Robert Kraft address Consulate's Executive Forum

  •   Robert Kraft address Consulate's Executive Forum
    On Thursday, September 6th, Robert Kraft, Chairman & CEO of the The Kraft Group, addressed over 100 guests at the 3rd installment of the Consulate General of Israel to New England's Israeli Executive Forum at the UMass Club of Boston. Consul General Shai Bazak welcomed guests and served as host of the evening. Ken Brown, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Office of International Trade & Investment (MOITI) introduced Mr. Kraft to the crowd on behalf of Governor Deval L. Patrick.
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    Mr. Kraft's business acumen has long stretched from Massachusetts to Israel and has become a steadfast ambassador for stronger, more extensive economic ties between the two. Mr. Kraft shared his experience in growing his business, his vast wealth of knowledge and insight into the challenges today's executives face, as well as his passion for strengthening the relationship between Massachusetts and Israel.
    Guests included CJP President Barry Shrage, Partners Healthcare CEO Gary Gottleib, Mintz Levin Chairman Robert Popeo, ADL New England Executive Director Derrek Shulman, Governor Patrick's Chief of Staff Mo Cowan, special guest Ofra Strauss, Chairwoman of The Strauss Group and executives from EMC, Akamai, Hasbro, TDBank, Wellington Management, Morgan Stanley, several venture capital funds and CEOs from over 50 Israeli companies doing business in Massachusetts.
    The forum's previous keynote speakers were Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Suffolk Construction CEO John Fish.