CEO - Israel Vehicle Importers Association

About Me

Serving as the CEO of the Israeli Vehicle Importers Association since 2018, he brings nearly three decades of leadership experience from the Insurance and Automotive industry. His professional journey includes key roles such as Chairman of the New Kopel Group, Deputy CEO of MCA Group, and CEO of Opel Israel.

In 2023, he was certified as a Business Arbitrator by the Faculty of Law at Bar Ilan University.

He is a graduate of the Naval Combat Officers Academy and holds the rank of retired Major from the Israeli Defense Forces.

His experience extends to sports management, where he served as the manager for Hagar Finer, a five-time Women’s World Boxing Champion, for several years, starting in 2009.

In the academic realm, he has been an Associate Professor at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies since 2017. His educational qualifications include a Ph.D. in Economics and Crisis Management, awarded by UTM University, and a second Ph.D. in Economics and International Affairs, with a specific focus on Strategies in the Global Business Environment, granted by ASE University.

He is also an author, having published ‘Enterprise Crisis Management’ in 2021, which has been recognized as one of the top crisis management eBooks by BookAuthority, standing at #14 on their list, where he presents a practical advanced algorithm for risk detection, prevention, and mitigation in a range of organizations.

In 2023, he published ‘Drive Against Crisis,’ proposing an economic model for governments and automakers to mitigate crises, accidents, and pollution. His latest publication, ‘Be the Game Changer’ in 2024, offers practical advice for overcoming personal and professional hurdles aimed at empowering young leaders and entrepreneurs.

Contact Information:

HEZI AVIRAM SHAYB | CEO – Israel Vehicle Importers Association


76 Menachem Begin rd. Tel-Aviv

HEZI AVIRAM SHAYB Israel Vehicle Importers Association

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