Before joining HAC Zvika was a tenured Senior Lecturer of Finance at Ben-Gurion University (BGU) teaching a variety of courses in finance at the MBA program. These include: Options and Futures, Financial Engineering, Risk Management, and Investment Committee courses
Prior to BGU Zvika has gained diverse experience in the technology industry, mainly in electro-optics and software, including: business management (VP Marketing, Managing Director, and CEO of startup companies and middle management positions in large firms); business development, team building and leadership in Israel and North America; technology project management, system engineering, hands-on engineering, and consulting.
Zvika has about two dozen academic papers in refereed journals in finance and management, mostly in collaboration with researchers from various universities in Israel and abroad. He continues his research activity at HAC, including the supervision of master and doctoral students at BGU. His current research interests include credit risk, financial derivatives, risk management and hedging.
Zvika holds a BSc and an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (1979) and Tel Aviv University (1989), an MBA (Executive Program) from Concordia University in Montreal (1996), and a PhD in Finance from Tel Aviv University (2009).
Ms. Ravit Cohen Shiner is a licensed attorney under Israeli law (2005). She holds a BA in Law from the L.LB Law Faculty (2004), and an M.Sc. in Law from the Department of Conflict Management and Resolution at Bar Ilan University (2007).
Adv. Shiner owns and runs a law firm in the heart of Tel Aviv's business district specializing in commercial matters, including contracts, copyrights, trademarks, defamation, and immovable property.
Ravit has extensive academic and teaching experience. She is a senior lecturer, and guides groups in courses, workshops, training, and programs in all aspects of Israeli law.
Ravit joined our team in 2014, and lectures in the Department of Organizational Service Management. She has taught a wide variety of courses, such as introductory law, business law, labor law, health law, and medical ethics and negotiation and mediation tactics.
Since 2015, Ravit has been a lecturer on the Strauss Women's Campus - the Department of Management.
Dr. Uri Erman is a cultural historian who specializes in the 18th and 19th centuries. He holds a doctorate in history from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he researched perceptions of stage performers in eighteenth-century Britain as part of the rise of modern celebrity culture. He is author of an article on eighteenth-century Jewish opera singers published in the Journal of British Studies.