Yariv has over twenty years of fundraising & leadership experience, managing and building relationships with global network of donors and affiliates for academia, public sector and social NGOs. He has a proven track record in cultivating and stewarding donor and client relationships in Israel and around the world, and his previous positions include Head of Public Affairs & Resource Development at the Technion, Director of International Marketing at the Jewish Agency for Israel, Executive Director of International Operations at World WIZO, and Vice President for Development & External Relations at the University of Haifa. Yariv joined SFI after serving as Senior Advisor for Business Development at the British Council. During 2005-2014 Yariv served as CEO of the Keren Kayemeth Leisrael (KKL) / Jewish National Fund in Switzerland and Austria, and CEO of KKL Treuhand Gesellschaft AG, the KKL´s Financial Services Company LTD, located in Zurich. Yariv earned his Master´s degree in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School and his Master´s degree in Public Policy from Tel Aviv University.