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Irina Nevzlin is an Israeli entrepreneur and award-winning author

Irina Nevzlin

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Irina Nevzlin is an Israeli entrepreneur and award-winning author of the book “The Impact of Identity – The power of knowing who you are”. She is the president of the Nadav Foundation and chairs the board of directors at the Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv.

Irina worked in Moscow and London leading an international communications agency before moving to Israel, where she founded the Israel Center for Better Childhood (ICBC).

From 2008 to 2012 Irina served as CEO of the Nadav Foundation and is now its president. Irina also chairs the board of directors at the Museum of the Jewish People. The Nevzlin family conducted a comprehensive transformation of the then-Diaspora Museum, relaunching it as the Museum of the Jewish People. It is now the most prominent Jewish museum in the world and tells the story of all Jews around the globe with equal focus on their past, present, and future.

In 2017, Irina was chosen by The Jerusalem Post newspaper as one of the 50 most influential Jews in the world. In 2020, her book ‘The Impact of Identity – The Power of Knowing Who You Are’ was awarded the Nautilus Award (Silver) for best book in the category: Inner Prosperity and Right Livelihood.

Irina speaks fluent Russian, English and Hebrew.

“We want to help people in Russia to think freely, to speak freely, to put forward ideas and shape a positive future for themselves and their communities.”