Dafna Meitar Nechmad
A former business lawyer, in recent years Dafna invests most of her time in cultivating philanthropy in Israel. She serves as Co- Chair of the Tel Aviv University Global Capital Campaign with the bold goal of 1 Billion Dollars. Mrs. Meitar Nechmad is managing the Zvi & Ofra Meitar Family Fund which supports cultural and educational projects in Israel, including the Zvi Meitar center for advanced studies at the Tel Aviv University Law Faculty, the Meitar Opera Studio- the young singers’ program of the Israeli Opera, the Zvi Meitar Institute for Legal Implications of Emerging Technologies at the Herzliya Interdisciplinary center, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and the Naggar Multidisciplinary School of Art and Society in Musrara, Jerusalem.
She is a board member of Jewish Funders Network, a member of Committed to Give, an initiative of major Israeli philanthropies to encourage giving in the Israeli society and a proud founder of the institute for Law and Philanthropy at the Tel Aviv University law faculty.
Since 2014 she seats at the board of the Metropolitan opera in New York.
In addition, Dafna is the president of the Meitar Collection Ltd, a private company that owns, preserves, catalogues, and lends more than 100,000 historic photographs taken in Israel since the 1940s. Dafna is a member of the Committed To Give initiative for promoting Israeli philanthropy.
From 1989 to 2006, she was a partner at Meitar, Liquornik, Geva Leshem, Tal, today the largest law firm in Israel, where she specialized in commercial, telecommunications and corporate law.
Dafna has an LLB (Law) a BA in political science, and an MA in political communications, all from the Tel Aviv University.