Israel Shliser is a member of the Board of Directors at TopGum since 2020, following the investment of AP Partners Fund of which he has been a partner since 2018, similar to Hagai. Israel has acted as Chairman of ZIKA Group, a global welding manufacturer and the leading welding consumables manufacturer in Israel since 2014 and is a board member for several prominent companies.
He began his career in 2005 as a consultant in transaction advisory services at EY where he worked on numerous private equity transactions. This allowed him to lead billion-dollar projects in various fields including strategic planning, valuations, M&As, project financing, measuring and improving profitability margins, and the audit of companies. Prior to this, Israel practiced law at one of the leading legal firms in the field of bankruptcy, liquidations, and corporate rehabilitation.
Israel holds an BA in Accounting and LL. B in law from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He is a certified public accountant and licensed lawyer. Isreal served as a commander in an IDF Elite Unit and lives in Petach Tikva with his wife and five children.