizations across the U.S.). Our Chamber is a member of the European Council of American Chambers of Commerce (ECACC), linking 31 AmChams throughout Europe. 


  • To promote trade and investment between the United States and Israel.
  • To be a direct liaison with the Chamber of Commerce of the United States and other chambers of commerce and business organizations, and to express the views of the local American business community to public and private interests in the United States.
  • To provide a forum in which American business executives in Israel and Israelis business executives with American interests may identify, discuss and pursue common interests regarding their activities.
  • To work with individuals and organizations in Israel on matters of mutual interest.

We invite you to join the leading companies in Israel that are already a part of our exclusive programs – Diamond, Platinum and Gold.

Becoming a member of the Chamber could not be simpler. For companies operating in Israel: To start taking advantage of a company membership, please fill out the form below. For companies operating abroad: Contact the Chamber – we will mail you the correct form.


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