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Dr. Yossi Bahar

Chairman of the Board of Directors

As the Chairman of Haifa Group, Dr. Bachar will oversees the Company’s Group's activities and, through it, the activities of its operating subsidiaries.  He will interacts with Haifa’s the Group's Managment, in steering the strategic positioning of the Company Group and its subsidiaries. Dr. Yossi Bachar has joined the Trump Group and been appointed as Chairman of the Board of Haifa Group. Most recently, Dr. Bachar served as Chairman of Israel Discount Bank Ltd., for nine years, until December 2018.

Dr. Bachar started his professional career in 1986 at the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University in New York.  Later, he served as Managing Partner of Arthur Andersen in Israel, for almost eight years. Along with his management duties, Dr. Bachar headed the Economic and Financial Consulting division of the firm.  In 2002, following the dissolution of Arthur Andersen Worldwide, Dr. Bachar led the process of repositioning the Andersen practice in Israel and later – its merger with Ernst & Young.  In 2003 Dr. Bachar was appointed Director General of the Ministry of Finance.  In that capacity, he led most of the major economic affairs of the Israeli Government. He participated in the design and implementation of the macro-economic policy, which led to the five consecutive years (2004-2008) of significant growth in the Israeli economy, following the recession period of 2001-2003.  Dr Bachar was also in charge of advancing structural reforms and privatization processes in the economy, the most important of which is a comprehensive reform in the Israeli capital market, which has become known as the "Bachar Reform".

 Dr. Bachar holds a MBA and Ph.D. in Business Administration (specializing in Finance) from the University of California, Berkley and a BA in Economics and Accounting from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.