ICCCI was registered by the Israeli Ministry of Justice in December 2010 as a non-profit organization. The chamber is a voluntary institute with its main goal to develop commercial and cultural relations between the State of Israel and the Czech Republic.
The Chamber provides services for both Israeli and Czech businesspeople, SME and Multinationals who seek to enter or expand their activities in both countries. We create a tailor-made strategy based on extended experience in business development and managing effective networking.
Our founders and management team consist of distinguishing and experienced Israeli businessmen, some of which consider among the most influential people in the Israeli economy. ICCCI is a member of the Federation of the Bi National Chambers of Commence in Israel. We hold close ties with the Israeli Export Institute, The Israeli Manufacturers Association, the Chamber of Commerce Federation as well as Governmental ministries and both embassies in Tel Aviv and Prague as well as our counter chamber of commerce in Prague.
Dr. Eli Fischer, President of ICCCI
Eli Fischer was born in Carlsbad, Czechoslovakia. He earned his master’s degree cum laude from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, following which he was accepted for doctoral studies at Harvard. Later, after receiving a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of California, he decided to return to Israel, where he subsequently established an innovative plant for producing new types of medications under the name of “Dr. Fischer, Inc.”, today a well-known brand name. His private life and community work are an integral part of his scientific and business achievement.
Mr. David Hercky, Chairman of the ICCCI and Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic
David Hercky, Deputy Chairman of the Federation of Bi-national Chambers of Commerce and Chairman of the Israel Czech Chamber of Commerce and Industry. David is an Entrepreneur dealing with various business activities in Israel, Czech and Slovak Republic. Chairman of “Curapipe systems” - a company which repairs municipal water pipes leakages. Supervisory board member of “Agel” – The largest private health provider in the Czech Republic and General Director of “Mexicol” ltd. – a company providing management and technological consulting.
David has B.Sc. Food Engineering and Biotechnology (cum laude) from The Technion – Israel Technological Institute and he holds MBA in Financing from Bar Ilan University.
Mr. Assaf Israel Dovrat, CEO
Assaf brings extensive experience in entrepreneurship and business development, with an emphasis on companies and ventures in the process of establishing and penetrating different markets and among various sectors. Assaf was also an active member at PIC Club – an Angel Investment Club and gained Deep understanding and Involvement in investment capital raising for start-up companies in technological and medical fields. Assaf specializes in generating business development narratives, analyzing and creating marketing channels, penetrating new markets overseas, establishing legal entities and complying within unique regulatory environments. In recent years, Assaf was involved in entrepreneurship within the US emerging cannabis industry and developed e-Commerce ventures.
Mr. Jacky Aviv, ICCCI Board Member
Jacky holds the position of Head of Skoda Division at Campion Motors Ltd. He started his way with Champion Motors in the year 2001 as representative of test drives. Aviv, married +2, has BA in Business Administration, carried a wide variety of positions in Skoda such as manager of the central show room of the brand, manager of car fleets and head of national sales of Skoda.
Mr. Yaakov Levy, ICCCI Board Member
Ambassador Yaakov Levy is a 43 year veteran of the Foreign Service and has recently concluded a five and a half year stint as Ambassador to the Czech Republic. He also served as Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, as Consul General in Boston, Counsellor in Rome, Charge d’Affairs in Malta and Consul for Public Affairs in New York. In Jerusalem he headed the Training Department as well as the Policy Planning Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was Deputy Director of the MFA for Media and Public Diplomacy. Ambassador Levy created the post of Diplomatic Advisor to the Speaker of Parliament Reuven (Ruby) Rivlin as well as to the Members of Knesset and served in that position for two years.
Dr. iur. Avraham Weber, LL.M, ICCCI Board Member
A member of Weber and Co. Law firm Dr. iur. Weber is a member of the Israeli Bar since 2000, and holds a double Masters of Law both from the Tel Aviv University and Humboldt zu Berlin University. He holds a PhD degree from Giessen University Germany, and has published several articles abroad. Dr. iur. Weber was also a guest researcher at the Vienna University dealing with legal international questions relating to the EU Enlargement process. Dr. iur. Weber is consulting both on private and public international law. Over the years, Dr. iur. Weber has been active in the field of legal consulting to international firms active in Israel and abroad. He serves as the legal advisor of the ICCCI.
Mr. David Sivor, ICCCI Board Member
Born in Bratislava on 1934 and was the head coach of the Israeli national swimming team. Today he is very involved in promoting different cultural activities between Israel and the Czech Republic.
Ms. Nikol Cohen, ICCCI Board Member
A certified guide for Israel, with credentials from the Israeli Ministry of Tourism has been living in Israel since 2011. Among her clients for unique guide tours were the Czech government ministers, leading bankers and industrialists, Czech Ice hockey and football teams visiting Israel and other dignitaries. Being a dual citizen of the Czech Republic and Israel offers a level of service you cannot find in guide books - showing you not just the incredible attractions in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and the Dead Sea but other destinations that show you the real Israel and its history, culture and amazing food and drink experience.
Mr. Pavel Kolliner, ICCCI Board Member
Born on 1949 in Prague, has been living in Israel since 1968. B.Sc – Industrial and Management Engineering, The Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa. His main occupation since 1992 is Israel – Czech Republic bilateral activities – import, export, technology projects, and real-estate projects.