Birthright Israel Foundation, the North American funding arm of Birthright Israel, has named Izzy Tapoohi as President and CEO effective December 1st. He succeeds David Fisher, who earlier this year announced his plan to step down after the appointment of a new president.
Most recently, Tapoohi served as President and CEO of Israel Bonds (Development Corporation for Israel) from October 2011 to October 2016. During his tenure, he led the organization to more than $5 billion in U.S. sales.
Prior to Israel Bonds, Tapoohi held numerous board appointments including as Chairman of the Board of Africa-Israel Investments, as Executive Chairman of the Board of Bezeq, Israel’s largest telecommunications group, and as a member of the Council and Advisory Committee of the Central Bank of Israel.
Tapoohi, who was born in Israel and raised in Australia, graduated from the University of Melbourne with a degree in business administration, accounting and economics. He is also a chartered accountant.