WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

How are alumni of the Israel-Asia Leaders Fellowship impacting Israel-Asia relations?


Pooja Arambhan India LinkedIn Profile Icon

Pooja is Director at the Arambhan Group, promoting Israel-India business cooperation. Pooja is also an organizer of the Med4Dev Israel-India healthcare hackathon.

Dr. Akhilesh Kumar India LinkedIn Profile Icon

Dr. Akhilesh Kumar is a Crop Expert at the Israeli Center of Excellence for Vegetables in Karnal, India, where he teaches Indian farmers about precise agriculture - to gain more crops per drop.

Dr. Vasudheva Reddy Akepati India LinkedIn Profile Icon

After the fellowship, Dr. Vasudheva Reddy Akepati went on to head the India operations for Israeli innovation training company, SIT (Systematic Inventive Thinking). As a 2011-12 Israel-Asia Leaders Fellow, he coordinated and chaired a business networking event, Destination India, on the future of Israel-India trade relations. The event was held at Tel Aviv University, and included panelists from the State Bank of India, the Indian Embassy, the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Israel-Asia Chamber of Commerce.

Vishal Dharmadhikari India LinkedIn Profile Icon

While in Israel, Vishal coordinated an event 'India-Israel Cybersecurity Connect' which was incorporated into the 3rd Annual International Cybersecurity Conference in Tel Aviv, 2013. On his return to India, Vishal founded India Cyber Connect to provide marketing, PR and client relations services to Indian and Israeli cybersecurity start-ups, as well as assistance to Israeli and Indian companies seeking cross-border partnerships and joint product development in the cybersecurity space.

Joshua Victor India LinkedIn Profile Icon

As part of his fellowship project, Joshua began developing an online platform for exchange of ideas and best practices between Israeli and Indian NGOs. He also reached the regional finals of the Hult Prize in San Francisco for a plan he developed with other TAU students to combat global food insecurity. Having studied farming models of Israel's kibbutzim and moshavim, Joshua is now in the process of developing a project to establish an orphanage based on social permaculture to support orphan girls and destitute elderly women in India, with the support of a team of Israeli advisors.


Limin Wang China & Israel LinkedIn Profile Icon

Following the Israel-Asia Leaders Fellowship, Limin was appointed China Manager at the Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute.

Andrea Li-yen Lee Taiwan & Israel LinkedIn Profile Icon

Following the Israel-Asia Leaders Fellowship, Andrea launched China's 'She Loves Tech' event and competition in Israel. Andrea currently serves as the Business Development Lead at She Loves Tech in Israel.

Cynthia Zhang China & Israel LinkedIn Profile Icon

Following her participation in the Israel-Asia Leaders Fellowship, Cynthia was appointed Senior Associate of the China Desk at KPMG in Israel.

Edwards Lyu You China & Israel LinkedIn Profile Icon

Edwards is the Co-Founder and CEO of Vadi Ventures, a Tel Aviv-based company aimed at supporting Chinese investors and entrepreneurs in Israel.

Cherry Xiaomei Jin China LinkedIn Profile Icon

Cherry Xiaomei Jin works at the Zhejiang Provincial Center for International Medical & Health Cooperation, where she is the manager of provincial government funds for international medical exchanges. During her time on the fellowship, Cherry successfully facilitated multiple connections between Israeli healthcare managers and hospitals that are part of the Zhejiang Medical Exchange Program. She also worked with an Israeli incubator to build a database of Israeli start-ups in the fields of digital health and MedTech relevant for the Chinese market.

Daniel You Zhou China LinkedIn Profile Icon

With a background in introducing foreign-produced medical equipment to the China market, Daniel utilized his time on the fellowship to create opportunities for Israeli medical device companies - focusing on medical devices for operating and emergency rooms - to enter the China market. He successfully closed deals with Israeli companies to handle their distribution in southern China. During his time in Israel, he also interned with Israel Healthcare Ventures, helping them engage with Chinese investors. He is now Investment Director at BioClub - the biggest internet platform of medical technology innovation and entrepreneurship in China.

Holo Xiaoxing Zheng China & Israel LinkedIn Profile Icon

An award-winning producer of a health and lifestyle TV series for Shanghai Media Group, Holo, decided to utilize her time in Israel to explore a new career direction. During the fellowship, Holo wrote a regular blog for the Times of Israel's Chinese edition. In March 2016, Holo launched China’s first accelerator in Israel - TechCode Israel - helping Israeli start-ups enter the China market. The opening ceremony took place in the presence of China’s Vice Premier Liu Yandong, China’s Science & Technology Minister Wan Gang, Israel’s Chief Scientist Avi Hasson, and China’s Ambassador to Israel Zhan Yongxin.

Huiruo Li China LinkedIn Profile Icon

During her year in Israel, Huiruo served as the Israel Coordinator for the Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences and their new Israel Research Center in Chengdu, for which she coordinated an innovation summit and various events with leading Israeli personalities in China. She is a founding member of the newly-formed China-Israel Exchange, an organization created to connect Chinese cities with Israeli clean technologies. She also serves as Project Manager at PEMRED China - a Swiss-Israeli-Chinese JV, providing cutting-edge particle emission reduction solutions to alleviate PM2.5 pollution in China and other Asian-Pacific countries.

Jianfei Zhu China LinkedIn Profile Icon

Following the fellowship, Jianfei worked for several private equity funds in China, in the fields of cleantech and water technology, coordinating their engagement with Israel and investment in Israeli companies. He is currently Senior Investment Manager at GP Capital in Shanghai, responsible for their investments in Israeli technologies.

Ruihang Pu China LinkedIn Profile Icon

While on the fellowship, Ruihang participated in the China-Israel Economic Leaders Track at China-Israel Economic Task Force in the Prime Minister's Office with Israeli fellow, Iren Reznikov, through which he researched, identified and drafted detailed plans for initiatives to strengthen Israel-China economic relations through human capital exchange.

Xiurong (Ingrid) ye China LinkedIn Profile Icon

Following the fellowship, Ingrid was appointed VP and China Head at Rainbow Medical, an Israeli private operational company that seeds and grows companies developing breakthrough medical devices.


Dr. Chungha Koh South Korea LinkedIn Profile Icon

Chungha works at the Korean Agency for Technology & Standards at the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, where she specializes in international cooperation on smart grid standardization.

Hun Jang Cho South Korea & Israel LinkedIn Profile Icon

With a background in public relations, Hun Jang's fellowship project involved securing a series of high-profile interviews with Israeli business leaders in Korea's leading business daily newspaper. He also reached the regional finals of the Hult Prize in London for a plan he developed with other Tel Aviv University students to combat global food insecurity.

He is now Open Innovation Team Manager at Samsung's R&D Institute in Israel.

Jiyeon Ha South Korea & Israel LinkedIn Profile Icon

During her time on the fellowship, Jiyeon developed an app with a team of Israeli hackers to help safeguard women on public transportation in India, for which she received 2nd prize at the Dev4Dev Cleanweb Hackathon. She also wrote for The Times of Israel.

She is now Business Relationship Manager for the Korean market at Payoneer in Israel.

Lee Jae Eun South Korea LinkedIn Profile Icon

For her fellowship project, Jae conducted a series of video interviews commemorating the 50 year anniversary of diplomatic relations between Israel and the Republic of South Korea.

Following the fellowship, Jae served for four years as the Press Officer at the Israeli Embassy in Seoul. In June 2017, she published an adult coloring book on Israel in Korean - 'Color Me Israel.'

Yukhee Lee South Korea LinkedIn Profile Icon

Following the fellowship, Yukhee worked as a Program Coordinator for the Policy Planning Bureau at the Korean Ministry of National Defense, where she was involved in planning the Seoul Defense Dialogue (SDD) 2014, a Vice Minister level multilateral security dialogue participated by 27 countries. Following this, she served as the Representative for Israel Military Industries at Seoul Adex 2015 Exhibition. She is now Contract Manager for the aerospace business division at Ohbong International (OBI) Corp.


Aryo Indonesia

With a professional background in law and finance, Aryo worked with the Israel-Indonesia Chamber of Commerce while in Israel to co-publish and launch the Bahasa Indonesian translation of the book Start-Up Nation. The launch event took place in in Jakarta in November 2015. He is the founder and CEO of Kadima - a business consulting and investment firm to help facilitate stronger business ties and opportunities for cooperation between the two countries. He is also a co-founder of Start-Up Forum Indonesia.


Gilad Kabilo Israel LinkedIn Profile Icon

Gilad is Japan-Israel Projects Coordinator at iLand6, providing business consultancy services to Japanese firms interested in Israeli technology through investment, licensing and joint R&D.

During the fellowship, Gilad took part in coordinating and hosting visits of heads of state such as India and Singapore. He was also active in advising large Japanese corporations on the Israeli cyber technology ecosystem, and connecting Japanese investors to investment opportunities in Israeli cybersecurity companies.

Amit Kurz Israel LinkedIn Profile Icon

After completing the fellowship, Amit was appointed Associate at Israeli law firm, Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co., where he represents tech incubators, private equity and venture capital funds, and hi-tech and bio-tech companies. In 2016, he wrote an article in leading Israeli business magazine, The Marker, entitled 'The Indian Innovation Revolution – a Tremendous Opportunity for the Innovation and Technology Community in Israel'.

Cynthia Zhang China & Israel LinkedIn Profile Icon

Following her participation in the Israel-Asia Leaders Fellowship, Cynthia was appointed Senior Associate of the China Desk at KPMG in Israel.

Edwards Lyu You China & Israel LinkedIn Profile Icon

Edwards is the Co-Founder and CEO of Vadi Ventures, a Tel Aviv-based company aimed at supporting Chinese investors and entrepreneurs in Israel.

Andrea Li-yen Lee Taiwan & Israel LinkedIn Profile Icon

Following the Israel-Asia Leaders Fellowship, Andrea launched China's 'She Loves Tech' event and competition in Israel. Andrea currently serves as the Business Development Lead at She Loves Tech in Israel.

Limin Wang China & Israel LinkedIn Profile Icon

Following the Israel-Asia Leaders Fellowship, Limin was appointed China Manager at the Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute.

Holo Xiaoxing Zheng China & Israel LinkedIn Profile Icon

An award-winning producer of a health and lifestyle TV series for Shanghai Media Group, Holo, decided to utilize her time in Israel to explore a new career direction. During the fellowship, Holo wrote a regular blog for the Times of Israel's Chinese edition. In March 2016, Holo launched China’s first accelerator in Israel - TechCode Israel - helping Israeli start-ups enter the China market. The opening ceremony took place in the presence of China’s Vice Premier Liu Yandong, China’s Science & Technology Minister Wan Gang, Israel’s Chief Scientist Avi Hasson, and China’s Ambassador to Israel Zhan Yongxin.

Hun Jang Cho South Korea & Israel LinkedIn Profile Icon

With a background in public relations, Hun Jang's fellowship project involved securing a series of high-profile interviews with Israeli business leaders in Korea's leading business daily newspaper. He also reached the regional finals of the Hult Prize in London for a plan he developed with other Tel Aviv University students to combat global food insecurity.

He is now Open Innovation Team Manager at Samsung's R&D Institute in Israel.

Iren Reznikov Israel LinkedIn Profile Icon

While on the fellowship, Iren participated in the China-Israel Economic Leaders Track at China-Israel Economic Task Force in the Prime Minister's Office with Chinese fellow, Ruihang Pu, through which she researched, identified and drafted detailed plans for initiatives to strengthen Israel-China economic relations through human capital exchange. She is now an Analyst at YL Ventures.

Jiyeon Ha South Korea & Israel LinkedIn Profile Icon

During her time on the fellowship, Jiyeon developed an app with a team of Israeli hackers to help safeguard women on public transportation in India, for which she received 2nd prize at the Dev4Dev Cleanweb Hackathon. She also wrote for The Times of Israel.

She is now Business Relationship Manager for the Korean market at Payoneer in Israel.


62 Young Leaders from 12 Countries

75% of our alumni are now directly engaged in shaping Israel-Asia relations in…

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Israel-Asia delegations of investors and journalists coordinated

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Israel-Asia
ventures launched

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Israel-Asia bridge-building initiatives developed

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Israel-Asia conferences and events coordinated by alumni


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Alumni are working in key positions at Israeli companies in Asia or Asian companies in Israel

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Alumni working at Asian government ministries or Israeli embassies in Asia

Our alumni have facilitated dozens of deals and tens of millions of dollars in investment from Asian investors in Israeli companies