Global Conference 2014

Speaker's Biography

Yariv Cohen

Chairman, Kaenaat

Yariv Cohen is chairman of Kaenaat, a global impact investment and development firm focusing on value-added businesses and technologies targeted at the developing world. He is also chairman of the Young Presidents' Organization Rwanda Action forum, which supports, assists and mentors businesses to scale operations in the region. Prior to his current activities, Cohen served for more than 18 years as president, chairman, CEO, chief technology officer 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. Cohen holds an M.B.A. with high distinction and a master in research on negotiations, both from the London School of Business. He has multiple publications and a registered patent.

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