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

Yaniv Garty former Vice President at Intel, and the Product Lines GM of the Next Generation and Solutions (NGS). In this role, Yaniv was responsible for shaping and driving the NGS strategy for technological and product solutions, from vision into realization.

Yaniv also served as the General Manager of Intel Israel, overseeing the company’s activities and operations in Israel.

Yaniv joined Intel in 2004 with the acquisition of Envara Inc. and served in multiple positions within Intel, including the General Manager of the Wireless Connectivity Solutions, a worldwide organization responsible for delivering wireless connectivity technologies and products.

Prior to Intel's acquisition of Envara, Yaniv served in multiple engineering, business, and managerial positions in companies in the field of communications.


Bini Zomer

Corporate Affairs Manager, Chevron Mediterranean Limitd

CEO, Ichilov TLV Hospital

 Chief Of Staff, Teva Global Operation, Teva Pharmaceuticals


Yochai Gafni

Managing Director Israel,  Dow

Yochai Gafni is the Commercial Director for ~$1.8b of Dow’s PU business in Europe. He is responsible for overall sales of the business in Europe as well as for the development and implementation of the business strategy in the region.

In addition to his PU business role, Gafni is also the country leader for Dow in Israel. He is responsible for establishing the company’s first direct presence in the country, driving the growth strategy in the region and connecting Dow with the local innovation ecosystem.

Prior to this role, Yochai was the Global Business Director for Dow’s Reverse Osmosis $0.5b business. In this position he was leading the development and implementation of the business strategy including global profit and loss accountability.

Yochai joined Dow Solar in 2010 and held several business development and marketing roles. He was the Commercial and Marketing Director before joining Dow’s Water business in 2014.

Before joining Dow, Yochai served in the Israeli Air Force for six years. Following his military service, he joined the Finance department at Intel where he spent three years as a Project Manager responsible for asset allocation in several Merger & Acquisition deals. From 2006 to 2007, Yochai led a startup developing and commercializing decision support system for sustainable agriculture in Europe.

Yochai holds BA degrees in Economics and Management Information Systems (Summa cum laude) from the University of Haifa as well as an MBA (honors) from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

 Vice President, International Business Development, RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.

Country Manager Israel, United Airlines

Noa Elefant Loffler

Public Policy and Government Relations Senior Manager, Google Israel

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