Prof. (Emeritus) Yehuda Kahane
Prof. Yehuda Kahane is a Fellow (and a member of the executive board) of the World Academy of Arts and Science (WAAS). Laureate of the 2011 prestigious Insurance Founders Award, by the International Insurance Society (for his contribution to the theory, practice and education in risk management and insurance in the world). At that year he was also awarded for his life time achievements by the Israeli insurance industry.
He is a Professor (Emeritus) of Coller Business and the Porter School of Environmental Studies, and headed until recently the Institute for Business and the Environment at Tel-Aviv University. He was the founding dean of the first academic school of insurance in Israel. For about two decades he directed the Erhard Insurance Center at Tel Aviv University. During almost 5 decades he taught in many universities around the world (Including the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the U. of Florida, U. of Toronto, The Wharton School of the U. of Pennsylvania, the U. of Texas (Austin), and others). All his degrees are from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem: BA (economics and statistics), MA (business), Ph.D. (finance). He is life and general insurance actuary (Fellow of the Israel Actuarial Assoc., The International Actuarial Assoc. and others).
Version 2.0 of the e-book Risk Management for Individuals and Enterprises (co-authored with Profs. Baranoff and Brocket), has recently been published by FlatWorld and Boston Academics (February 2019).
During the last two decades he focuses on environmental and social issues. At the beginning of his career he worked also on Technological Forecasting, Operations Research and Information technology.
Prof. Kahane has a rich business experience. He is an active entrepreneur and investor in a large variety of innovative technologies and has owned technological incubators (each having about 30 start-up companies). He is a co-founder & board member of Ituran Location and Control Ltd. (Nasdaq's ITRN), and Capital Point Ltd. (TASE: CPTP), as well as other innovative private companies. He chairs the YKCenter focusing on the area of social innovation and environmental impact investments.
He Chairs the association of the visually impaired people in Herzlia and Sharon, and is a board member of the umbrella organization for the visually impaired in Israel. In January 2019 he was elected to be the chairperson of Israel-Brazil Chamber of Commerce.
He is married, have three children and eight grandchildren.
Fox news interview. Beyond the Dream. 6-6-15: