In 1965, one year before the current CEO of Kenes Group was born, Gideon Rivlin founded Kenes. Kenes was set up to organise medical and scientific congresses and it embarked on an epic mission to improve lives by facilitating global exchange and management of medical knowledge.
Kenes is a family of well over 400 professionals working to ensure each conference is a success. We are a team made up of multinational, multicultural, multilingual and multifaceted people dedicated to providing the best service wherever, (and) whenever possible.
It is our pleasure to present who is who:
Vice President Finance
Mr. Shai Kerem joined Kenes Group in 2013. Shai brings over 20 years of international corporate experience in financial planning and analysis, financial compliance and efficiency processes to Kenes Group. During his tenure at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Shai led a vast compliance project (SOX) whose scope spanned each of the company’s offices around the world. This experience is put to use in his role as Vice President Finance. As a strategic leader at Kenes Group he advises on successful growth, is responsible for strategic and factual financial processes and stability and helps clients and managers to chart paths towards increased financial stability and profitability whilst also ensuring proper compliance. Prior to joining Kenes Group, Shai was a senior management team member in several large international companies and was based in Europe during part of his career.
Vice President Human Resources
Ms. Orlit Yossef has over 20 years of experience in the field of HR working for large global companies, including a 5 years stay in the U.S. Orlit joined Kenes Group in October 2012 as Vice President Human Resources to lead organizational strategies, office integration and HR policy that supports the company's growth, and provides leadership to the company's global organizational and people. Prior to joining Kenes, Orlit held several management positions in high-tech companies as Tessera, BMC Software, and DPSI Software, where she led organizational improvements in a multicultural environment, managed M&A processes and established HR infrastructure. Orlit holds a Bachelor’s in Business Management from Champlain College, U.S.A, and a Master’s in Labor & HR studies from Tel-Aviv University, Israel.
Vice President Information Technology
Emmanuelle Gutterman joined Kenes Group early 2013 as VP of Information Technology. In this capacity she holds the responsibility for all technologies supporting Kenes clients, operations and congresses as well as IT services for Kenes group employees around the world. Prior to joining Kenes Emmanuelle worked at Amdocs Limited for 14 years where she held various positions within its IT organisation, 6 years of which she spent in the US. In her last position she served as Global Director of Information Systems for Amdocs. Before Amdocs, Emmanuelle worked for Charter Pacific Bank as a BankCard controller in Los Angeles for 5 years where she has implemented several financial systems. Emmanuelle holds a Bachelor’s in Physics and Chemistry from Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Executive Director, Kenes Association Worldwide
Isabel Mortara is Executive Director of Kenes Associations Worldwide (KAW), the arm of Kenes Group dedicated to association management and consulting. Isabel manages a team of 20 professionals in Geneva, Amsterdam and Pittsburgh. She and her team have particular skills in association audits, strategic planning, membership engagement, revenue generation, advocacy, media outreach and financial management. Prior to joining Kenes in 2010, Isabel served as the Executive Director of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).