Prof. Amir Barnea  
Prof. Elazar Berkovitch  
Prof. Jacob Boudoukh  
Prof. Rafi Eldor  
Dr. Sharon Horsky  
Prof. Ronen Israel  
Dr. Tal Katz-Navon  
Dr. Varda Liberman  
Prof. Roni Michaely  
Dr. Yitzhak Oron  
Dr. Talia Rymon  
Prof. Oded Sarig  
Dr. Eyal Sulganik  
Ms. Miriam Symon  
Dr. Yaron Timmor  
Dr. Orly Yeheskel  
Prof. Amir Ziv  
 

Prof. Amir Barnea
Ph.D., Cornell University
Prof. Barnea is the Founding Dean of the Arison School of Business. He has served as a professor of finance at Tel Aviv University and at Rice University (Houston, Texas). He also has served as a visiting professor at leading American universities. His main area of specialization is corporate finance. He has published many articles in top journals of finance and a book titled Agency Problems and Financial Contracting. He has been a board member of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, a member of public committees, a board member of public corporations in Israel and a partner in the Singer-Barnea Investment House.

 
 

Prof. Elazar Berkovitch
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Prof. Berkovitch is the Dean of the Arison School of Business and the director of its MBA program. He has been a professor at Michigan University and at the School of Business Administration at Tel Aviv University and served as a member of the editorial board of the Review of Financial Studies and the European Financial Review. The primary focus of Prof. Berkovitch’s research is corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy and firm reorganization.

 
 

Prof. Jacob Boudoukh
Ph.D., Stanford University
Prof. Boudoukh is the academic director of the Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Center for Capital Markets and Risk Management at IDC Herzliya. He has served as an associate professor of finance and international business at the Stern School of Business of New York University and as a research associate in the asset-pricing group of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Boston. His research focuses on empirical asset pricing, investments, derivatives and risk management.

 
 

Prof. Rafi Eldor
Ph.D., Harvard University
Prof. Eldor is academic director of the Rich Center for the Study of Trading and Financial Markets at IDC Herzliya. He has taught at Tel Aviv, Boston, Columbia and Bar-Ilan universities. He has served as the chief economist of Israel Discount Bank, chairman of the board of a publicly traded company, general manager of a money management firm and as a consultant on futures and options. Prof. Eldor has published a book and articles in leading finance and economic journals.

 
 

Dr. Sharon Horsky
Ph.D., University of California, at Berkeley
Dr. Horsky is part of the marketing group at IDC Herzliya. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Tel Aviv University and an MBA and a Ph.D. in marketing from the University of California, at Berkeley. She has served as a visiting faculty member at the National University of Singapore. Her research interests include advertising agencies selection and compensation, marketing outsourcing decisions and the integration of behavioral and economic approaches to consumer choice.

 
 

Prof. Ronen Israel
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Prof. Israel is the director of the Zell Entrepreneurship Program and the Entrepreneurship Center at IDC Herzliya. He also is a visiting professor at the London Business School. Prof. Israel has taught at leading business schools and executive education programs around the world and received awards for excellence in teaching from Duke University and the University of Chicago. His current research focuses on entrepreneurial finance, the capital allocation process and managerial compensation. He serves on the board of directors of Elco Holdings, Elran Investments and Young Entrepreneurs Israel.

 
 

Dr. Tal Katz-Navon
Ph.D., Columbia University
Dr. Katz-Navon earned a Ph.D. in organizational psychology at Columbia University, a M.S. degree in organizational psychology at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and a B.A. in psychology and sociology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dr. Katz-Navon’s research addresses organizational climates and performance, and the implementation of organizational behavior methods to improve quality, especially patient safety, in health care. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented her work at professional conferences. She teaches classes on organizational behavior and teams. 

 
 

Dr. Varda Liberman
Ph.D., Tel Aviv University
Dr. Liberman is the deputy dean of the Arison School of Business and the director of mathematical and statistical studies at IDC Herzliya. She previously headed the Teaching of Mathematics Department at the Open University. She served as an associate researcher at the Institute for Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at Stanford University, where she still spends every summer as a visiting researcher. Her research focuses on probabilistic judgments and decision-making; she and the late Amos Tversky co-authored a book on this topic. She also has written textbooks on calculus, algebra, combinatorics, probability and statistics, and produced and presented a television series on probability for the educational television channel.

 
 
Prof. Roni Michaely
Ph.D., New York University
Prof. Michaely’s recent research covers raising capital, conflicts of interest in the investment and banking industry, and companies’ payout policies. He is an associate editor of the Review of Financial Studies and has served on the board of the Israel Securities Authority. Prof. Michaely was cited in a study in the Journal of Finance Literature for the impressive number of academic articles he has published. In 1999, he was honored for writing one of the two best articles in the Review of Financial Studies. He received a similar award from the Journal of Finance in 2000. In addition to his affiliation with IDC Herzliya, Prof. Michaely is the Rudd Family professor of management at Cornell University.
 
 

Dr. Yitzhak Oron
Ph.D., Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Dr. Oron is the Dean of Student Affairs at IDC Herzliya. He has taught in the Economics Department of Tel Aviv University. Dr. Oron was a member of the Ministry of Education’s committee on the instruction of high-school economics. He is the chairman of two Israeli publishing houses: Amihai and Maalot. He has published texts in the area of urban economics and is the coauthor of Introduction to Macroeconomics, a book used by most Israeli universities and colleges.
 

 
 

Dr. Talia Rymon
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Rymon heads the marketing program at IDC Herzliya. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Tel Aviv University and a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in marketing from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the IDC Herzliya faculty, she was a member of the marketing faculty at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research interests include marketing strategy, competitive signaling, behavioral game theory and services marketing.

 
 

Prof. Oded Sarig
Ph.D., University of California, at Berkeley
Prof. Sarig is the Shrem, Fudim, Kelner Professor of Finance at IDC Herzliya and a former dean of the Arison School of Business. Prof. Sarig received his B.A. in accounting and economics from Tel Aviv University. His past academic positions were at Columbia University, Tel Aviv University and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has published many articles in leading international academic journals and books.

 
 

Dr. Eyal Sulganik
Ph.D., Tel Aviv University
Dr. Sulganik heads accounting studies at IDC Herzliya and is the CFO and deputy CEO of I.D.B. Previously, he held senior positions at the Israeli Securities Authority. He also chaired the committee the Health Ministry and Israeli Accounting Standard Board appointed to formulate a new financial reporting model for the HMOs and served on a number of government committees and councils that regulate, monitor or set standards for the accounting, auditing, appraising and insurance industries in Israel. He has published many research papers on topics such as information economics, fair division, voting theory, accounting theory and auditing theory.

 
 

Ms. Miriam Symon
MBA, Tel Aviv University
Miriam Symon is the coordinator of the English program at the Arison School of Business and the Efi Arazi School of Computer Science. She has an MBA from Tel Aviv University, a B.A. (Hons) in economics from Manchester University and a post-graduate RSA Certificate in teaching English as a foreign language. She has extensive experience in English training in companies and colleges and has attained the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Certificate in Teaching English for Business (LCCI Cert. TEB) with distinction.

 
 

Dr. Yaron Timmor
Ph.D., Tel Aviv University
Dr. Timmor is the Academic Director of the business administration program at the Raphael Recanati International School and heads the marketing communications program at IDC Herzliya. He has an MBA in marketing from Tel Aviv University and diplomas in international marketing from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and in advertising from the International Advertising Association. He has served as a lecturer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University. He is a consultant to Israeli and international firms and has been a supervisor in an advertising agency and a marketing manager.

 
 

Dr. Orly Yeheskel
Ph.D., Tel Aviv University
Dr. Yeheskel heads IDC Herzliya’s Executive Education Unit. She has extensive experience teaching managing organizations in a dynamic and competitive environment, international management and strategic alliances to MBA and executive MBA students. She has received awards for excellence in teaching and research. She also serves as a consultant and has been involved in developing programs for senior executives at many Israeli companies. Dr. Yeheskel is on the board of Zim, Maman, the Israeli Film Fund and the Batsheva Dance Company.

 
 

Prof. Amir Ziv
Ph.D., Stanford University
Prof. Ziv has served on the faculties of Yale and Columbia universities. He teaches accounting in MBA and EMBA programs and has taught executives for leading organizations (including Goldman Sachs, Philip Morris and Rhodia). He has won numerous awards, including winning the Columbia EMBA program’s Margaret Chandler Award for Excellence in Teaching four years in a row and being recognized by Business Week as an “outstanding faculty member” at Columbia Business School. He specializes in the role of accounting information in organizational design, financial disclosure and performance evaluation.