Amit Marom - Founder of the Marom Group
and the Marom Foundation.
After serving for 14 years (1993 – 2007) in a variety of commanding positions in the Israeli paratroopers’ brigade and as the assistant to the Defense Attaché at the Israeli Embassy in Washington DC, Amit switched to the growing social – financial arena and joined “Elem”, a leading Israeli NGO providing services to youth at risk.
Holding the position of International Development Director for two years, Amit became involved with many Israeli and international social organizations, and was constantly looking for ways to optimize social return and figure out better ways to create beneficial social models while utilizing effective business models.
In 2009, Amit founded the Marom Group, a leading international social investments house designed for international organizations and social investors seeking to optimize their performance in the field of social – financial investments.
In 2011, Amit founded the Marom Foundation, in order to support young social entrepreneurs around the world. As part of his philanthropic activities, he is a board member for a variety of social organizations.
Amit holds an MBA in Business Administration, with a major in finance, marketing & human resources, and is currently completing his law studies. Amit is married to Yafit and is the father of Tsur, Oz and Yahav. In his free time Amit is a triathlete, a golfer and an enthusiastic book collector.
Michal Engelberg - Executive Director
Volunteering and social involvement is in my blood from an early age. I currently volunteer at the Tel Aviv Rape Crisis Center, having served as a member of the Board in the past. I previously volunteered with the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project with Habitat for Humanity, as well as being the organizer for the World Youth Leadership Network Peace Concert in Tibet.
I have a vast experience in the field of social organizations and partnership development. As a former Director of Social Responsibility at Citi, I initiated a groundbreaking program in partnership with Tel Aviv University working with disadvantaged populations on financial education. I won the 2007 Citi Community Relations Award in recognition of my outstanding achievements.
I also served as Director of Resource Development for the Israel Women’s Network, where I had the opportunity to represent the organization at the 2010 United Nations Millennium Development Goals’ Gender Conference in New York.
I hold a BA in Political Science and a minor in Gender Studies, graduating with academic honors. Additionally, I studied Corporate Social Responsibility Management at Ma’ala, I hold a certificate in Groups Facilitation from Tel Aviv University’s School of Social Work and I am graduate of the Lay Leadership Program of Kolot. I am now studying for a MBA and in my spare time, I practice yoga.
The biggest love of my life are two girls named Emanuel and Aviv.
Einat Dvir - VP Strategic Development & Partnerships
A former Jewish Agency Israel Program Coordinator at UC Berkeley, Einat initiated significant projects such as The Israeli Film Festival and Zionism & Jewish Identity workshops. A Tactical Trainer for the Israeli Navy, Einat created and managed simulation scenarios for various naval units, including joint projects with international naval forces. Her involvement in the non-profit sector ranges from Be’er Sheva’s SPCA and Be’er Sheva Loves Animals to the Ben Gurion University Student Association. Einat holds a double BA in Political Science and Multidisciplinary Studies from Israel’s Ben Gurion University. In her free time, Einat enjoys running, swimming, practicing yoga and kickboxing.
Shani Giladi - Director, Capacity Building Programs
As an officer in the Research, Strategies and Initiatives Branch of IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, Shani took part in shaping the image of IDF worldwide through briefing high ranking officers before meetings with media representatives. After finishing her military service, Shani initiated and executed media work plans for a commercial PR firm, and coordinated the news desk at an economic news website. While finishing her BA in Psychology & Political Science at Tel Aviv University, she was a team member in a company assisting social and public organizations make desicions with large scale stakeholders. In her spare time she is a board memeber and volunteer in an Israeli environmental NGO.
Nizan Nachmias - Project Manager
Nizan grew up in the Israeli Negev as well as in the US and is a devoted social activist. As part of her military service in the IDF, Nizan served at the Human Resource Department in Battalion 50 and was in charge of communication with all levels of command, soldiers, and working with senior military officers. Soon after her military service, Nizan volunteered with a local community in a remote Nepali village as part of Tevel B'tzedek organization. While studying for her BA in Political Science & Sociology and Anthropology at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, she raised a future guide dog as part of the the Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind volunteering program, as well as volunteering at the HIV Treatment Center as part of the Israel Aids Task Force in Be'er Sheba. Upon graduation, Nizan worked at an education focused non-profit organization, responsible for external relations and resource development. Nizan recently completed her MBA degree from the College of Management Academic Studies. In her free time, Nizan enjoys helping her family produce olive oil and pickled olives from their family olive grove and taking her dog Niki for long walks in the park.
Eliya Tenenboim- Executive Assistant to Founder
After graduating Rabin "Mechina" for Social Leadership, Eliya joined the Educational corps and finished Officer Training School as an Outstanding Soldier. Captain in effect, Eliya served as a Platoon commander, as well as a Company commander of different educational trainings, such as "Amir" to help integrate soldiers of Ethiopian origin, and "High School Diploma" course, for soldiers who didn't finish high school. During her Bachelor degree studies in Philosophy and Political Science at Tel Aviv University, Eliya participated in the "Tikvah Fund" Seminar for Outstanding Students in the field of Social thought. She graduated shortly after, with a Dean's Award for Academic Merit in both fields of study. Pursuing her devotion for education, Eliya worked at "Bridge to youth" NGO as a Director of the "bai't ham", providing guidance to approximately 30 youth at risk, and trainings for the volunteer staff members and salaried teachers. In addition, she volunteered as an English teacher at the African Refugees Development Center. Today Eliya is pursuing her M.B.A.
Darina (Dasha) Privalko - Special Projects
Darina (Dasha) Privalko, Israeli, originally from Kiev (Ukraine) has over 13 years of hands-on work experience in the field of project & strategic development, outreach and fundraising, working with Jewish institutions and communities, NGOs, startups and social entrepreneurs in the FSU, Israel, Europe, USA, including the positions of Regional Development and Outreach Director for Jewish student organization Hillel FSU, Vice-President on Fundraising at the Russian Jewish Congress (Moscow) and CEO of Leadel FLY Conference: connecting Israeli and European innovators to investors, experts and one another. As an acknowledged expert in the field of Jewish communal life in Ukraine, Darina was commissioned by Institute for Jewish Policy Research (London) to conduct an extensive survey “Jewish life in Ukraine: Achievements, challenges and priorities from the collapse of communism to 2013”, published in 2014. Darina holds Master’s degree in Economics and Marketing from the International Solomon University (Ukraine) and currently aspires the degree in Social Media Marketing by Medill School (Northwestern University, Chicago). In her spare time Darina enjoys sports and travels, and nurtures her "baby-project", the International Sport Camp “J-Sport”.