Ron Lubash, Co-Founder and Managing Director
Prior to joining the Fund, Mr. Lubash was a Managing Director of Lehman Brothers, Chief Executive Officer of Lehman Brothers (Israel) Ltd., and the head of Lehman Brothers Israel Country Group (with teams in Tel Aviv, New York, and London). In 1994, Mr. Lubash moved back to Israel to open Lehman Brothers’ Tel Aviv office, the first major U.S. investment banking operation in Israel. During his tenure, Mr. Lubash managed a team that was involved as a lead banker with over $25 billion of cross border transactions for the government of Israel and major Israeli corporations. Some notable equity, debt and M&A transactions include the sale of 50% of Hogla (American Israeli Paper Mills subsidiary) to Kimberly Clark, the sale of 30% of Mei Eden (bottled mineral water company) to the Texas Pacific Group, and the sale of 33% of Mirs/Motorola (Israel) to Ampal. Mr. Lubash was responsible for nine equity financing transactions for Israel’s four leading banks as well as initial public offerings for Internet Gold, Radvision and Delta Galil. He also led a high yield offering for Barak (long distance services) and numerous debt transactions for the government of Israel, Israel Electric, and El-Al Israel Airlines. Mr. Lubash established Lehman Brothers’ private equity investment activities in Israel through the various Lehman-sponsored Funds. Prior to joining Lehman, Mr. Lubash worked for over seven years as a cross-border M&A specialist with the First Boston Corporation and Credit Suisse First Boston in New York and London. He is Chairman of the Israeli Board of the Youth Renewal Fund and serves on the boards of several other non-profit organizations. Mr. Lubash holds an M.B.A. (M.P.P.M.) from Yale University and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Southern California.