Rafi Elul

Rafi Elul - CEO

Rafi Elul founded ISHRA in 1999 after a distinguished political career. After election as Israel’s youngest Mayor, Rafi served 8 years in Parliament for the Labor Party with a key role on Finance, Interior and Education committees and as Special Advisor to the Offices of the Prime Minister and President.

After stepping down from politics, Rafi was General Secretary for the Labor Party. With a wealth of political and business contacts, he has orchestrated major trade initiatives in MENA, Europe and North America.

Rafi is committed in his role as Chairman and Co-Founder of the national volunteer program ‘Ruach Tova’. Today, 35,000+ volunteers work across 6,500 projects with 2,000+ organizations.

A speaker of Hebrew, Arabic, French and English, Elul is the only Israeli to be awarded the Alawi Medal from the Kingdom of Morocco.

Elul earned a BA in Political Science and Sociology from Bar-Ilan University and MBA in Business Administration from Ben Gurion University.