Founder & Chair of ICA.
Dr. Ariel Kor is a psychologist in the field of addictive behavior, and has performed research in collaboration with the Problem Gambling Clinic at the Yale Program for Research on Impulsivity and Impulse Control Disordersat Yale University. Dr. Kor has a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Oxford, and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Columbia University in New York. He was also awarded an honorary degree from Bar-Ilan University.
Dr. Kor has been involved in finance and philanthropy for many years, and has established several leading programs in the fields of education, mental health and support for Jewish communities in the Diaspora. He is co-founder of the Maytiv Center for Positive Psychology at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC), and of the organization The Jewish Spirit (Israel). He also serves on the boards of Committed To Give initiative for promoting Israeli philanthropy, Matan (United Way Israel), the JDC, Maor and the Haredi Institute for Public Affairs.
Dr. Kor was formerly CEO of Sampoerna Strategic (an international private investment fund, of which he is still an advisor), and served as director of Harel Insurance Investments in Israel, the American coffeehouse chain Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, and the Singapore-based company Hour Glass.