Shari Arison leads the Arison Group – a global business and philanthropic group that invests in ventures with added value to people, society, the economy, and the environment, operating towards the goal of bringing about positive change in the world.
Through its business arm, Arison Investments, the Arison Group invests in a wide range of fields that create positive impact, operating in compliance with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG).
Through its philanthropic arm, The Ted Arison Family Foundation, the Arison Group operates to create responses to the needs of the community, with social investments and strategic philanthropy. The foundation houses several vision ventures that were initiated by Shari Arison: Essence of Life, All One, and Goodnet. The foundation also adopted Ruach Tova (Good Spirit), a nonprofit that advances the spirit of volunteering in Israel. In this framework, Shari Arison initiated Good Deeds Day – an annual peak event of doing good deeds, celebrated internationally by millions of people in more than 100 countries across the world.
Shari Arison has also developed The Doing Good Model – a values-based model for positive creation worldwide, incorporating 13 fundamental human values in any activity. The model serves as a practical day-to-day tool for implementing values at the core of people, businesses, nonprofits, and communities, for the good of humanity at large. In 2013, Shari Arison was named Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by George Mason University, for her contribution to the advancement of values-driven business and philanthropy.
Shari Arison is the author of seven books, which have become bestsellers in Israel and worldwide. She has been ranked by Forbes Magazine as one of The World’s Most Powerful Women, and positioned second on the magazine’s list of Green Billionaires “for her contribution to the environment in Israel and worldwide, which she translates into her business dealings.”
Jason Arison heads The Ted Arison Family Foundation, a privately-held family fund that annually contributes to hundreds of nonprofits and organizations in diverse fields of operation.
Under Jason’s leadership - The foundation realizes the Arison Group vision of Doing Good, through social investments and strategic philanthropy.
Jason Arison is a member of three leading Boards of Directors at the Arison Group, and also serves as the Chairman of the Young Friends of the Tel Aviv Museum.
Jason is the founder of Artport Tel Aviv, a leading contemporary art center and home to Israel’s most prestigious residency program. Based on the belief that art and artists are a crucial part of our society, Artport is a home for artists at pivotal stages of their professional development, supporting and enabling the creation of new art.
In 2010, Arison was awarded the prestigious King Solomon Award for extending generous support to the America-Israel Cultural Fund (AICF).
In 2012, he was ranked by Forbes Israel as one of the country’s top ten leaders in art, for his unequivocal support and advancement of inter-relationship between artists and the community.
David Arison is an impact investor and philanthropist, Executive Chairman of The Doing Good Model at the Arison Group, who had served as its CEO for four years, and VP of Global Relations at Arison Investments and The Ted Arison Family Foundation. He also serves as a board member on two major boards at the Arison Group, a global business and philanthropic group – he is a board member of Arison Investments and of The Ted Arison Family Foundation.
Prior to his current positions, David Arison served as VP of Global Business Relations at Miya, Arison Investment's global water company, where he was responsible for strengthening and managing the company's associations worldwide.
Education: BA in Business from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC), Israel, also serving as a board member of this prestigious academic institution.
Initiatives: Executive board member of Innovation Africa, and cofounding member of The Impact.
Justin Rockefeller is Head of Impact at Addepar, a wealth management platform that specializes in data aggregation, analytics, and performance reporting. Justin joined Addepar pre-revenue in 2012, and was Global Director of Family Offices for 8 years before switching roles in 2020 to better enable Addepar to help its clients align their assets and their values. 550+ clients track $2.5+ trillion as of February 2021. Justin co-founded and chairs The ImPact, a global membership community of prominent families committed to aligning their assets with their values. The ImPact’s mission is to help families make more impact investments more effectively, and its purpose is to improve the probability and pace of solving social and environmental problems by increasing the flow of capital to investments that generate measurable impact. Justin serves on the board and investment committee of Rockefeller Brothers Fund; he helped steer the private foundation towards mission-aligned investing of its endowment. Justin received a B.A. from Princeton University, and lives in New York with his wife and two daughters.
Dyalá Jiménez is a Costa Rican national and specializes in international arbitration. She is
frequently appointed as arbitrator in institutional and ad hoc arbitrations, both in commercial
and investor-State disputes. She is a member of the ICSID panel of conciliators and arbitrators
for Costa Rica.
Dyalá worked in Shearman & Sterlin’s Paris office and at the International Chamber of
Commerce for seven years. She also worked in two law firms in Santiago, Chile and in 2011
set up DJ Arbitraje. Who’s Who Legal and Chambers & Partners has highlighted her work.
She is author of numerous publications (visit www.djarbitraje.com) and has taught in Lead
University in Costa Rica in 2017, as well as Universidad de Chile and the
Heidelberg/Universidad de Chile LLM Programme in Chile, from 2004 to 2013. Dyalá is a
founding member of the ICC Latin American Arbitration Group, the International Arbitration
Institute (IAI), and the Asociación Latinoamericana de Arbitraje (ALARB). She served as coeditor-
in-chief of the ICC Bulletin and Vice President of the ICC ADR and Arbitration
Commission briefly before her appointment as Minister in the Costa Rican government.
From July 2018 to August 2020, Dyalá served as Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica and
in such capacity was in charge of public policy on exports and foreign direct investment, as
well as representing Costa Rica before the World Trade Organization. In that role, she also led
the country's efforts to become the 38th member of the Organization for Cooperation and
Development OECD, which included passing 14 laws and undertaking a series of
administrative and political reforms. In addition, as minister she chaired the Board of
Directors of the Foreign Trade Promotion Agency and was a member of the Board of
Directors of the Costa Rican Fisheries Institute.
Dyalá works in Spanish, English, French and Portuguese.
Ahmed Taleb Al Shamsi was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Emirates Foundation in September 2019. An emerging pioneer in the field of Youth Empowerment, Al Shamsi possesses an outstanding track record in youth development, mobilization and engagement as well as partnership building, leadership communication and strategic operations.
In addition to his new role as the CEO of Emirates Foundation, Al Shamsi continue to hold the role of the Director of National Experts Program at The Crown Prince Court Abu Dhabi – Office of Strategic Affairs. In this position, he plays a catalyzing role in establishing a sustainable and effective mentorship model for youth. This features an innovative structure for mobilizing mentors and securing their commitments towards the human capital development of future Emirati experts. Al Shamsi also plays an instrumental role in designing the framework of a groundbreaking expertise think tank to consult on government policies, projects and regulations.
Ahmed was also the Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Youth Council from 2017 to early 2019 and the first UAE UN Youth Ambassador.
During his role as the Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Youth Council, Al Shamsi spearheaded the design and successful launch of multiple youth empowerment programs and initiatives through forging valuable public and private partnerships. He led youth engagement networks and programs, especially in underserved areas in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, through establishing corporate youth councils across government entities. He also established a youth value-based programs and centers based on the vision of the late Sheikh Zayed al Nahyan.
In his role as the UAE UN Youth Ambassador, Al Shamsi focused on enhancing young people’s involvement and contributions to the National Development Agenda and ensuring their voices and needs are heard by different stakeholders.
Al Shamsi also successfully steered and oversaw the organization and execution of major events, including Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi since 2015, project managed the UAE-China Week, the events operation and strategic communication for the Special Olympics MENA, the operation lead for the opening of the Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi. He also headed many strategic aspects of the visits of Heads of States and International VIPs.
He is a graduate of the American University of Washington DC with a degree in International Relations with post-graduate courses from Georgetown University, Oxford University, Harvard University, Columbia University and Royal Military Academy of Sandhurst.
Gary Dixon is president of The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation (RAK), whose mission is to help make kindness the norm by inspiring people to practice kindness in their daily lives.
RAK believes that the world will be a significantly better place if we encourage spreading kindness in schools, the workplace and home. They have an outstanding curriculum and a social media presence that reaches over 200 countries around the world.
Gary has also been a speaker at regional and national advertising conferences for the American Advertising Federation and a keynote speaker for various events.
Owen Fitzpatrick is a Psychologist and International Best Selling Author. His TEDX Talk ‘Mind Control’ has been viewed by more than 1.3 million people. He has traveled to more than 100 countries and spoken to audiences in 30 of them. His books have been translated into more than 15 languages. Having shared the stage with Sir Richard Branson and Seth Godin, Owen's a leading expert on psychology, influence, and change and has worked with billionaires, olympic athletes, and companies such as Google, LinkedIn, Pfizer, and Barclays. An award-winning filmmaker from Dublin, Ireland, Owen is based in Brooklyn, New York.
Efrat Shaked, 47-year-old mother of two, is the CEO of The Doing Good Model (DGM) at Arison Group.
Prior to her current position, Efrat served as VP of Product & Business Development at DGM, where she was responsible for developing the company's methodologies and processes and for business strategy worldwide.
In the past Efrat served as VP of HR in the business and public sectors as well as NGOs and as a strategic consultant to private companies.
BA in Economics & Management from Tel Aviv College, Israel.
MBA in Organizational Behavior & Marketing from Tal Aviv University, Israel.
MIT EMERITUS - Leading Organizations and Change
Bar Ilan university – Director’s course (voluntary board member at the non-profit Gallop)
The standards institution of Israel - ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems Auditor
The Israeli center for Management - Life & Business Coaching
Gevim institute - Mediation course
Specializes in community development, CSR and financial product development. Throughout Orit's career, she has constantly focused on positions and organizations where she can create shared value for the organization and its stakeholders. Orit's mission has been and still is to develop products and services, which have added value to the community, environment and to people in general, while maintaining profitability for the organizations she work with.
Orit latest position was the CSR manager of Strauss Group, promoting the implementation of a new sustainability strategy throughout its global and local food and beverage companies as part of the Group's mission to become a trustworthy company. In Orit's former position as CSR manager for the largest bank in Israel, she had lead shared value projects alongside initiatives to promote Financial Freedom Education.
Orit volunteers in 'Talul', an environmental organization with the goal of protecting Israel's seas and streams. Orit is also a member of the Financial Education team at National PTA Committee and consulting the management of several financial empowerment NGO's.
Founder of Girls Who Brunch Tour, Writer/Publishing Expert, & Change Agent
L'Oreal Paris 2019 Women of Worth Ni’cola Mitchell, Founder of Girls Who Brunch Tour, is a Best-Selling Author who made the Forbes List as a Change Maker in 2019 and Black Enterprise 2015 as one of the 5-Follow Worthy Bloggers to Watch. Through her independent publishing company NCM Books, Ni’cola published numerous titles which have been featured on various best-selling lists throughout the country. Much of her work revolves around complex relationship issues and Mitchell’s compulsive desire to see women overcome challenges. Ni’cola is the owner of Strategic Connections Plus a start-up business consulting firm that facilitates the growth of small business. She has penned 17 novels, published 125 titles, and has helped over 1k authors and independent publishers publish their books successfully. Ni’cola has also received the 2020 George H. W. Bush’s Daily Points of Light Award and the 2020 Civility for the Girl Child Initative Honoree. As a victim of domestic violence, Ni’cola Mitchell understood first-hand how at-risk youth are significantly less likely to successfully transition into adulthood due to a lack of resources and opportunity. Her own past led her to create Girls Who Brunch, a non-profit that combats this cultural epidemic by addressing low-income communities, and sponsoring girls in foster care, as well as sex trade victims and teen mothers. Through mentorship, workshops, STEAM training, and panel facilitations, Girls Who Brunch teaches different ways of thinking that ultimately enables at-risk girls to succeed and flourish. Through her work with Girls Who Brunch, she has positively impacted and equipped over 24K girls nationwide on ground and virtually.
Ruach Tova (“Good Spirit” in Hebrew) is the leading organization in the field of volunteering in Israel, specializing in matching volunteers with organizations. Ruach Tova advances and promotes volunteerism through partnerships with municipalities, businesses and the social sector.
In his last hours of service as a company commander in a combat unit of the Israeli Defense Forces, Captain Ziv Shilon was severely wounded during an operational mission on the Gaza Strip.
On October 2012 Ziv arrived to the Gaza gate to open it and allow IDF forces to return to Israeli ground. As he opened the gate a massive explosion occurred – a bomb planted by terrorists was triggered. Severely injured, Ziv realized he lost both of his hands yet continued to operate and directed his soldiers to safely complete the mission and evacuate him from the scene.
When he woke up at the hospital two weeks after the incident, he came to the realization that his life was forever changed.
In the course of two years Ziv had undergone over 17 surgeries and intensive rehabilitation – the story of his injury and recovery is a heroic and remarkable tale of the strength of the spirit and the ability to overcome challenges. Due to his immense motivation and power of will he succeeded to rise above physical hurdles including those he himself thought were impossible.
Ziv completed 5 Marathons and has been one of few in the world with disabilities like his that completed the Iron Man competition. Each day he demonstrates that the inner powers within us can overcome great obstacles.
Ziv is a fascinating, eloquent and impressive speaker and he is one of the most sought after young lecturers in Israel.
President and Head of the Global Network, Let’s Do It
Heidi Solba is the Founder, President and Head of the Global Network at Let’s Do It World NGO. With belief that everything is possible, the biggest task to her during 2016 – 2018 was to create the worldwide network in 150 countries, with whom in Let’s Do It World to lead the World Cleanup Day and work for the waste free world. Heidi does have experience from private, public and non -governmental sector, with a mix of strategic and practical expertise in Human Resource Management, in leadership capacity building, organizational development, circular economy and in CSR. Heidi is also accredited consultant and assessor, mentor and trainer.