- Our Team
Yuval Ben Sadeh 悠福
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 qualified teams all over the world.
In 1999, he arrived to China for the first time to conduct market research and then established an office for his company and led a team of distributors.
In 2008, he established his own company in China for Water Treatment Recycling, leading a Chinese team, offering the water environment sector solutions with the most advanced innovative technologies developed in various Israeli universities. Among his activities for the Sino-Israeli business community, he holds the position of IsCham Chairman.
Dr. Iris Kastoriano
Iris is IsCham's General 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 has lived in Shanghai with her family for the last 11 years. In Israel, Iris worked as a head purchaser in the public healthcare sector. Prior, 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 Chinese 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.
Rachel Huang 黄蕊
Rachel graduated from Guangxi University with a B.A. in Translation and Interpreting. She speaks fluent Chinese and English. During her studies, she participated in lots of overseas programs, and thus, Rachel has rich experience in foreign exchange.
Her work in an agricultural company led her to Israeli advanced science and technology in the agriculture sector. And it developed her curiosity about Israel. Driven by a vision for innovative Sino-Israeli cooperation, she has joined IsCham, hoping to promote valuable cooperation and communication between Israel and China.
Lexy Liu 刘思嘉
Business Development Manager
Lexy Liu is a highly motivated bilingual manager with a proven track record of success in collaborating with renowned international corporations and local governments and businesses. With expertise in business development and sales, Lexy excels in establishing and nurturing strong connections, understanding business needs, and delivering effective outcomes.
Having studied at Roedean School and Queen Mary University of London and lived in England and Europe during her formative years, Lexy possesses a deep understanding of bi-cultural business mentalities. Her ability to seamlessly navigate between languages and business perspectives enables her to bridge the gap between Western and Chinese cultures, providing valuable assistance to businesses seeking success in China.
Prior to joining the Chamber, Lexy gained valuable experience working on aerospace projects, which sparked her interest in Israel and its thriving tech industry. Through these projects, she not only cultivated strong government relations but also developed a comprehensive understanding of the rapidly growing Israeli tech scene and its efforts to navigate the Chinese market. Motivated by her passion and background, Lexy Liu is dedicated to facilitating and enhancing China-Israel business cooperation.
Ariel Briskin 金瑞安
Innovation and Strategy Senior Consultant
Ariel Briskin is an experienced manager with a demonstrated history of working in the Chinese-Israeli ecosystem. He's skilled in building cooperation for China-Israel business relations using his management experience, government and business relations, strategic planning, and business development.
Today, Ariel serves as Ekpac Group's International CTO, responsible for building strategic partnerships with Israeli companies, government, and academia by sourcing new, innovative technologies and products for Hong Kong, China, and other Asian markets.
He's a graduate of the Hebrew University, and served in the Israeli Army as a pilot training commander. He has been living in China for more than 8 years, where he completed a Chinese language program in Sichuan University and managed an Israeli Company in Guangdong for 3.5 years.
In his previous position, Ariel served as the General Manager of the Israeli Chamber of Commerce in China (IsCham) which strives to utilize IsCham as a platform to boost cooperation between China and Israel. These days, Ariel is also IsCham’s Innovation and strategy senior consultant. Ariel speaks fluent Chinese, English, Hebrew, and Russian.
Gal Furer, Adv. 高乐
Advocate Gal Furer lived and worked in China for 15 years (1998-2012), during which he held various senior management and legal positions, including the GM of ICD Security Solutions; Director and CTO of Beijing Digital / ITR; and as senior partner of the Chinese law firm Broad & Bright (in which he is still active as counsel).
Mr. Furer has a law degree (1990) and B.A (equivalent) in Philosophy (1992), both from the Hebrew University. He is co-founder of the Israeli Chamber of Commerce in China. He served as vice-chairman of the chamber till 2012 and currently he is the legal advisor and a honorary member of its advisory board. Mr. Furer is also the chairman of Israel-China Friendship Society.
As a Israeli advocate, Mr. Furer is practicing, Corporate and Commercial law, Real-Estate and Planning law, Labour law, etc. Mr. Furer is also serving as director in public companies (ICB Biotechnology Ltd.) and he is a frequent lecturer and advisor on Chinese business, economy and law, in various public institutions and private corporations. Among them, the Israeli Export Institute, the Ministry of Economy, etc.
高乐在中国生活和工作了 15 年（1998-2012），在此期间，他担任过多个高级管理和法律相关职位，包括中以联科安全技术有限公司的总经理；北京数码/ITR董事兼首席技术官；并担任中国律师事务所——世择律师事务所的高级合伙人（目前仍担任该律师事务所的律师）。
高乐先生拥有希伯来大学的法律学位（1990 年）和哲学学士学位（1992 年）。他是中国以色列商会的联合创始人，担任商会副主席至 2012 年，目前他是商会的法律顾问和顾问委员会的名誉顾问。高乐先生同时还是以中友好协会的主席。
作为以色列律师，高乐先生执业领域包括公司和商业法、房地产和规划法、劳动法等。高乐 先生还担任上市公司 (ICB Biotechnology Ltd.) 的董事，并经常在各种公共机构和私营公司做关于中国商业、经济和法律的演讲以及担任顾问。其中包括以色列出口研究所、经济部等。