As President of Rashi, François heads the Foundation's advisory board abroad. Following the family tradition of community service, he sits on the board of Alliance Israélite Universelle and is also a board member of the Girsa Alliance School in Geneva. Before retiring from the business world to devote his time to social issues, François specialized in equity markets and in private banking, managing assets and offering family office services.
Shaul Shani is a leading figure in the business and philanthropic communities in Israel, who for over four decades has applied his talents to strengthening the country’s economy and society. Highlights of his business career include his founding and co-founding of highly successful global technology and investment companies.
Hubert Leven, the nephew of Rashi's founder Gustave Leven, has led the Foundation as President since its establishment in 1984 until October 2018. He continues to be involved in the Foundation activity and contribute his experience, while also serving as Vice-President of Alliance Israelite Universelle and as a member of the Board of KIAH (Kol Israel Haverim). In his professional career, Hubert was CEO of a Parisian brokerage firm and served on the executive board of Source Perrier.
Michal Cohen served as Director General of the Education Ministry for four years, and earlier filled different roles in the public service, among them the Ministry's Senior Deputy Director and Director of the Pedagogic Administration. During her career, she has led large-scale pedagogic and structural reforms and innovative initiatives.
Michal holds an MA degree in education from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a diploma in Organizational Consultation for Education Systems from Tel Aviv University, as well as MA in Law from Bar Ilan University.
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