• Our Team

    Ariel Briskin

    General Manager

    Ariel Briskin graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Department of East Asian Studies and Political Science. Prior to his studies, he completed his service in the Israeli Army as a Pilot Training Commander. Ariel has been living in China for the past 7 years, during which he studied in Sichuan University, as well as managed an Israeli Company based in Guangdong for over 3 years. These days, Ariel Briskin serves as the General Manager of IsCham, and strives to utilize IsCham as a leading platform to boost cooperation between China and Israel. Ariel speaks fluent Chinese, English, Hebrew and Russian.

    Dr. Iris Kastoriano

    Shanghai Manager

    Iris holds a DBA (Doctor of Business administration) from the International School of Management (ISM), France; a Master’s degree in Business Management (MBA) from The Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, and a Master’s degree in law studies (MA) from Bar Ilan University, Israel. In addition, Iris holds a B.A. in Health systems management from The Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Iris lives in Shanghai with her family for the last 8 years. In Israel, Iris worked as a head purchaser in the public healthcare sector. Before that, she worked at an import company as a brand manager. Her life and work experience, along with her academic knowledge, enables Iris to promote Israeli companies in China and connect them with the suitable Chines entities essential for success. Iris believes that combining China’s determination to acquire tech solutions and Israel’s profusion of tech companies would generate a great synergy and cooperation between the two countries.

    Contact: iris.k@ischam.org

    Jingyi Dong

    Members Relationship Manager

    Jingyi Dong is a graduate of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem with an M.A. Degree in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. She has served as the Members Relationship Manager of IsCham since 2019. Prior to that she worked in Guangdong Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (GTIIT) as the Chancellor’s Office Assistant. She also previously interned at Burson & Marsteller (Guangzhou Office), a pioneering PR agency. Having studied and worked in Israeli institutions, Jingyi dedicates herself to making China – Israel cooperation bloom. She believes that IsCham serves as a unique platform to achieve this goal. Outside of work, Jingyi enjoys travel and recently became a fitness enthusiast. She speaks fluent Chinese and English and previously studied Arabic and Portuguese. She has a special passion for languages.

    Contact: jingyi@ischam.org

    Dale Dai

    Operation Manager

    Dale graduated from Sichuan International Studies University with an M.A. in 2019, majoring in International Relations. During her postgraduate studies, she participated in a graduate certificate program at Nanjing University, and in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University, from September 2017 to September 2018. As a student body government representative at the Hopkins-Nanjing Centre, she has a rich experience organizing a variety of student activities and events. She speaks fluent Chinese, English and some Spanish. She enjoys interacting with various people with different fascinating thoughts. Before joining IsCham, she accumulated work experience at the Indian Embassy in Beijing. Driven by curiosity about Israel and a vision for creative international Sino-Israeli cooperation, she has joined IsCham, where she dedicates herself to promoting meaningful cooperation between Israel and China.

    Contact: dale@ischam.org

    Steering Committee

    Yuval Ben Sadeh

    Chairman

    Yuval graduated in Israel Hydraulic Agro Engineering. He worked 18 years as Export & Marketing Manager for one of the leading Israeli companies manufacturing filtration and water systems for Agriculture and industries. During that time he was in charge for hundreds of training sessions and qualifying worldwide teams all over the world. In 1999 he arrived to china first time for market research, and then established office and activity for his company and lead a team of distributors all over mainland China. In 2008 he established his own company in China for Water Treatment and Water Recycling, leading Chinese team and offering to the water environment sector solutions of the most advanced innovative technologies developed in different Israeli universities. Among his activities as a service for the Sino-Israeli business community, he holds the position of IsCham Chairman.

    Yishai Aviram

    Vice Chairman

    Mr. Aviram arrived to China on 1994 and established a joint venture in Beijing for manufacturing and sales of edible oils in Beijing and its surrounding provinces. Mr. Aviram has been served as the General Manager of the JV. Since their start point till now, the sales volume has been increased by close to 10 times, the brand-name has become famous in Beijing and expanded the sales roots and varieties of edible oils products into all sales segments: Retail, whole-sales, institutes and industry. The JV has become one of the “Big 4” in Beijing among more than 20 shelves brand-names, and the company is the largest edible-oil manufacturer in Beijing. On 2006 the foreign share-holder sold his shares to a Chinese state-own holding company and the new share-holder has requested Mr. Aviram to continue his duty under his leadership. On 2009, Mr. Aviram nominated to be also GM of a huge new project in Tianjin, building the new Grain & Oil Industry base for the group (>150M$ project).

    Eyal Shimoni

    Vice Chairman

    Mr. Eyal Shimoni heads and manages all the activities of Bank Leumi in China since 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Shimoni held numerous positions in Leumi Group including vice president for strategy and business development at Leumi Card, CEO at Leumi Check, and countrywide sales manager at Leumi Card. Before joining Leumi Group, Mr. Shimoni had worked for Teleclal as the vice president of marketing and sales.

    Gal Dymant

    Director

    Mr. Dymant has over 15 years of experience in China in venture capital and private equity. His career highlights include senior-level management at Merrill Lynch, Managing Director of Far East Investment Ltd, and Co-founding Zero2IPO, a leading service provider for the Chinese VC and PE industry. Mr. Dymant is the CEO and founder of Asia Direct, a leading company in bringing Israeli technologies into the China market; he is also the representative partner of Pitango venture capital in China.

    Zach Lichtblau

    Director

    Zach is a graduate of Tel Aviv University Law School and Department of East Asian Studies and holds a Master degree in International Management for China from the University of London -SOAS.
    Additionally, he spent two years studying Chinese in Taiwan. Zach joined HIL, a Dutch law firm in Shanghai in 2005. He joined Bonnard Lawson as a local partner in 2010 and currently manages the firm’s Shanghai office. Zach is specialized in joint ventures, market entry, and business structuring. Zach is also a founding partner of Equasia, which provides corporate services in Hong Kong and other offshore jurisdictions and is a board member of Kehilat Shanghai since 2014.

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