Talia Cohen is the Executive Director of the CICC (California-Israel Chamber of Commerce). Prior to her role at the CICC, Ms.Cohen had more than 15 years of banking experience with Bank Leumi in Israel and in the US where she served as a VP of Lending and Business Development. Her expertise lies in the areas of Relationship Management, Business Development, Lending and Investment with a strong record of establishing, managing and structuring deals and facilitating business growth. Ms. Cohen holds an MBA in business, finance and marketing and a BA in Economics and Business Management from Tel-Aviv University, Israel. She co-chairs the American Friends of Tel Aviv University Alumni Group in North California, a member of the Steering Committee at the Business Leadership Council of San Francisco Jewish Federation, and a member of the Board of Governors of the Jewish Community Federation in the San Francisco Bay Area.