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Harel-Hertz

Investment House

 

 

Founded in 1994, Harel-Hertz Investment House Ltd (HIH) is Strategy and Business Development Consulting and Investment Banking Boutique, promoting business between Japan, Israel, and the world.

 

At HIH we provide tailor-made services at top professional standards, with personalized attention to every customer, to fit the specific requirements of each business opportunity.

 

HIH is intimately connected with leading Israeli technology companies, entrepreneurs, VCs and opinion leaders within the booming Israeli startup ecosystem and academia.

HIH was founded on dedication, experience, professionalism, responsibility, dependability and personal relations with its clients

 

Who We Are

Harel-Hertz  Investment House

Elchanan S. Harel

 

Elchanan Harel President and Founder of Harel-Hertz Investments House 

Elchanan Harel has been exploring Japan for over three decades both as a banker as well as a businessman and as a public official.


Seeking collaborations between Japanese corporations and Israeli start-ups. Initiating new ventures between entities from both countries, and managing investments in Israel and Japan alike.

He is a former Chairman of the Israel-Japan Friendship Society and Chamber of Commerce and is now its Honorary President. He is a board member of The Israeli College of Management and several public
companies. He graduated in from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and got his Masters degree from Tel Aviv University.

Elchanan Harel was bestowed in 2005 with the honorable decoration, 'The Order of The Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon' by the Japanese Government

 
 

Management Team

Elchanan S. Harel
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 Our Advisors 

Hiroki Matsumoto

Life Scient Executive Advisor

 

Hiroki Matsumoto San brings extensive managing experience of companies from a wide range of industries. During his position as Executive Manager in Boston Scientific Japan and in DVx, he acquired particular interest and focus in the healthcare industry promoting business and investments.

 

Currently, he is the President of Nissei Meditec and acts as a Board Member of a US medical device company. Matsumoto San holds an MBA in Business Administration from the University of Chicago.

Hiroki Matsumoto  Executive Advisor - Healthcare and Life Science

Hiroki Matsumoto

 

Executive Advisor - Healthcare and Life Science

Mirei KURODA

Financial Advisor

Mirei joins the firm with an unparalleled career tracks at major US and Japan
telecom providers as well as Investment Banking for TMT sector.

 

Through his incumbents, he accumulated expertise of M&A, financing, and venture investment
and the last responsibility was CFO at Internet Research Institute Ltd, that could went public at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange as a first Asian company with his leadership.


Mirei earned an MBA from INSEAD in France and BA in Political Science at Waseda University.
 

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Mirei KURODA

 

Financial Advisor

Eran Harel

Special Advisor Business Strategy

Prior to joining AppCard, Eran was the managing director at Harel-Hertz Investment House, served as a board member at the Japanese company Explay Japan, and was chairman of the board of its Israeli R&D subsidiary.

 

Eran completed research for a doctoral degree in economics at Tokyo’s Keio University. He earned an MBA at the College of Management – Academic Studies in Israel and a bachelor’s degree at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Eran Harel

 

Special Advisor Business Strategy

Kunitsugu Miura

Executive advisor- IT Management and Communications

Senior experienced business executive.
He spent 41 years with Marubeni group acting in various management roles within Japan and abroad.
The last role, he performed as President and CEO of Marubeni IT Solutions Inc.
Outside of Japan, he spent time as CEO, GM and Executive VP in Europe Africa and Thailand.
He provides Business Leadership, outstanding network connections, B2B communication strategies, and high Negotiation and Conflict Resolution skills. 

 

Kunitsugu Miura  Executive Advisor - IT Management and Communications

Kunitsugu Miura

 

Executive Advisor - IT Management and Communications

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Our Team

Avital Pritz

Manager Life Science

Joined HIH in 2014. Avital is responsible for the Life Science related activities at HIH.

 

Prior her joining to HIH, Avital worked as a CRA in a research institute and several years in a global pharmaceutical company.

 

Avital is experienced with monitoring and regulating clinical trials and holds a B.Sc in Life and Medical Sciences from Tel-Aviv University and a CRA diploma.

Avital Pritz  Manager Life Science

Avital Pritz

 

Manager Life Science

Helena Goldman

IT and Semiconductors

 

Joined HIH in 2021, in the IT and Semiconductors business development activities at HIH.
 
Prior her joining HIH, Helena worked as a chemical laboratorian QA for 3 years in the petroleum, Fuel and Oils Industry, both for the technology and logistics unit in the IDF and in Paz Oil Company Ltd.
 
Helena holds a B.A in Economics and East Asian Studies from Tel-Aviv University.

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Helena Goldman

IT and Semiconductors

Benzi Serebro

IT Specialist Business Development

Joined HIH in November 2017 as an IT Specialist and Business Development.
Benzi is a highly experienced IT expert, senior executive. 

   
Prior to joining HIH, Benzi served as, CIO VP Information Technology at EFR-Group Europe.
Head of Technology Development & Innovation at CAL – Israel Credit Cards.


VP Business Development at Celebros, an internet e-commerce start-up company.
Served in a variety of technical and managerial roles in IBM acting last position as
Software Mediterranean Regional Manager.
Benzi holds a B.Sc. Statistics and Computer Science and a Directors and Officers diploma.

Benzi Serebro  IT Specialist Business Development

Benzi Serebro

 

IT Specialist Business Development

Niv Vidal

IT and Semiconductors

 

Niv is responsible for IT and Semiconductors and Business Development activities at HIH.
He joined the team in April 2021.


Prior to working at HIH, Niv worked at the Ministry of Social Equality at the Budget division. There he accompanied a variety of projects.


Niv holds a B.A in Economics and East Asian Studies from Tel Aviv University.

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Niv Vidal

 

IT and Semiconductors