Leadership

  • a. Chaim Katzman

    Founder & CEO, Gazit – Globe

  • b. Adi Jemini

    EVP & CFO

  • c. Rami Vaisenberger

    Vice President & Controller

  • d. Zvi Gordon

    VP of Investments

  • e. Jeff Mooallem

    CEO Gazit Horizons

  • f. Mia Stark

    CEO of Gazit Brazil

  • g. Yaron Eshel

    CEO Gazit Israel

  • h.Ehud Arnon

    Chairman of the Board of Directors

  • i.Dori J. Segal

    Director

  • j.Ronnie Bar-On

    Director

  • k.Haim ben dor

    Director

  • l.Zehavit Cohen Yosef

    Director

  • m.Yair Orgler

    Director

  • n.Douglas Sesler

    Director

Leadership Team

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  • Chaim Katzman0
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    Chaim Katzman is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer and controlling shareholder of Gazit Globe Ltd. As CEO of Gazit Globe, Mr. Katzman leads the global operations and manages subsidiary activities totaling $11billion of real estate assets (excluding Gazit’s non-consolidated investments in First Capital Realty Inc) in the Unites States, Canada, Europe, Israel and Brazil. Mr. Katzman is also the Founder, Chief Executive Officer and controlling shareholder of Norstar Holdings Inc. (TASE: NSTR), the parent company of Gazit Globe, was the Founder, CEO and Executive Chairman of Equity One, Inc. (NYSE: EQY), a leading urban focused shopping center REIT he founded in 1992 that merged with Regency Centers in 2017, forming a leading US shopping center REIT. Mr. Katzman served in roles as EQY’s CEO and Chairman from 1992 to 2006 and as its chairman till 2017. Mr. Katzman also served as Chairman of the Board of First Capital Realty Inc. (TSX: FCR), Canada’s leading owner, developer and operator of supermarket- and pharmacy-anchored shopping centers from 2000 to 2015.. In 2008, following an investment by Gazit Globe, Mr. Katzman was appointed as Chairman of Atrium European Real Estate (VSX/Euronext Amsterdam: ATR), a leading real estate company that owns, operates and develops shopping centers in Central and Eastern Europe. In 2010, Mr. Katzman was appointed Chairman of Citycon Oyj (OMX: CTY), an owner, developer and operator of shopping centers in the Nordic and Baltic and the market leader in the Nordic shopping center sector. A pioneer of the retail investment and development industry, Mr. Katzman is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), the Real Estate Roundtable and the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE), and a former trustee of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Mr. Katzman was the recipient and winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Award in the Real Estate and Construction Services Category in Florida. Mr. Katzman received an L.L.B. from Tel Aviv University Law School and serves as a Trustee on the Board of Governors at Tel-Aviv University. Mr. Katzman is a well-known civic leader, philanthropist and supporter of numerous civic organizations. In 2011, he founded the Gazit Globe Real Estate Institute at Israel’s Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, an academic and research program focused on innovation and entrepreneurship in the real estate sector that offers a Master’s degree in real estate with concentrations in housing, land use and real estate finance. Linkedin Icon LinkedIn Page

  • Adi Jemini1
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    Adi Jemini has been the Chief Financial Officer of Gazit Globe since 2015 and Executive Vice Chairman as of November 2016. Jemini joined Gazit Globe in 2013 after previously serving as Chief of Staff to the Company's Chairman, Chaim Katzman. Jemini has worked closely with senior management teams of all the company's subsidiaries. He has also been involved in the M&A activities of the Group. Before joining Gazit, Jemini served as Regional Controller of Equity One Inc., the Company's former U.S. subsidiary. Jemini was responsible for the entire West Coast and South Florida regions with direct authority over the finance accounting of over 60 of Equity One's shopping centers with an aggregated value of approximately $1.7 billion and generating and annual net operating income of (NOI) in excess of $100 million. Jemini holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Information System from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2003. He has been a Certified Public Accountant in the U.S. since 2005. Linkedin Icon LinkedIn Page

  • Rami Vaisenberger2
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    Rami Vaisenberger serves as the Company's VP and Controller as of March 2011. Mr. Vaisenberger joined Gazit Globe in 2004 as the Company's Controller. Mr. Vaisenberger has since led the controlling and reporting department, dealing with various challenging professional projects and processes. From 2000-2004, Mr. Vaisenberger served as an auditor at Ernst & Young. Mr. Vaisenberger holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from the College of Management in Tel Aviv and is a certified public accountant. Linkedin Icon LinkedIn Page

  • Zvi Gordon3
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    Zvi Gordon has been Vice President of Investments at Gazit Globe since July, 2017. Mr. Gordon joined the Gazit Group in 2015 as Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions and Chief of Staff to the Company Chairman. Additionally, Mr. Gordon has been Chief Investment Officer of Norstar Holdings Inc. since 2016. Prior to joining Gazit, Mr. Gordon worked as an investment professional at The Davis Companies, a U.S. real estate private equity fund. Mr. Gordon brings over a decade of management, investment, real estate experience to his role. Mr. Gordon holds a Bachelor’s Degree, graduating Summa Cum Laude, from Binghamton University and a MBA, with a focus in finance, from MIT Sloan. Linkedin Icon LinkedIn Page

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  • Jeff Mooallem4
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    Jeff Mooallem joined Gazit Horizons in 2017 becoming the President and CEO. Before joining Gazit, Mooallem held the position of Senior Vice President and Managing Director at Federal Realty Investment Trust and former President of the West Coast Division of Equity One. Mooallem holds a B.A. from Boston University and a Law Degree from Fordham Law School. Linkedin Icon LinkedIn Page

  • Mia Stark5
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    Mia Stark serves as Chief Executive Officer at Gazit Brasil as of 2013, working at Gazit for more than a dozen years; Under her management Gazit Brasil has built a prime portfolio of urban assets and became one of the most dominant Real Estate companies in Sao Paulo. Ms. Stark holds an Executive MBA from Northwestern University-Kellogg School of Management and received recognition and has been awarded as one of the best CEO from Forbes Brasil 2018. Linkedin Icon LinkedIn Page

  • Yaron Eshel6
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    Yaron Eshel has been working at Gazit Israel for more than a decade. Mr. Eshel joined the company when it was formed in 2005 and served as Executive vice president. Mr. Eshel was a full, active participant in establishing and developing the company and the G brand in Israel. Before joining Gazit Israel, Mr. Eshel held a position of Real Estate Department Manager at Migdal Insurance. In 2016 he was appointed as the CEO of Gazit Israel. Mr. Eshel is a certified public accountant and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration from the Management College, Rishon Le Zion. Linkedin Icon LinkedIn Page

Board of Directors

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  • Ehud Arnon.8
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    Ehud Arnon, Chairman of the Board of Directors, was until recently the President and CEO of Israel Discount Bank of New York, where he led the bank to enhanced profitability and many new business ventures which included finance of the the not for profit sector and expanding the banks real estate portfolio. In the past, Arnon had also served as Head of Corporate Division at Israel Discount Bank in Tel Aviv, where he led several transformative projects. Arnon holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and International Relations, and a Master of Business Administration, both from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has filled a variety of senior positions in the banking sector, including Head of the Corporate Division of HSBC Israel; as well as several key positions at Bank Hapoalim amongst which were, Sector Manager Corporate Division, Head of Trade Services, Bank Spokesman and Manager of the San Francisco Branch.

  • Dori J. Segal.9
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    Dori J. Segal joined Gazit-Globe (TASE/NYSE/TSX:GZT) as an investor in 1992. In 1993 he became a member of the senior management team until January 2018. He currently serves as the Chairman of First Capital Realty (TSX:FCR). Previously, Segal served as Vice Chairman of Equity One which merged into Regency Centers Corporation (NYSE:REG) creating the largest high quality shopping center REIT in the US and also as the deputy chair of Citycon (CTY1S:HEX). Since 1993, Segal has been active in the acquisition, development and redevelopment of shopping centers. Segal was instrumental in Gazit-Globe’s expansion into Canada, where he led the acquisition and growth of First Capital Realty. From 2000 to 2015, Segal served as the president and CEO of First Capital Realty and currently is its Chairman. From 1998 to 2008 and 2017 to 2018, Segal served as the CEO of Gazit – Globe.

  • Ronnie Bar-On.10
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    Various Israeli governmental positions (2003-2013) including Minister of Finance, Minister of the Interior, Minister of National Infrastructure, Minister of Science and Technology, Chairman of the State Control Committee, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Member of the Knesset.

  • Haim ben dor.11
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    Corporate consultant in finance and investments. Degree in Accounting from College of Management, Jerusalem and auditors' certificate from Ministry of Justice (Israel)

  • Zehavit Cohen Yosef.12
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    Mrs. Cohen is a managing partner and the Office Head of Apax Partners Israel. Mrs. Cohen lectures at the Wharton School and she holds a BA in Accounting from Duquesne University; an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

  • Yair Orgler.13
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    Former Chairman of the Board of the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange. Previously director of Bank Hapoalim. Professor Emeritus of the Management Faculty at Tel Aviv University. B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Technion; M.S. Engineering (USC) and Ph.D. in Management (Carnegie-Mellon University)

  • Douglas Sesler.14
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    Private real estate investor. Previous head of global real estate principal investments of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. From 2005 until December 2008, Mr. Sesler served as Managing Director and later as co-Head of Real Estate Investment Banking, Merrill Lynch. B.A. in Government (Cornell) Executive Vice Presedent for Real Estate, Macy’s.

  • Chaim Katzman

    Chaim Katzman is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer and controlling shareholder of Gazit Globe Ltd. As CEO of Gazit Globe, Mr. Katzman leads the global operations and manages affiliate and subsidiary activities for approximately $11billion of real estate assets (excluding Gazit’s non-consolidated investments in NYSE: REG and TSX: FCR) in the Unites States, Canada, Europe, Israel and Brazil. Mr. Katzman is also the Founder, Chief Executive Officer and controlling shareholder of Norstar Holdings Inc. (TASE: NSTR), the parent company of Gazit Globe, was the Founder and Executive Chairman of Equity One, Inc. (NYSE: EQY), a leading urban focused shopping center REIT he founded in 1992 that merged with Regency Centers in 2017, forming a leading US shopping center REIT. Mr. Katzman served in roles as EQY’s CEO and then Chairman from 1992 to 2006. Mr. Katzman currently serves as the Vice Chairman of Regency Centers (NYSE: REG). Mr. Katzman also served on the Board of First Capital Realty Inc. (TSX: FCR), Canada’s leading owner, developer and operator of supermarket- and pharmacy-anchored shopping centers from 2000 to 2017. He served as FCR’s Chairman from 2000 to 2015. In 2008, following an investment by Gazit Globe, Mr. Katzman was appointed as Chairman of Atrium European Real Estate (VSX/Euronext Amsterdam: ATR), a leading real estate company that owns, operates and develops shopping centers in Central and Eastern Europe. In 2010, Mr. Katzman was appointed Chairman of Citycon Oyj (OMX: CTY), an owner, developer and operator of shopping centers in the Nordic and Baltic and the market leader in the Nordic shopping center sector. A pioneer of the retail investment and development industry, Mr. Katzman is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), the Real Estate Roundtable and the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE), and a trustee of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Mr. Katzman was the recipient and winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Award in the Real Estate and Construction Services Category in Florida. Mr. Katzman received an L.L.B. from Tel Aviv University Law School and serves as a Trustee on the Board of Governors at Tel-Aviv University. Mr. Katzman is a well-known civic leader, philanthropist and supporter of numerous organizations. In 2011, he founded the Gazit Globe Real Estate Institute at Israel’s Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, an academic and research program focused on innovation and entrepreneurship in the real estate sector that offers a Master’s degree in real estate with concentrations in housing, land use and real estate finance.