Israel has been involved in various mergers and acquisitions other general corporate / commercial transactions. He has also advised on BEE joint-venture structure, company formations and re-organisations. Israel has extensive experience in business entity formation and governance matters, M&A, and BEE financing transactions in a wide variety of sectors.
Furthermore, Israel also served on the Boards of a variety of different organisations/ companies and provides management with strategic input on compliance, risk management and corporate governance. In March 2018, national Minister of Higher Education & Training, Naledi Pandor appointed Israel to the Board of the BankSETA, the national training authority for the Banking and micro-lending industry and supports people development through partnerships, skills development, alleviating unemployment, creating a brighter future and enabling change.
With over 10 years of relationship management experience within the Public sector in South Africa and aboard, Israel has worked at the United Nations Environmental Program, the Canadian High Commission Trade Office (as Trade Commissioner) in South Africa, the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (as B-BBEE Advisor) bring a wealth of knowledge around government operations and programmes.
Israel studied Law and Social Sciences Diploma at the University of Warwick and a LL. B in Business Law at Coventry University, UK, and subsequently completed three Post-Graduate certificates with the Mandela School of Law (University of the Witwatersrand). Israel is a commentator in the press and business sector regarding transformation and sustainable development-related topics and has been invited to speak at several conferences on topics relating to transformation and sustainable development.
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