About

The Menomadin Foundation was established by Mr. Haim Taib to support change-makers, united by their commitment to achieving inclusive international development as outlined by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Promoting social impact worldwide depends on our ability to think differently about resources and what humans can possibly achieve when given the right tools. It is only when we creatively pool together our collective resources — domestic and international, public, and private — that we will be able to maximize their impact. The kind of challenges we are facing cannot be solved by a one-size-fits-all approach. In that light, the Menomadin Foundation is a response to a fragmented world of impact: we are systematically rethinking what can possibly be accomplished by strategically blending strategic philanthropy, impact investments, and cross-sector partnerships towards the initiation of integrated, holistic, and high-impact development solutions.

By nurturing wild dreams and those who dream them, the Menomadin Foundation gives rise to the bold ideas that will guide humanity towards a hopeful future and deliver on the pledge to leave no one behind.

Mission

Menomadin leverages a resilient capital flow and an evidence-based mindset in order to enable, scale and sustain a positive impact on humans, communities, and societies

We are pioneering a non-uniform approach to impact that strategically blends the synergetic power of talent, capital, and expertise

Values

Powered by Vision, Leading With Conviction

The human potential is limitless. Equipped with a crystallized approached to impact, Menomadin strives to unveil the world’s brilliance, leading by example and achieving excellence.

Nurture Partnerships, Advance With Diversity

A tightly-knit network is stronger than the sum of its parts. Menomadin harnesses the diversity of its passionate community, recognizing the collective gain of adding seats to the table.

Seek to Empower, Orchestrate With Empathy

Communities are their people are their communities. Menomadin is committed to the constant achievement of evident milestones on the journey to empower resilient societies, thoughtfully leading extraordinary projects with substantial outcomes.

Systematically Rigorous, Armed With Creativity

Scalable impact can only be accomplished by adhering to a methodological theory of change. Coupled with its effective conduct, Menomadin is ever prepared to initiate human-centered resourceful solutions, tailor-made for the specific needs of the hour.

Our People

חיים טייב, מייסד ונשיא קרן מנומדין

Haim Taib

Founder and President

Guided by a strong, authentic conviction that business leaders must back their profitable endeavors with an equal contribution to the local communities in which they operate, Mr. Taib has been a prominent philanthropist for decades.

A self-made, ambitious entrepreneur, Mr. Taib has honed the ability to empathize with people around him and strives to create environments that provide equal opportunities to individuals everywhere. In particular, Mr. Taib is motivated by a moral obligation to elevate and empower vulnerable underprivileged communities. Aided by the agency of his intuitive theory of change he crafted numerous philanthropic projects in Africa, his entrepreneurial locale, in Israel, his homeland, and globally by creating cross border aid-collaborations.
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Merav Galili, PhD

CEO

Championing her life-long passions and devotions: advancing beneficial innovation and promoting foreign international coalitions and partnerships, Dr. Galili leads Menomadin together with Mr. Taib as the foundation’s CEO.

Her previous experiences as the Director of International Partnerships, Assistant to the CEO of Joint-Israel-Ashalim, and the decade-long term at Bar-Ilan University, which she completed as the Vice-President of Development, armed her not only with a global network of partners in academia, philanthropy, and the international impact world but also with resourcefulness, ambition and a rigorous understanding of how the space of making an impact is progressing. Dr. Galili is gearing the foundation’s future prospects and methodology towards a pragmatic, result-oriented way of action.
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אמיר ויתקון, יועץ משפטי קרן מנומדין

Amir Witkon

General Counsel

Amir has 23 years of experience in the legal field, a former senior partner in the law firm Shavit Bar-On Galon Tsin Vitkon & Co. An expert in international transactions in developing countries in Africa, South America, and China, including legal advisory on transaction execution projects, joint ventures, investments, venture capital funds, and commercial transactions. Has an LL.B from Brunel University and an LL.M (cum laude) from Bar Ilan University.

שוהם לביא, סמנכל כספים קרן מנומדין

Shoham Lavan

Chief Financial Officer

Shoham has 20 years of experience in the financial world and capital markets, with expertise in portfolio management and extensive knowledge in accounting, financial analysis, strategic business planning, budget management, and risk management. CFO of Mitrelli Group and Menomadin since 2015. Has a BA in Economics with a specialization in Finance from the College of Management and an MBA with a specialization in Finance from the University of Derby, England.

נעמה מרגלית, מנכלית קרן פונדסאו קרן מנומדין

Naama Margalit

General Director of the Fundação Arte e Cultura

Naama has 16 years of experience in the social sector. She’s managing the Fundação, the Angolan foundation of Menomadin, since 2012. In her previous roles, she managed a travel agency, established Zimaon non-profit, and worked as an executive assistant to the late Rona Ramon at the Ramon Foundation. She graduated from management training courses and holds a business coaching qualification.

נמרוד עציוני, מנהל השקעות קרן מנומדין

Nimrod Etzioni

Chief Investment Officer

Nimrod has ten years of experience in the financial world. In his previous positions, he worked as a chief risk manager at ASHRA and as the head of risk management in the government debt unit at the Ministry of Finance. He has a BA in Economics and Management from the Open University and a MA in Financial Economics from the Hebrew University. He is certified as a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) on behalf of GARP.

איילת גרינברג, מנהלת תוכן דיגיטלי

Ayelet Greenberg

Digital Content Manager

Ayelet is a content creator, specializing in managing websites, blogs and social media activities. In her previous position, she created and managed large content websites at Discount Bank, was a writer and editor in printed and digital economic journalism and worked for leading Israeli companies in spokesmanship and public relations. She holds a B.A. in Behavioral Sciences from Ben Gurion University of the Negev and a master’s degree in Labor Studies with distinction from Tel Aviv University.

שמעון אקסלרוד

Shimon Akselrod

Executive Assistant to CEO & Head of Philanthropy

Shimon has five years of managerial experience in the social sector. In his previous position, he served as chairperson of the Tel-Hai Academic College Student Association. He has a BA in Behavioural Sciences from Tel-Hai Academic College, during which he was twice selected as an outstanding social activist by the Dean’s Office.

רוני ארנהלט

Roni Ehrenhalt

Social Impact Intern

Roni has five years of experience in the non-profit and social sectors. In her recent positions, she was a project manager in the “Our Brothers” association and managed the welfare and multicultural sections at the Tel-Hai Student Association. She has a BA in social work from Tel-Hai Academic College, during which she was awarded an academic certificate of excellence on behalf of the Dean’s Office, and she was elected as an outstanding social activist.