Yair Aharoni was the first Dean of the faculty of management at Tel Aviv University, He initiated the Israel Institute of Business Research and the faculty’s Top Executive Program – of which he was the first director. He was also Chief Executive Officer of the Jerusalem Institute of Management (1981-7) and Rector of the College of Management, Rishon LeZion, Israel.(1996-2001). His Chaired professorships include the Daniel and Grace Ross professor of International Business and later the Issachar Haimovic Professor of Business Policy – both at Tel Aviv University. Thomas Henry Caroll Ford Foundation Visiting Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. (1978-79). J.Paul Stitch Visiting Professor of International Business at Duke University (1987–95) He served as director of several firms and as a frequent lecturer in executive development seminars in Israel, Europe, Latin America and the United States. His voluntary public services include membership of many public committees among them the one drafting the Law of State Owned Enterprises. He is a fellow of the Academyof International Businessand of the International Academy of Management. His publications include several dozens books and monographs more than 100 papers and chapters in books and more than 150 cases.