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Gandyr Investments

Gandyr invests in sustainable companies with an Israeli emphasis within the industrial, technology, real-estate and renewable energy domains. Each investment is examined based on its financial indicators and ESG metrics that consider the expected social & environmental impact.

As a family holding group that emphasizes values and business conduct in fairness and transparency, with high involvement and employment diversity promotion, we support innovative Israeli entrepreneurs who wish to make a real change and create a real impact in line with UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our technological investments focus on the areas of Software, AI – Artificial Intelligence, SAAS, eCommerce and Digital Health – we are open to investing in quality teams and deep technology solutions in the early stages of the entrepreneurial journey.

Gandyr Group works to promote the infrastructure for impact investments in Israel and has chosen to invest in four Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) to prevent diabetes, train the Orthodox and Druze communities to the Hitech industry and reduce student dropouts at Haifa University.

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Gandyr Team

Gandyr Investments is led by a professional, dedicated and experienced team that comes from diverse fields of investments, technology, industry and social activity. The team combines personal vision, family spirit, value-based work and high involvement in promoting the success of business and social ventures.

Jude Yovel Recanati
Jude Yovel Recanati
Founder & Chairman, Gandyr Group

Jude is a leading entrepreneur and a social activist. She is the Founder of Gandyr Group and serving as the Group chairperson, integrating extensive business activities with family philanthropy. Jude is committed to strengthening Israeli society’s robustness and resilience by investing in civic social organizations in Israel, particularly in those operating in the area of young adults.

Jude is also the founder and chairperson of NATAL, the Israel Trauma and Resiliency Center, supporting victims of terror and war in Israel.

Widowed, mother of three daughters, Daria, Noa and Gili, and grandmother of nine.

David Baruch
David Baruch
CEO, Gandyr Group

David is Gandyr Group’s CEO and manages the Investment activities with the rest of the team. David has vast experience in the fields of economics and finance, and he held various positions including CEO of Bank of Jerusalem, CEO of Excellence investments House, Head of the Investment Center (now The Authority for Investments and Development of the Industry and Economy) in the Ministry of Economy and Industry and Deputy Head of the Budgets Department in the Ministry of Finance. Served as director in various public companies.

In 2014 he founded, together with other partners, the credit fund “Yesodot” where he is currently acting as Chair.

David is a Board Member of the NGOs “Latet” and “Hachut Hameshulash” and Director of the National Library of Israel and Social Finance Israel.

Resides in Raanana.

Ofir Azury
Ofir Azury
Head of Technology Investments, Gandyr Group

Ofir Azury is a technology and impact investor and serves as the Head of Technology Investments at Gandyr Investment Group, focusing on early stage start-ups within the areas of AI, SaaS, Digital Health and Corporate SW.

Ofir is also a founding partner at Gooday Investment Company where he focuses on direct Technology and Impact Investments. Ofir is a founding member of the IFIE (The Israeli Forum for Impact Economy) and a member at the BRI (Business Round Table Israel) and serves as a mentor within acceleration programs such as 8200 Impact, Zell, Bor’ot Incubator, Michal Sela Forum, etc.

He is married to Daria Yovel-Azury, father of 2 and lives in Herzliya.

Haim Dvir (Deutsch)
Management Team Member, Gandyr Group

Haim has been a member of Gandyr Group’s management since the organization’s inception in 2004. He holds extensive knowledge in business, the capital market, and taxation.

Haim’s BA is in Economics and Accountancy, and his MA is in Business Management. He serves as the Group’s Chartered Accountant and previously served as a taxation partner at KPMG Somech-Haikin offices.

Haim also serves as a director at several public and private companies. He is a member of the Finances Committee for Beit Izzy Shapiro.

Haim enjoys jogging, and is studying Talmud for an additional MA. He lives in Raanana.

Haim Dvir (Deutsch)
Sharon Medina
Administrative Manager, Gandyr Group

Sharon has been Gandyr Group’s administrative manager since the organization’s inception in 2004.

Sharon brings with her rich experience from diverse organizations operating in Israel, among them IDB and Discount Bank. Over the years she has managed finances, administration, productions and human resources at Gandyr.

Sharon enjoys workouts, taking the dog for walks, and cooking up specialty foods. She lives in Rishon LeZion.

Sharon Medina
Angelika Bilyak Karakelle
Gandyr Group Accountant

As Gandyr Group’s accountant, Angelica brings rich experience in managing accounts and providing professional training.

She previously worked with Gil-On Investments, Micro-Medic Group, the Gezer Regional Council, Orlanski, and others.

In her free time she loves reading, studying and volunteering with women needed financial orientation. She lives in Shoham.

Angelika Bilyak Karakelle

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