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Israel's Chief Fiscal Officer for North America to Speak at Bentley, October 26

September 19, 2006

Zvi Chalamish, Israel's Chief Fiscal Officer for North America, will speak at Bentley College on Thursday, October 26, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in Lindsay Hall, Room 28, as part of a fall lecture series in conjunction with an International Studies Cross Cultural Understanding course taught by Jane Ives.

Chalamish will present "From the Land of Milk and Honey to the Land of Tech and Money," discussing Israeli economic opportunities before and after the war with Lebanon.

A CPA with 15 years of experience representing the Ministry of Finance in a wide range of executive positions, Chalamish is responsible for raising foreign currency for the State of Israel in international markets through bond and loan guarantee offerings, and overseeing the State of Israel Bonds (Development Corporation of Israel) activities and fundraising initiatives worldwide.

In addition, Chalamish is charged with budgeting for the Israeli Economic Mission to North America and its five regional offices. He is the key liaison to the American investment banking community and the credit rating agencies. Prior to his diplomatic appointment in the U.S., Chalamish served for five years as the deputy accountant general for the Ministry of Finance.

In addition to Chalamish, speakers will include attorneys Kimberly Herman and Oded Har-Even of Sullivan & Worcester LLP and Zysman Aharoni Gayer & Co., an international joint venture law firm; and D'vorah Graeser, founder of the Israeli Patent Firm of D. Graeser.


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