Meet

Our Team

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SEFI KEDMI

CEO

 

Sefi Kedmi is the founder and CEO of Sphinx Research & Consulting. He holds an MBA from
London Business School as well as an LL.B & LL.M in Business Law and a B.A in government and politics.


Prior to his position Sefi was a research manager in an international research firm, managing 12 professionals. Sefi had a previous career in consulting and is a certified Israeli lawyer.

Languages: Hebrew, English, Russian, French and Arabic.

 

 

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JOSH CHAIM

NORTH AMERICA AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXPERT

Born in Canada, Josh has more than eleven years of global experience, particularly in China and North America, including building companies, consulting, and business development in the region in fields ranging from renewable energy, education, niche manufacturing and more.


Josh is well-connected in China’s technology landscape and has consulted a Fortune 500 on Chinese business culture. His academic pedigree includes McGill, Stanford GSB, Peking University and IDC.

Languages: English and Chinese

 

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GR

CHINA EXPERT
 

GR is a veteran intelligence officer with more than 15 years of experience in web analysis.


After completing his BA in East Asian studies, GR worked in China for several years. Focusing on research of the Chinese Web, GR has a deep understanding of China’s business, financial, industrial and e-Commerce ecosystems.

 

Languages: Hebrew, English, Chinese and Arabic

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ROMINA GOLDMAN

FINANCE, STATISTICS AND LATAM PROJECT MANAGER

Born and raised in Argentina, Romina has gained tremendous experience in researching behavioural economics and innovation in finance and e-commerce.

Romina has a strong background in statistical analysis and holds a B.A. in International Relationships and Political Science, an M.A. in Science Information, and an MBA in Business Administration.

Romina is Sphinx's Latam, Finance and Industry specialist.

Languages: Spanish, Hebrew and English

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Lucrezia Leon-Shafran

NATURAL RESOURCES, INDUSTRY AND GEOPOLITICS PROJECT MANAGER

Born in Italy, Lucrezia holds a BA in Intercultural Communications, MS in Anthropological and Ethnological science, MA in Diplomacy & Conflict Studies and in Contemporary Middle Eastern Politics.
 

Lucrezia has a PhD in Political Science developing a new theoretical and methodological model for studying insurgency outcomes in oil and gas producing states

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Lucrezia specializes in the geopolitics of MEA, EU, Russia and CIS, international and domestic security, strategic negotiations and mediation processes.

Languages: English, Italian, French, Russian, Spanish and Hebrew

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NATHAN KLABIN

GLOBAL TRADE AND COMMODITIES SENIOR ANALYST

Born in Brazil, Nathan is Sphinx's Global trade and commodities Senior Analyst. He has more than ten years of global experience, particularly in the Americas. 

 

Nathan has extensive experience in commodity sectors, engineering, financial, logistics, government, communications and others.

Nathan was part of the first cohort at PUC-Rio’s B.A. in International Relations, has a M.A. in Diplomacy and Governance from IDC Herzliya and an MBA in International Trade from FGV-Rio.

Languages: Portuguese, Spanish, French and English

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DVIR ILAN

HEALTHCARE & E-COMMERCE SENIOR ANALYST

Dvir is currently in the 3rd year of his Medical degree at Tel Aviv University, previously taking part in medical-related programs such as Harvard and MIT's "Nir school of the heart" and volunteering for 3 years in MDA (Israel's national emergency medical, disaster, ambulance and blood bank service).

Dvir has more than 4 years of multi-disciplinary research experience, some of them as an officer in the IDF's Home Front Command.

Languages: Hebrew, English and Japanese

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LV

MENA REGION AND LEGAL BENCHMARKING SENIOR ANALYST

LV Served in the IDF 8200 intelligence unit, specialising in data collection through multiple Arab sources.

 

LV has more than two years of business Osint experience beyond his military

service and is currently reading into a bachelor's degree (double major) in Law and Accounting.

Languages: Hebrew, English and Arabic

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MT

IT, DATA AND ECONOMICS SENIOR ANALYST


 

MT Served in an IDF classified intelligence unit in a classified data analysis position.

MT holds a B.A. in Philosophy, Political Science and Economics and is currently reading into an MBA with a major in Data Science & Big Data. 

 

MT is responsible for Sphinx's data-driven projects as well as for its business plan projects.

Languages: Hebrew, English, Arabic

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FR

E-COMMERCE SENIOR ANALYST

Born and raised in Germany, FR has vast research experience and is an expert in healthcare and e-commerce. Holds a B.Sc. of Physics and is completing his MBA.


Languages: German, English, French and Hebrew

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MP

AGRITECH AND FINANCIAL SERVICES SENIOR ANALYST

MP served in the IDF 8200 intelligence, specialising in foreign relations analysis.

 

MP is currently completing her B.A. degree in Business Management and International Relations.

MP has extensive research experience. She worked on and lead multiple projects in a wide array of subjects, creating and perfecting customer presentations.


Languages: Hebrew, English and French.

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RB

HORECA AND COMMERCE SENIOR ANALYST

Born and raised in Brazil, RB has over ten years of global experience in business development, customer relations, success management and entrepreneurship in the tourism, hospitality and events trade, particularly in South America.

RB gained vast experience leading Product Localization projects (SaaS and Search Engines) for Portuguese and Spanish speaking markets.

RB holds a B.A in Business Administration specialising in Foreign Trade with Post Grad courses in Sales & Marketing.


Languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English and Hebrew.

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YB

CYBER AND TECH ANALYST

Born and raised in Uruguay. Served in the IDF 8200 intelligence unit as a cyber-intelligence analyst and project manager.

 

YB is currently completing her B.A in Law and her M.B.A in the Hebrew University in

Jerusalem and has over four years of OSINT experience.


Languages: Hebrew, Spanish and English.

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TH

DEFENCE AND IT ANALYST

TH served in a classified intelligence unit, leading major OSINT gathering and research.

TH worked on and led dozens of projects and has more than three years of research

experience.


Languages: Hebrew, English

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YAEL ASSOULINE

LINGUAL AND DATA ANALYST

During her time in the IDF, Yael served as an officer in various instructing roles.

She is currently completing her B.A in English and Linguistics and is on the way to an M.A in Literary Translation.

Yael's responsibilities include translation and proofreading of Hebrew and English documents and projects in all sectors.


Languages: Hebrew, English, French, Italian and Bahasa Indonesia

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SARIT VOSKOBOYNIK

SENIOR SALES MANAGER AND EAST ASIA ANALYST

Sarit has a BA in Asian studies and political science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

 

Post-graduation Sarit worked in South Korea and gained experience in the Korean market and culture.

 

Sarit is experienced in the Korean market and in government focused projects and is one of Sphinx's senior sales managers as well as an East-Asia analyst.


Languages: Hebrew, English, Russian and Korean.

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JONATHAN CARMELI

EUROPE, HLS AND REAL ESTATE ANALYST

Jonathan served in the IDF Spokesperson unit and interned for a member of the Israeli Knesset while getting his BA in Political Science and history of the Middle East.

 

Jonathan worked as an investment analyst at a real estate fund and is now completing his MA in management specializing in business analytics.

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TK

EAST ASIA AND ED TECH ANALYST

During her time in the IDF, TK trained soldiers working with civilian populations.

 

TK is a certified teacher and professional sinologist who specialises in East Asian societies, culture, and education. She holds a master’s degree in East Asian studies.


Languages: Hebrew, English, Chinese, Russian and Korean.

 
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