Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Yehuda Kahane

Dr. Kahane is active in both the academic and business areas.
He is a professor of insurance and finance, Faculty of Management, Tel-Aviv University.

He founded and served as first dean for the Israel Academic School of Insurance. He served as Director of the Erhard Insurance Center, directed the Actuarial studies program, and coordinated the Executives Development Programs of Tel-Aviv University. He is a life and non-life actuary. He has educated many executives and actuaries in Israel.

Dr. Kahane has taught at universities around the Globe, including the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the University of Florida, the University of Toronto, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Texas at Austin.

In addition, he presented a large number of courses around the world (e.g., in IESA Caracas, the Actuarial Summer School at Warsaw University, In Portugal, at the Bosphorus University in Turkey, and many other schools). He has founded, and directed the Chartered Life Underwriters program - CLU (Israel) Program.

Dr. Kahane, the author of several books and numerous articles, was ranked among the most prolific researchers in insurance in the last decade. (JRI, June 1990) Dr. Kahane has served as an associate editor of the leading journals on risk and insurance. He has taught courses in technological forecasting (the first teacher of this subject in Israel), finance, insurance and actuarial topics. His research focus is on the portfolio implications for insurance, rate-making, automobile insurance, natural hazards, pension and life insurance, reserving.

Prof Kahane has also a rich entrepreneurial experience. He is a co-founder, director, and major shareholder in Ituran Location and Control, traded on Nasdaq (ITRN) and the major list of Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. He was a co-initiator of the concept of “new” balanced pension funds, and was the co-founder and coowner of the managing firm of the first fund in Israel (Teshura), that became the fourth largest fund. He is highly involved in the formation and management of start-up companies in a variety of high-tech areas, specializing in seed money investments. He owns a seed money investment company and the Weizman Hi-Tech Incubator, and he is a co-owner of Capital Point Ltd. which owns Ofakim and Kazrin technological incubators. In addition he is involved in many voluntary activities (e.g., Chairman of the Association of Blind People in Sharon District, Or Yarok – an association for prevention of traffic accident victims, The Assoc. for Delaying Age Related Processes, etc.).

He started his business career in a large multinational corporation, and in the management of various businesses. In addition he served as a consultant on risk management, insurance and actuarial and financial topics to the government, large organizations, and major companies both in Israel and internationally. Dr. Kahane has served on the Israeli Insurance Council and on several government committees on a variety of insurance topics. He earned a B.A. in Economics and Statistics, 1965, an M.A. in Business Administration, cum laude, 1967 and Ph.D. in Finance, 1973 from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a Life and Non-Life actuary.

He is married to Rivka (maiden name: Trieber), has 3 children and 3 (great ) grandchildren.

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