• Rotem Shahbar
  • Shira Kaplan
  • Shmuel Fuchtwanger
  • Merav Elgar-Reichman
  • Oded Diner
  • Abed Assli
  • Shaul Zilberman
  • Adi Hachmon
  • Amit Ashkenazy
  • Anat Arbel-Shamir
Shira Kaplan

Shira Kaplan

As a fellow, Shira interned at the Israel Securities Authority, researching the risk management failures of U.S. and European institutions during the subprime mortgage crisis.

Kaplan is involved in community leadership both in Israel and the U.S. She has worked to expand the Jewish business community and is an organizing member of the Israel Ivy League Club. The founder of Branding You, Kaplan practices personal branding and marketing writing. She also contributes to the Jewish Journal in Los Angeles and the Jerusalem Post.

She was awarded the competitive Seeds of Peace Scholarship, the Wexner Legacy Heritage Fellowship and the Shelby Davis Scholarship. She spent a summer studying at the Beijing Language and Culture University and two years at the United World College of the Adriatic.

Kaplan holds a B.A. in government, magna cum laude, from Harvard University, and an MBA from the university of St.Gallen Switzerland.

Shira worked at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries as an investor relations associate.

Currently, she works to connect Europe to Israel’s cyber security sector through the company Cyverse, where she is Co-Founder & CEO.

Photo: Flash 90.

  • “What I’ve learned since I joined theProgram is more than I learned in all my university studies. The program “is made for me,”. I’m doing research yet making practical recommendations and am involved in issues of concern to society as a whole.”
    Adi Hachmon, class 2008-2010Adi Hachmon, class 2008-2010Currenlty,working at the Ministry of Finance, budegt department
  • "The Program selects young professionals with skyrocketing motivation and exceptional potential, places them in decision-making hubs and leads them through an intensive training process. The fellows program provides guidance, support and training that help integrate everyday challenges with research and theoretical knowledge. There is no other program in Israel that offers such a comprehensive and high-level opportunity.”
    Anat Arbel-Shamir, class 2008-2010Anat Arbel-Shamir, class 2008-2010Currently, working at the Ministry of Economy at the Foreign Trade Administration
  • "The Fellows program equipped me with both high-level theoretical training as well as the skills necessary to apply and implement what I've learned. The best thing about the program is that it places you a critical decision-making environment at the Israeli government. Exposed to the inner workings of policy implementation, not only did I broaden my skills and knowledge, but I got to do it with an amazing group of people while meeting and working with extraordinary professionals. There is no doubt that in this kind of ecosystem, the program gives to its fellows a once in a lifetime experience that reverberates for many years to come."
    Omri Carmon, Class 2015Omri Carmon, Class 2015Currently working at the Ministry of Environmental Protection
  • "The Fellows Program opened for all of us a window into public service, a rare opportunity to explore, implement, expand our horizons, and perhaps most importantly do all this with an amazing group of people. The success of the program is actually our success, Fellows and alumni, take the knowledge gained and continue to have a positive effect on the Israeli public each and every one in his own respective fields. The alumni network which is developing and evolving is another important element indicating a further stage in the development of the center and will be the platform for further cooperation. "
    Noa Litmanovitz,class 2013-2014Noa Litmanovitz,class 2013-2014Currently, senior advisor to the director general,Ministry of Infrastructures, Energy and Water Resources
  • "During my participation at the Milken Fellows Program, I was exposed to a huge variety of social economic issues of national importance, usually by first source, and by the people that conduct these issues and have considerable expertise at it. This enabled me to bring with me during my fellowship at the Ministry of Education a wide angle perspective and provided me with many ideas to promote and contribute to the various office issues I handled. On a personal note, through the Fellows Program I was introduced to the education field and it brought me to this current job I work at, and also part of my dissertation that deals with the field of educational technology industry."
    Assaf Amit, Class 2012-2014Assaf Amit, Class 2012-2014Currenlty, Ph.D. Candidate and works at MOFET Institute
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