Sagi Balasha

Sagi Balasha




Sagi serves as CEO of Ogen, formerly the Israel Free Loan Association. Before joining Ogen Sagi served as the CEO of the Israeli-American Council (IAC), Under his leadership, the organization grew from a local operation with one office and four employees, to a national operation with ten offices and eighty employees in major cities around the U.S. Sagi established the IAC as a premier organization in the American Jewish landscape.

Prior to this, Sagi was the VP of Finance and Development at Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People where he headed a financial recovery plan, taking the institution from considerable deficit and financial crisis to a state of comprehensive and consistent development, increasing the growth of the museum’s budget, space, and activity by more than 100%. Sagi launched his career in the budget department of the Israel Ministry of Finance, where he oversaw 20% of the government budget and was involved in major structural changes and reforms.

Sagi holds a BA with honors in economics and geography from Ben-Gurion University and earned his MA at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Sagi serves as a board member in several NGOs including Science Abroad, Israel Is, Act-IL and The Institute for Zionist Strategies.

1D: Israeli Innovation: Creating Impact through Investments

Wednesday, March 25
2:30pm - 3:20pm

Ogen - Israel’s First Not-For-Profit Social Bank

Thursday, March 26
7:00am - 8:00am