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Cobi Benatoff

WJC Vice-President (EJC)

Born in Tel Aviv (Israel) on 15.04.1944
Living in Milan (Italy) since 1947
Married to Victoria Josefowitz for 36 years with 3 sons.

Educated in Milan up to Italian Scientific Bachelor.

Degree in economics from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) 1968.

Served in the Israeli army from 1962 to 1964 in Nahal and paratroops.

Managing international family business, with brother Ronn, active in industrial fishing, food industry, real estate and hi-tech.

Member of the Board of the Jewish Community of Milan from 1986 - present.

President of the Jewish Community of Milan from 1990 to 1998.

Member of the Board of the Union of Italian Jewish Communities from 2002 to 2006.

President of European Council of Jewish Communities (ECJC) from 1999 to 2003.

Member of the Executive Committee and Allocation Committee of the Conference of Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) from 2000 until 2005.

President of European Jewish Congress (EJC) from 2003 until 2005.

Chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee of World Jewish Congress (2005)

Vice-chairman of the Policy Council of World Jewish Congress (2006)

Chairman of the Policy Council of World Jewish Congress (2007 - 2009)

Member of the Steering Committee of World Jewish Congress (2006 – 2013)

For more than a decade, Cobi Benatoff’s name has been synonymous with Jewish leadership in Europe.

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