Mr. Marc Belzberg - Chairman
After receiving his MBA from New York University in 1979, Mr. Belzberg
gained extensive business experience in finance while working on Wall Street for Salomon Brother's Mergers and Acquisitions Department, Risk Arbitrage Department and then as Assistant to the Chairman of the Board of Oppenheimer & Co.
Mr. Belzberg opened the office of the Belzberg family interests in New York in 1983, becoming the first President of First City Capital Corporation.
While at First City Capital, Mr. Belzberg managed the risk arbitrage department, the Japanese bond arbitrage department, the foreign currency hedging and trading units and the largest division which was the undervalued stock investment group, where the company took significant positions in companies, some of which were ultimately purchased in whole by the group
In 1984, Mr. Belzberg
won the first national license to provide cellular telephone service in Canada before any US licenses had been granted.
The Belzberg family of Canada owned 40% of the consortium together with Rogers Cable Systems of Canada
and Telemedia of Quebec.
After the license was granted, Ameritech
invested $20mm in the company in exchange for a 20% interest.
Details of this story are detailed in a book entitled "High Wire Act".
moved to Israel in 1992 and became very active in the local business, political and philanthropic communities.
At present, Mr. Belzberg is the Chairman of Wave Group, a military technology company, as well as the Chairman of VideoCells, an Internet security Company.
Mr. Belzberg is a partner in the Venture Capital firm of Meditech Advisors, which raised and manages a fund for investments in Medical Devices only.
is also deeply committed to philanthropy in Israel and abroad.
Among the projects Mr. Belzberg
founded, built and guided the OneFamily Fund
, which has provided over $20M of assistance to all of Israel's terror victims and their families over the last 10 years.
Mr. Belzberg also serves as the Chairman of the Board of World Bnei Akiva, the largest Jewish youth movement in the world, with 50,000 young members in 35 countries.
He is also the founder and Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Jewish Renaissance, an organization dedicated to raising Jewish identity in Israel and all Jewish communities around the world.
Today, over 250,000 children in over 19 countries participate on a weekly basis in the programs of the Foundation for Jewish Renaissance
Mr. Belzberg sits on the Board of Directors of the Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance with branches in Los Angeles, New York, France and Jerusalem.
He also sits on the board of Heichal Shlomo an judaica anitquties museum in the centre of Jerusalem.