Meet The Team
Ms. Leviant, president of the Israel-Britain Chamber of Commerce heads LA Global Consulting, a practice of consulting and leading global and financial projects, investments and cross border transactions.
Ms. Leviant holds a LL.B degree from Tel Aviv University Law School and is a member of the Israeli and the NY state Bars. Currently serves as a director of NYSE listed company, member of Corporate Governance Committee and Co-Founder of the Center for Arbitration and Dispute Resolutions. Ms. Leviant is a certified mediator, Council Member of the Israel- UK Tech Council, and member of the Board of the Federation of Bi-National Chambers.
Ms. Leviant held several senior positions with Hapoalim Banking Group including EVP Deputy Head of Hapoalim Europe, Global Private Banking and EVP General Global Counsel of the group, and served as a director in overseas subsidiaries of the Bank.
Prior to that, she specialized in Corporate Law, Finance and Liquidation and was an International Law Research Assistant to the Law School Dean in the Tel Aviv University
Dafna Kovler, Adv.
Vice President & Treasurer
Mrs. Kovler, Israel-Britain Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, is a licensed lawyer in Israel. Ms. Kovler also holds a BA and MA in Political Science from Tel Aviv University.
Sidney was born and raised in London, before coming on Aliya as a teenager. He completed his high school education in Israel before serving as a first sergeant in the Nahal Paratroopers Battalion, where he continued to do active reserve duty for some twenty years.
Sidney holds a BA in Agricultural Economics and Management from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Following the completion of his studies, Sidney spent several months traveling in the Far East and Australia, during which time he worked for Cole Myer in Melbourne, Australia.
Sidney joined Mizrahi Tefahot Bank in 1991 and has held a number of positions in the branch network, International Activities and Private Banking of the Bank.
He is currently the manager of the International Private Banking Centre in Netanya.
Sidney has been the representative of Mizrahi Tefahot Bank on the IBCC since 2004 and as served as honorary treasurer since 2006.
Mr. Kaspi is a Banker at Bank Hapoalim B.M with over 34 years of experience in a unique combination of Global Private Banking, International Markets, Commercial Credit, International Trade, Domestic Investments and Housing Mortgages.
He currently serves as Manager of Mortgages for Non Residents, S.V.P and Senior Mortgage Coordinator. His Banking education includes professional courses in International Private Banking, Credit Analysis, International Banking, Commercial Credit Analysis, Credit Decisions, Advanced Senior Management and others.
He holds a Bachelor of Science (B.sc.) Major in Biological Sciences Pre Dental Program fromMcGill University, Montreal Canada.
Mr Kaspi is giving assistance in fundraising for "Akim" Israel – Voluntary Association dedicated to the welfare, advancement and development of the mentally handicapped in Israel. Also has high level of involvement in the Jewish Community in Montreal and in Manchester.
Mr. Kaspi is married with three children.
Yoav is the founder and managing partner of Aboulafia Avital Shrensky & Co' an Israeli CPA firm with offices in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv employing more than 60 accountants and tax specialist .
Aboulafia Avital Shrensky & Co' is a member of Prime Global - one of the five largest associations of independent accounting firms in the world.
Yoav holds a B.A. in accounting and economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Until 2001 Yoav was an audit partner at Deloitte Israel.
Yoav is a member of the Israeli Institute of CPA'S since 1987 and acts as a committee member of the Jerusalem branch.
Business & Media
An international communications executive and media consultant, Ofra specialises in developing and implementing efective communication and business strategies for leading companies, cutting-edge startups and international organizations.
Her work portfolio includes senior roles for UK News & World Report, a New York City communications agency, GIBF Chinese-Israli biotech fund, the City of Guangzhou, Bank Hapoalim and the United Nations. Positioned as a key figure in American Jewish-Israeli relations, Ofra maintains an impactful network. She holds a Master's degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.
years in office 2006-2010
years in office 1993-1997
years in office 1997-2006
years in office 1988-1993