b'YOTAM POLIZER Yotam Polizer is the Global CEO of IsraAID, Israels biggest humanitarian NGO. He leads a team of more than 300 currently active partners in 15 countries, including a large-scale operation in war-torn Ukraine. Following the August 2021 Afghanistan crisis, Yotam and partners led an operation to evacuate 167 at- risk Afghans from the hands of the Taliban. In September 2015, during the refugee crisis in Europe, he led IsraAIDs humanitarian mission in Lesbos, Greece to support Syrian refugees on the island, and established IsraAID Germany, which provides long-term support for Yazidi and Syrian refugees in Germany. Israel for me is a place where we can see how the worst tragediessuch as the Holocaust and challenges like water scarcity turned into post traumatic growth.Yotam has many years of experience in education, humanitarian aid, and international development. During the last 15 years, Yotam has built and led programs in Japan after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami; in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan in 2013; and in South Korea to support the reintegration of North Korean defectors. He has also led missions in Nepal following the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake and in 2014 in Sierra Leone for Ebola survivors. Prior to his work at IsraAID, Yotam worked in the Israeli Embassy in Nepal and was the Program Coordinator for Tevel Btzedek, an Israeli NGO focused on long-term development programs in the Himalayas. Yotam serves on the Board of Directors of SID (Society of International Development) and the Advisory Board of JustServe, an international service initiative. Yotam graduated from Tel Aviv University and Israeli Open University where he studied African Studies and International Relations. He is the 2023 Charles Bronfman Prize Laureate and a Schusterman Fellow and speaks fluent Japanese and Nepalese.'