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By December 17, 2020January 7th, 2021No Comments

Joelle Aflalo Maman was born in Fes, Morocco and lived a few years in Belgium prior to moving to Luxembourg where she currently resides.

She is a founding member and the General Manager of Gestman SA, and founding member of Cofidom-Gestman SARL, a regulated company established in Luxembourg and specializing in corporate structuring and investment engineering.  Her professionalism has allowed companies to quickly develop their activities and her name is renowned in the financial profession.  She acts as Executive Director for a number of private finance and real estate companies.

She serves as the board member of several charities including Educating for Impact Europe (EFI), Conference of European Rabbis (CER), The Boris Mints Institute (BMI).  She also serves on the boards of several corporate and philanthropic organizations including the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

In 2006, as testimony of her devotion and interest to be engaged in philanthropy to improve the world and fitting with her spirituality and her sense of responsibility, she, along with Mr. Gad Boukobza, founded The Matanel Foundation.  The Foundation’s mission is to bring direct aid and organizational support to the Jewish people and Jewish causes around the world.

Additionally, The Matanel Foundation advocates and works toward the development of innovative, flexible and effective solutions to social, economic, educational, scientific, cultural and environmental challenges of our time.  An incubator for new projects, The Matanel Foundation works with project initiators until they ultimately achieve full operation with the benefit of public or other support.

We gratefully acknowledge the Matanel Foundation for funding the cost for the WJM interviews with 50 leading Israeli citizens who provided their input and insights into the project.