Matthew Bronfman bought and expanded IKEA Israel in 2005 when it was one store and has been one of the largest American investors in the Israeli economy for the last fifteen years. IKEA Israel is the largest retailer to reopen its stores following the COVID19 pandemic. Join this session to discuss the decision making process and learning of how to restart local economies in our current reality.

Mr. Matthew Bronfman is the owner of Ikea Israel and the former chairman of Israel Discount Bank. He is the chairman and CEO of BHB Holdings, a private investment firm. He also serves as chairman of Lincoln Avenue Capital, an affordable housing investment firm, and Bronfman LLC, a provider of growth capital for private companies. Through his businesses, Matthew is one of the largest American investors in the Israeli economy.
Mr. Bronfman’s philanthropic interests include a wide range of Jewish organizations in addition to his leadership roles at NYU Hillel, Hillel Latin America and Hillel International. At the American Jewish Committee, he is a member of the Executive Council and Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the 92nd Street Y, having previously as the organization’s president and chairman. He is
He received his BA from Williams College and his MBA from Harvard Business School. Matthew and his wife Melanie live in New York City and Tel Aviv.