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Zehavit Cohen



Zehavit Cohen is a Partner and the Office Head of Apax Partners Israel Ltd. Zehavit has both led and participated in a number of key deals including Attenti, Bezeq, Tnuva, Psagot, Paradigm, Go Global Travel, Max, Ramet Trom, Schulz, Ten10, Zap Group and Global-e. Prior to joining Apax, Zehavit was Deputy Director General of IDB Holdings and Chief Financial Officer of the IDB Group. In the past, she served as VP at Chase Manhattan Bank and was a part of the International Department of Mergers and Acquisitions at the international accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand. Until 2015, Zehavit also lectured in Finance and Accounting at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania for 17 years.

Zehavit holds a BA in Accounting from Duquesne University; an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.


Zehavit serves as a board member to a number of Apax portfolio companies including Attenti, Go Global Travel, Max, Ramet Trom, Ten and Zap. She previously chaired the Tnuva and Psagot boards of directors. 

Living our values

"I learned about business, entrepreneurship and persistence from my grandmother.  She was a successful businesswoman and an entrepreneur at the beginning of the 1900s, when it was much less common for women to be in business.  I learned that if you set clear goals, work hard and persist at what you do, you will achieve your target.  It is a way of life for me and what I teach my children to live by.  This is why my favourite Apax value is "we have impact through insight and tenacity"."

Contact information

+972 3 777 4400


Tel Aviv

Zehavit's Story

Zehavit joined Apax in 2006, having been a CFO and a deputy CEO in the largest conglomerate in Israel. Her background helps her understand management teams' challenges and provide guidance and support.
Zehavit is one of the leading women in the Israeli business community and she enjoys mentoring young women as they progress through their careers.