Avraham (Avi) Asaban
Avraham (Avi), 37, is the founder and CEO of DNAidea, A company that specializes in public entrepreneurship and promoting partnerships between government agencies, civil society and business companies. Prior to that he was the founder and CEO of the Civil Society Fund (CSF). He also served as the deputy director of the Jewish Statesmanship Center and director of cross-sector relationships in Sheatufim (The Israel Center for Civil Society), and was formerly head of strategy and marketing at the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor's regional development headquarters. Avi is a member of the board of Shaharit (a think tank and a hub for community organization that nurtures social partnerships among all of Israel's communities, building a future rooted in the common good), of Lev HaGalil 2050 (an organization that supports the strategic development of the Galilee), and of Shabbat UNPLUGGED (a project of the Avi Chai Foundation in Israel that seeks to transform Shabbat into a shared value that serves to connect between diverse groups in Israeli society). Avi was also the founder and member of the board of MAAS (an organization that helps young Israelis serve in influential positions). Born in Migdal HaEmek, he now lives in Pardes Hana with his wife Ronit and four beautiful children. Avi holds an M.A. (with honors) in public policy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is a graduate of the Israeli Public Administration Cadet Program.