Global Conference 2017

Speaker's Biography

Yariv Cohen

CEO, Ignite Power


Yariv Cohen's global leadership is in creating country-level interventions through investing and leading businesses that address a national or regional problem at scale. His initiatives are focused on creating sustainable economic growth in countries and he operates in Asia, Africa and Europe. Yariv is the CEO of Ignite Power, a transformative company that distributes and finances solar solutions across rural Africa. He is also chairman of the YPO's Global Diplomacy Network. Prior to his current activities, Cohen served for more than 20 years as president, chairman, CEO, and lead negotiator in high-growth companies, both public and private, operating in more than 20 countries. His experience spans a wide range of cross-border activities, which include being an early- and late-state investor, project developer, entrepreneur, TV commentator, mathematician and lecturer. Yariv holds an M.B.A. with high distinction and a master in research on negotiations, both from the London School of Business.

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