Efrat Peled , Chairman and CEO of Arison Investments
Efrat Peled is currently the Chairman and CEO of Arison Investments, having served as CEO since 2006. Peled has also served since 2003 as the CEO of SAFO, Shari Arison’s Family Office based in Miami, Florida.
Peled manages, develops and supports ventures that yield high financial returns, while at the same time bringing positive added value to Israel and the world.
She has extensive international experience in managing enterprises across financial, operational and philanthropic sectors. Drawing on her expertise in managing complex and wide-ranging investment portfolios and in coordinating joint operations with leading investment banks and top international financial institutions, Peled oversees the operations of multibillion-dollar global funds.
Peled sits on the board of directors of Bank Hapoalim, Israel's largest bank, and is a member of several of the board’s committees. She is also a member of the board of directors of Shikun & Binui, one of Israel's largest real estate and infrastructure groups, and of Israel Salt Industries.
In addition, Peled serves as a director on the board of Miya, a global company established and operated by Arison Investments with an initial investment of $100 million to provide comprehensive solutions to the worldwide challenge of urban water efficiency.
In all of her positions, Peled advances the strategy and operations of Arison Investments’ subsidiaries, and works to locate significant long-term investments that are compatible with the company’s values and strategic goals.
In 2009, Peled was chosen to join the World Economic Forum’s prestigious Forum of Young Global Leaders, a group of leaders under the age of 40 from around the world. Each year, the Forum selects a small handful of new members, who are recognized for their professional achievements, their commitment to society and their potential to contribute to shaping the world’s future.
A licensed CPA, Peled holds an EMBA from Kellogg-Recanati, an international program of Northwestern and Tel Aviv universities. She also holds a BA in Accounting and Economics and a postgraduate diploma in Real Estate Appraisal and Management from Tel Aviv University.
Prior to her current positions in the Arison Group, Peled served as CFO of the Ted Arison Family Foundation in Israel and the United States.
Efrat Peled was nominated as the only Israeli on Forbes Magazine’s 2009 list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.