Efrat Peled is the Chairman and CEO of Arison Investments, and also leads SAFO LLC (Shari Arison Family Office), both with a combined asset value of more than US$5 billion, and 27,000 employees in more than 40 countries across five continents.
Arison Investments, owned by businesswoman and philanthropist Shari Arison, creates long-term business investments that combine substantial financial results with sustainable moral responsibility. Providing values-driven responses to universal human needs, Arison Investments manages a diversified portfolio in finance, real estate, infrastructure, water and renewable energy. The company integrates moral and ethical values in all its dealings, directing its activities towards high financial returns alongside a new business reality that is foremost environmentally and socially responsible.
Arison Investments is the controlling shareholder of the pillars of the Israeli economy, including Bank Hapoalim, Israel’s leading bank (market cap US$7.2 billion, as December 2013) and Shikun & Binui, Israel’s leading infrastructure and real estate group (market cap US$925 million, as of December 2013). Arison Investments privately owns Miya, that maximizes the efficiency of urban water systems, and Salt of the Earth, Israel’s leading salt producer since 1920 that also specializes in real estate and finances.
Peled is a member of the World Economic Forum selective group of Young Global Leaders, (since 2009), and a member of the Clinton Global Initiative LEAD group (since 2010), a flagship program that brings together a select group of accomplished young leaders to develop innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.