Ilja Gorelik runs several successful businesses and actively angel invests in few European promising startups. With vast knowledge in Telecommunications and technical product development he contributed to the success of several disruptive Telecom and Social startups recognized within the most fast growing in the industry.
Goldschmidt is President of CER, The Conference of European Rabbis, and Chief Rabbi of Moscow. Elected CER’s President in July 2011, the fourth President of CER in 54 years, he is the first to hold the post outside Western Europe.
Goldschmidt is the spiritual leader of the Moscow Choral Synagogue, the head of the Rabbinical court of the (CIS) Commonwealth of Independent States and is an officer of the Russian Jewish Congress (RJC). Goldschmidt represents the Russian Jewish community politically as well.
Mr. Solovyev is COO at Global Advisors LLC (DST Global) Mr. Solovyev joined FD Russia & CIS in 2006 and has led the Moscow-based regional practice since 2007.
Leonid is a strategic thinker, team driver and strong leader. He sees further than anybody else and has complex global approach in strategy communications development.
Dr. Cornelius Boersch is the CEO and Founder of Mountain Partners. Since 1991, Conny has been an entrepreneur, e.g. as founder and CEO of ACG. He was responsible for the IPO in 1999 (NEMAX50) and its growth strategy. In 2000 he was elected entrepreneur of the year.
Conny is the “European Business Angel of the Year 2009” and currently one of the most active and well-recognized Business Angels in Europe, whose investments are co-financed by the European Investment Fund.
The Conference of European Rabbis (CER) is the primary rabbinical alliance in Europe uniting 700 mainstream synagogue communities in Europe and was founded in 1956 to revive destroyed European Jewish communities by British Chief Rabbi Sir Israel Brodie supported by the Chief Rabbis of France, Jacob Kaplan, Amsterdam, Aharon Schuster and the British Sephardic spiritual leader, Hacham Gaon. The first conference took place in 1957 in Amsterdam.
CER defends the religious rights of Jews in Europe, and has become the voice of Judaism for the European continent. It has been involved in defending the rights of Jews to slaughter animals according to Jewish law and for Jews to circumcise their children. CER also functions as a collegial rabbinical authority, certifying the validity of conversions & kashruth and other rabbinical legal decisions. CER has helped facilitate communities with problems including Kashrut, conversion, divorce, Rabbinical recruitment, and others.
The supreme governing body of the Conference of European Rabbis is its Standing Committee which meets in a major European city twice a year to conduct internal deliberations, Jewish community visits and political meetings with government leaders and officials. The Standing Committee members are Chief Rabbis of European countries and its most important cities along with the senior rabbinical judges. The general convention of the Rabbinate convenes once every two years to discuss matters of great importance to the global Jewish community.
Chief Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt
Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis
London, United Kingdom
Chairman of the Standing Committee
Dayan Menachem Gelley
London, United Kingdom
1st Vice President
Chief Rabbi Haim Korsia
Chairman of the Board of Patrons
1st Vice Chairman of the Board of Patrons
Vice Chairman of the Board of Patrons
Bart Van de Kamp