KIMFO brings together two generations of the Kimche Family, David and his son Aviad. Together, they provide the comprehensive professional service benefitting all KIMFO clients
Founder and President, David brings 50 years of international banking and global investment experience.
As Head of International Activities, David was part of the executive management of Mizrahi Bank in Israel. He was President of UMB Bank & Trust Company in New York and Chairman of its Board. During his term at Mizrahi he also was Head of Trading in Financial Markets.
Before joining the executive management of Mizrahi Bank he was Head of Financial Planning at Bank Leumi where he also served in London as Deputy to the General Manager of Bank Leumi (UK) plc.
He brings vast experience in all areas of international private banking as well as extensive connections worldwide. Kimche has an MBA in Finance and BA in Economics., both from Tel Aviv University.
Chief Investment Officer.
Aviad brings 20 years of experience in global investing to KIMFO.
Aviad uses state of the art tools to measure and manage financial risks. He specializes in ETF’s traded on global markets and in alternative investments which enable our clients to enjoy high returns with low correlation to the financial markets.
Aviad has a BA in Economics & Business Administration and MBA in Finance from Bar-Ilan University.
Before joining KIMFO, Aviad, who is a licensed portfolio manager, was a portfolio manager in a leading investment house in Israel which specializes in managing global investment portfolios. In addition, he was responsible for managing the portfolio of hedge funds both for private clients and institutional investors.
Relationship Manager, responsible for business development of structured products.
Meiki brings with him some 20 years of experience in general and private banking to KIMFO. He gained vast experience working with international private banking clients and specialized in creating financial derivative products.
Meiki previously held various positions at Israel Discount Bank until he became a branch manager. Later, relocating to New York, he was responsible for Latin American clients at the U.S. subsidiary of Discount Bank. In 2010 he relocated to Santiago, Chile, where he held the position of portfolio manager for clients of the bank’s representative office in Chile.
Meiki has a B.Sc. in Economics and Logistics from Bar Ilan University.
Client Relationship Manager
Salomon brings to KIMFO years of experience in handling investment portfolios, trading in foreign exchange, and credit transactions.
Salomon is an experienced private banker who specializes in creating and nurturing long-lasting HNW relationships. He spent 8 years with Mizrahi Bank as a private banker, responsible for managing large portfolios. Later in his career, he served as the bank’s representative for Mexico, representing the bank in Israel, as well as its Swiss subsidiary and its London branch.
Salomon has a B.Sc. in Economics and Logistics from Bar-Ilan University.
Rafi brings to KIMFO years of experience in investment law and in-depth knowledge of the Israeli high-tech and start-up ecosystem.
Rafi focuses his time on providing tailored counsel to investment funds, holding companies, and private investment groups. As general counsel to KIMFO, he handles all legal and commercial matters for KIMFO and the KIMFO Group.
He began his career at one of the largest law firms in Israel, and established ‘Cohen, Light & Associates’, a boutique practice focused on providing ongoing counsel to investors and startup companies.
Rafi holds an LL.B from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, an MA from Yeshiva University in NYC, and a B.ed. from Herzog College.