About gazit-globe

Management & Board

  • Management
  • Board Members
Rachel Lavine
Rachel Lavine CEO

Rachel Lavine has served as CEO of Gazit-Globe since September 2015. Ms. Lavine has also served as Vice Chairman of Atrium European Real Estate (ATR) since December 2014 and as a member of its Board since August 2008. Ms. Lavine  currently serves on the Board of Directors of Citycon and  is also a member of the Board of the EPRA organization . Ms. Lavine previously served as  Chief Executive Officer of ATR from August 2008 until November 2014. Prior to that , she was President and CEO of Plaza Centres and President and CEO of Elscint Ltd. Ms. Lavine is a certified public accountant and earned a BA in business management from the College of Management and an Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Tel Aviv University.

Rachel Lavine has served as CEO of Gazit-Globe since September 2015. Ms. Lavine has also served as Vice Chairman of Atrium European Real Estate (ATR) since December 2014 and as a member of its Board since August 2008. Ms. Lavine  currently serves on the Board of Directors of Citycon and  is also a member of the Board of the EPRA organization . Ms. Lavine previously served as  Chief Executive Officer of ATR from August 2008 until November 2014. Prior to that , she was President and CEO of Plaza Centres and President and CEO of Elscint Ltd. Ms. Lavine is a certified public accountant and earned a BA in business management from the College of Management and an Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Tel Aviv University.

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Adi Jemini
Adi Jemini CFO

Adi Jemini has been appointed as the Company's Chief Financial Officer, effective in the beginning of 2016. Mr. Jemini joined Gazit-Globe in 2013 and previously served as Chief of Staff to the Company’s Chairman, Mr. Chaim Katzman. Jemini has worked closely with the senior management teams of all of the Company's subsidiaries. He has also been involved in the M&A activity of the Group. Previously, Mr. Jemini served for almost three years as Regional Controller of Equity One Inc., the Company's U.S. subsidiary. In this position, he was responsible for the entire West Coast and South Florida regions, with direct supervisory authority over the finance accounting of more than 60 of Equity One’s shopping centers with an aggregated value of approximately $1.7 billion and generating an annual net operating income (NOI) in excess of $100 million.  

Prior to joining Gazit-Globe, Mr. Jemini served for seven years in a US affiliate of the global accounting firm Deloitte, in the audit and assurance practice where his last position was that of an Audit Manager for international companies active mainly in the real estate sector. Mr. Jemini holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Information Systems from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech),  graduating summa cum laude in 2003. He has been a Certified Public Accountant in the U.S. since 2005.

Adi Jemini has been appointed as the Company's Chief Financial Officer, effective in the beginning of 2016. Mr. Jemini joined Gazit-Globe in 2013 and previously served as Chief of Staff to the Company’s Chairman, Mr. Chaim Katzman. Jemini has worked closely with the senior management teams of all of the Company's subsidiaries. He has also been involved in the M&A activity of the Group. Previously, Mr. Jemini served for almost three years as Regional Controller of Equity One Inc., the Company's U.S. subsidiary. In this position, he was responsible for the entire West Coast and South Florida regions, with direct supervisory authority over the finance accounting of more than 60 of Equity One’s shopping centers with an aggregated value of approximately $1.7 billion and generating an annual net operating income (NOI) in excess of $100 million.  

Prior to joining Gazit-Globe, Mr. Jemini served for seven years in a US affiliate of the global accounting firm Deloitte, in the audit and assurance practice where his last position was that of an Audit Manager for international companies active mainly in the real estate sector. Mr. Jemini holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Information Systems from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech),  graduating summa cum laude in 2003. He has been a Certified Public Accountant in the U.S. since 2005.

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Liad Barzilai
Liad Barzilai Chief Investment Officer

Liad Barzilai was appointed Gazit-Globe’s Chief Investment Officer in November 2015. He first joined Gazit-Globe in 2006 and in 2008, he moved to Atrium where he served as VP of Business Development until 2011, Head of Acquisitions until 2015, and finally as Chief Investment Officer.  Mr Barzilai earned his B.A. in Business Economics and Management from the Ben-Gurion University and an MBA from the Recanati Business School at Tel-Aviv University. 

Liad Barzilai was appointed Gazit-Globe’s Chief Investment Officer in November 2015. He first joined Gazit-Globe in 2006 and in 2008, he moved to Atrium where he served as VP of Business Development until 2011, Head of Acquisitions until 2015, and finally as Chief Investment Officer.  Mr Barzilai earned his B.A. in Business Economics and Management from the Ben-Gurion University and an MBA from the Recanati Business School at Tel-Aviv University. 

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Rami Vaisenberger
Rami Vaisenberger Vice President and Controller

Rami joined Gazit-Globe in July 2004 as Controller and since then he has been leading the controlling and reporting department, dealing with various challenging professional projects and processes.  From 2000 through 2004, Rami served as an auditor at Ernst & Young.  Rami holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the College of Management in Tel-Aviv and is a certified public accountant.

Rami joined Gazit-Globe in July 2004 as Controller and since then he has been leading the controlling and reporting department, dealing with various challenging professional projects and processes.  From 2000 through 2004, Rami served as an auditor at Ernst & Young.  Rami holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the College of Management in Tel-Aviv and is a certified public accountant.

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Chaim Katzman
Chaim Katzman Chairman

Mr. Katzman is the founder, controlling shareholder and Chairman of Gazit-Globe (NYSE; TSX; TASE: GZT) . Mr. Katzman is also the Chairman of Norstar (formerly Gazit Inc.), the parent company of Gazit-Globe.  Mr. Katzman has served as Chairman of Gazit-Globe and Norstar, since 1998 and 1991, respectively.


In June 2010, Mr. Katzman was appointed Chairman of Citycon Oyj (OMX: CTY). Mr. Katzman also serves as Chairman of the Board of Equity One (NYSE: EQY), a leading U.S. Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) he founded in 1992.  He served as EQY Chairman & CEO from 1992 to 2006.  Mr. Katzman also serves as a director in First Capital Realty (TSX: FCR). In 2008, Mr. Katzman was named Chairman of Atrium European Real Estate (VSX and Euronext Amsterdam: ATRS).


A pioneer of the retail investment and development industry, Mr. Katzman is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), the Real Estate Roundtable and the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) and a trustee of the Urban Land Institute (ULI).


Mr. Katzman serves as a trustee on the Board of Governors at Tel-Aviv University. 


 Mr. Katzman is also the founder of the Gazit-Globe Real Estate Institute at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel.


 Mr. Katzman is a graduate of Tel Aviv University Law School.
 

Mr. Katzman is the founder, controlling shareholder and Chairman of Gazit-Globe (NYSE; TSX; TASE: GZT) . Mr. Katzman is also the Chairman of Norstar (formerly Gazit Inc.), the parent company of Gazit-Globe.  Mr. Katzman has served as Chairman of Gazit-Globe and Norstar, since 1998 and 1991, respectively.


In June 2010, Mr. Katzman was appointed Chairman of Citycon Oyj (OMX: CTY). Mr. Katzman also serves as Chairman of the Board of Equity One (NYSE: EQY), a leading U.S. Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) he founded in 1992.  He served as EQY Chairman & CEO from 1992 to 2006.  Mr. Katzman also serves as a director in First Capital Realty (TSX: FCR). In 2008, Mr. Katzman was named Chairman of Atrium European Real Estate (VSX and Euronext Amsterdam: ATRS).


A pioneer of the retail investment and development industry, Mr. Katzman is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), the Real Estate Roundtable and the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) and a trustee of the Urban Land Institute (ULI).


Mr. Katzman serves as a trustee on the Board of Governors at Tel-Aviv University. 


 Mr. Katzman is also the founder of the Gazit-Globe Real Estate Institute at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel.


 Mr. Katzman is a graduate of Tel Aviv University Law School.
 

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Dori Segal
Dori Segal Executive Vice Chairman

 Mr. Segal currently serves as Executive Vice Chairman of Gazit-Globe (TASE/NYSE/TSX: GZT), as the Chairman of First Capital Realty, Inc. (TSX: FCR), and as Vice Chairman of Equity one, inc. (NYSE: EQY). Mr. Segal joined the Gazit Group in 1993 both as principal investor and as senior member of the management team. In the past 20 years he has been active in the acquisition, development and redevelopment of shopping centers in the company's main markets. Having played a key role in the expansion of Gazit Globe to Canada, Mr. Segal's led the acquisition of First Capital Realty, Inc. in August 2000, and its growth since. Mr. Segal has served as president and CEO of First Capital Realty from 2000 to 2015 and as CEO of Gazit-Globe between 1998 and 2008.

 Mr. Segal currently serves as Executive Vice Chairman of Gazit-Globe (TASE/NYSE/TSX: GZT), as the Chairman of First Capital Realty, Inc. (TSX: FCR), and as Vice Chairman of Equity one, inc. (NYSE: EQY). Mr. Segal joined the Gazit Group in 1993 both as principal investor and as senior member of the management team. In the past 20 years he has been active in the acquisition, development and redevelopment of shopping centers in the company's main markets. Having played a key role in the expansion of Gazit Globe to Canada, Mr. Segal's led the acquisition of First Capital Realty, Inc. in August 2000, and its growth since. Mr. Segal has served as president and CEO of First Capital Realty from 2000 to 2015 and as CEO of Gazit-Globe between 1998 and 2008.

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Ronnie Bar-On
Ronnie Bar-On External Director

Between 2003-2013, Mr. Bar-On served in a variety of governmental positions in Israel, including as Minister of Finance, Minister of the Interior, Minister of National Infrastructure, Minister of Science and Technology, Chairman of the State Control Committee, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, and as a member of the Knesset.

 
Prior to entering public service, Mr. Bar-On practiced law for twenty seven years in a private law firm of which he was also the founding partner. Mr. Bar-On has a law degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  

Between 2003-2013, Mr. Bar-On served in a variety of governmental positions in Israel, including as Minister of Finance, Minister of the Interior, Minister of National Infrastructure, Minister of Science and Technology, Chairman of the State Control Committee, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, and as a member of the Knesset.

 
Prior to entering public service, Mr. Bar-On practiced law for twenty seven years in a private law firm of which he was also the founding partner. Mr. Bar-On has a law degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  
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Haim Ben Dor
Haim Ben Dor Director

Mr. Ben Dor is a corporate consultant in the field of finance and investments. Mr. Ben Dor holds a degree in Accounting from the College of Management in Jerusalem and an auditors' certificate from the Ministry of Justice.

Mr. Ben Dor is a corporate consultant in the field of finance and investments. Mr. Ben Dor holds a degree in Accounting from the College of Management in Jerusalem and an auditors' certificate from the Ministry of Justice.

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Noga Knaz
Noga Knaz External Director

Mrs. Knaz is the CEO of Rosario Capital Ltd. She formerly served as CEO of Dash Underwriting Ltd. and Chief Investment Officer in Dash Securities and Investments Ltd. Previously, Mrs. Knaz also held positions with Migdal Capital Markets, including Co-CEO of Madanes Financial Services Ltd. Mr. Knaz holds a B.A. in Economics and Business Administration from Haifa University.

Mrs. Knaz is the CEO of Rosario Capital Ltd. She formerly served as CEO of Dash Underwriting Ltd. and Chief Investment Officer in Dash Securities and Investments Ltd. Previously, Mrs. Knaz also held positions with Migdal Capital Markets, including Co-CEO of Madanes Financial Services Ltd. Mr. Knaz holds a B.A. in Economics and Business Administration from Haifa University.

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 Rachel Lavine
Rachel Lavine Director

Rachel Lavine has served as CEO of Gazit-Globe since September 2015. Ms. Lavine has also served as Vice Chairman of Atrium European Real Estate (ATR) since December 2014 and as a member of its Board since August 2008. Ms. Lavine currently serves on the Board of Directors of Citycon and  is also a member of the Board of the EPRA organization . Ms. Lavine previously served as  Chief Executive Officer of ATR from August 2008 until November 2014. Prior to that , she was President and CEO of Plaza Centres and President and CEO of Elscint Ltd. Ms. Lavine is a certified public accountant and earned a BA in business management from the College of Management and an Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Tel Aviv University. 

 

Rachel Lavine has served as CEO of Gazit-Globe since September 2015. Ms. Lavine has also served as Vice Chairman of Atrium European Real Estate (ATR) since December 2014 and as a member of its Board since August 2008. Ms. Lavine currently serves on the Board of Directors of Citycon and  is also a member of the Board of the EPRA organization . Ms. Lavine previously served as  Chief Executive Officer of ATR from August 2008 until November 2014. Prior to that , she was President and CEO of Plaza Centres and President and CEO of Elscint Ltd. Ms. Lavine is a certified public accountant and earned a BA in business management from the College of Management and an Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Tel Aviv University. 

 

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Yair Orgler
Yair Orgler External Director

Mr. Orgler until 2006 served as the Chairman of the Board of the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange. Until January 2010, Mr. Orgler served as a director of Bank Hapoalim. He is Professor Emeritus of the Management Faculty at Tel Aviv University. Mr. Orgler holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Technion; an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Southern California and a Ph.D. in Management- specializing in Finance from the Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Mr. Orgler until 2006 served as the Chairman of the Board of the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange. Until January 2010, Mr. Orgler served as a director of Bank Hapoalim. He is Professor Emeritus of the Management Faculty at Tel Aviv University. Mr. Orgler holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Technion; an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Southern California and a Ph.D. in Management- specializing in Finance from the Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Douglas Sesler
Douglas Sesler Director

Mr. Sesler is a private real estate investor. From January 2009 through February 2011, Mr. Sesler served as head of global real estate principal investments of Bank of America, Merrill Lynch. From 2005 until December 2008, Mr. Sesler served as managing partner and later as co-head of real estate investment banking at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Sesler received a B.A. in Government from Cornell University.

Mr. Sesler is a private real estate investor. From January 2009 through February 2011, Mr. Sesler served as head of global real estate principal investments of Bank of America, Merrill Lynch. From 2005 until December 2008, Mr. Sesler served as managing partner and later as co-head of real estate investment banking at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Sesler received a B.A. in Government from Cornell University.

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Zehavit Cohen
Zehavit Cohen Director

Mrs. Cohen is a managing partner and the Office Head of Apax Partners Israel Ltd.  Mrs. Cohen has both led and participated in a number of key deals including Bezeq, Tnuva, Psagot and Paradigm. Mrs. Cohen serves as a board member to a number of Apax portfolio companies and previously chaired both the Tnuva and Psagot boards of directors.

 

Prior to joining Apax Partners, Mrs. Cohen was Deputy Director General of IDB Holdings and Chief Financial Officer of the IDB Group. In the past, she served as VP at Chase Manhattan Bank and was a part of the International Department of Mergers and Acquisitions at the international accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand.


Mrs. Cohen lectures in Finance and Accounting at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania since 1988.

Mrs. Cohen holds a BA in Accounting from Duquesne University; an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Mrs. Cohen is a managing partner and the Office Head of Apax Partners Israel Ltd.  Mrs. Cohen has both led and participated in a number of key deals including Bezeq, Tnuva, Psagot and Paradigm. Mrs. Cohen serves as a board member to a number of Apax portfolio companies and previously chaired both the Tnuva and Psagot boards of directors.

 

Prior to joining Apax Partners, Mrs. Cohen was Deputy Director General of IDB Holdings and Chief Financial Officer of the IDB Group. In the past, she served as VP at Chase Manhattan Bank and was a part of the International Department of Mergers and Acquisitions at the international accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand.


Mrs. Cohen lectures in Finance and Accounting at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania since 1988.

Mrs. Cohen holds a BA in Accounting from Duquesne University; an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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