About / Board of Directors

Eddy SHALEV, Chairperson
Founder & managing partner of Genesis Partners, Shalev is a founding leader of Israel’s venture capital industry. He has played a key role in the high-tech sector, including in Fundtech, Paradigm Geophysical and Orbot Instruments, and is currently a director of Aternity, Profitect and WorkLight. Shalev is also chair of the Endowment Subcommittee at Beit Issie Shapiro. He holds an MSc in Information Systems and a BA in statistics and psychology from Tel Aviv University.

Toby BERNSTEIN
Businessman in retail and manufacture, has specialized in the clothing and furniture industries across South Africa. He was a partner of Canvas and Tent, a world leader in the manufacture and trading of canvas-related products. Today Bernstein is involved with Walk-in-25, a community development company aiming to uplift and empower communities and revive local economies in townships as well as rural areas of South Africa.

Caron BIELSKI
CEO and founder BSP Funds, a research and investment company providing advisory and marketing services of hedge fund portfolios and fund of funds. Previously co-founder and managing director of B.A.I.N., a software company specializing in product data management systems. Bielski currently serves as the chairperson of the board of Beit Issie Shapiro and board member of Women’s Voices Now. She earned her B.A. in Social Work from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and an Executive M.B.A from the Kellogg, Northwestern University / Recanati Program at Tel Aviv University.

Charles FREEDMAN
Adjunct research professor in the department of economics at Carleton University. Freedman worked for the Bank of Canada for 30 years, the last fifteen years of which he served as deputy governor. Subsequently, he was a consultant for the International Monetary Fund, served as director and chair of the audit committee of the Canadian Depository for Securities Limited and was a member of the Board of Governors of Carleton University. Freedman has a BCom from the University of Toronto, a B.A. (Hon.) and M.A. from Oxford University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT.