Sheila Raviv

Sheila Raviv

Board Chair

Sheila Silver Raviv is originally from Wales in the UK and has been a Jerusalem resident for three decades. An IMPACT-se board member for over ten years, she is well known for her weekly newsletter focusing on Middle Eastern people and geopolitics, with a readership including thousands of leaders, journalists, politicians, diplomats and academics from around the world. Her Jerusalem home is a center for entertaining visiting dignitaries from all corners of the globe.

David H. Lui

David H. Lui

Board Vice-Chair

Mr. Lui has been Chief Compliance Officer for some of the largest investment advisers in the United States, including Charles Schwab Investment Management, Franklin (Templeton) Advisers, and U.S. Bancorp Asset Management. He is currently editor of Modern Compliance, the most widely distributed book on securities law compliance in the United States. Mr. Lui serves as a National Council member of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

Nathalie Biderman

Nathalie Biderman

Board Member

An attorney, Nathalie Biderman was legal advisor to the 1992 Olympics Organizing Committee and worked at Cleary Gottlieb before joining the founding team of eDreams. In 2003 she was appointed COO of the Havas Worldwide PR/Public Affairs, advising international corporations, individuals and NGOs, in their global communications strategies and in 2012 set up Calya International, a consultancy specializing in business development and influence. A member of the New York State Bar, Ms. Biderman holds an MBA from INSEAD a Master of International Law from Georgetown and a Tax & Business Law degree from University of Paris II-Panthéon.

Dr. Nir Boms

Dr. Nir Boms

Board Member

Dr. Nir Boms is a research fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center, Tel Aviv University and co-founder of CyberDissidents.org, a Middle East blogger network that focuses on freedom of expression and the promotion of dialogue. He was vice-president at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD). Dr. Boms‘s articles have appeared in Ynet, Ha’aretz, The Wall Street Journal and many other publications. He also participated in writing "Copts" in Egypt, "A Christian Minority Under Siege" and "The Long March to the West." His recent book, "Expat-ing Democracy" deals with the influence of expat communities on democracy discourse in the Middle East.

Youri Hazonav

Youri Hazonav

Board Member

Originally from Geneva, Youri Hazonav is based in Paris as the managing director of YouTube partnerships for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Israel and CEE Global. He comes to IMPACT-se‘s board with more than fifteen years of executive level experience in the media and digital industry and in international business development. Fluent in French, English, Russian, German and Hebrew he has earned master’s degrees in information and communications systems and in business administration at the University of Geneva with an executive course at Harvard University in the business of entertainment, media and sports (BEMS).

Ambassador Zvi Mazel

Ambassador Zvi Mazel

Board Member

Ambassador Zvi Mazel served as Israel’s ambassador to Romania, Egypt, and Sweden and held senior positions in the Foreign Ministry as Deputy Director-General in charge of African Affairs, Director of the Eastern European and the Egyptian and North African Divisions as well as the Research Center. Retired in 2004, he is a fellow of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs where he publishes a weekly column. Ambassador Mazel is a regular contributor to The Jerusalem Post, has written extensively on Middle East affairs and is a frequent media commentator in several languages. He is a graduate in political science and international relations, Institute of Political Science, University of Paris.

Julien Roitman

Julien Roitman

Board Member

A co-founder of FRC Associates, Julien Roitman has held senior positions at IBM including operations general manager for EMEA; director of plans & controls, IBM France; founder and general manager of DE3I Informatique; and a member of IBM France Management Committee. He has been knighted Chevalier of the Legion of Honor. He is past chairman of Supelec Engineers Association and the honorary chairman of the National Council of Engineers and Scientists. Mr. Roitman is currently vice-president and co-founder of France Compétitivité and past Board Member of the France-Americas Association. He holds an MSc from Paris University.

Jay Ruderman

Jay Ruderman

Board Member

Jay Ruderman is the president of the Ruderman Family Foundation, which focuses on the inclusion of people with disabilities worldwide and educating Israeli leaders on the American Jewish community. He served on the Board of Jewish Funders Network and the executive committee of the JDC. Mr. Ruderman is a life-long Bostonian, was an assistant district attorney in Salem, Massachusetts and Deputy Director of AIPAC in New England. In 2005, he enlisted in the IDF, then returned to AIPAC as the leadership director for AIPAC in Israel. A graduate of Brandeis University with honors, he received his JD from Boston University School of Law.

Susan Wagner

Susan Wagner

Board Member

Susan Wagner lives in Illinois and is president of the Nathan and Esther K. Wagner Family Foundation and CEO of the Wagner family’s private real estate companies and family office. She received an MS in Accounting from the University of Illinois with honors. After a few years in public accounting and raising her children to school-age, she worked for thirty years with her father until his retirement. Ms.Wagner’s philanthropic activities are dedicated to Middle East education and understanding, the existence and peaceful co-existence of Israel, and Jewish continuity. She serves on the boards of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (as Treasurer), Felnet, and the Center for Entrepreneurial Jewish Philanthropy.

Honorary IMPACT-se

Dr Yohanan Manor

Dr Yohanan Manor

Founder and Honorary President

Dr. Yohanan Manor is the founder of IMPACT-se. A graduate of Ecole Nationale d’Administration, he received his PhD from Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques. Originally from France, Dr. Manor is internationally renowned as a trailblazer in the study of school textbooks. He was a lecturer in political science at Hebrew University from 1970--84 and in 1984 began coordinating the campaign to revoke the UN General Assembly resolution equating Zionism with racism.