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Yossi Cohen Joins Centerview Partners
[September 14, 2021]

Yossi Cohen Joins Centerview Partners

Centerview Partners, a leading independent investment banking advisory firm, announced today that Yossi Cohen is joining the firm as a senior advisor.

"I am delighted to welcome Yossi to Centerview as he begins the next chapter of his career," said Robert Pruzan, co-founder of Centerview. "We are confident Yossi's leadership, strategic vision and expertise will prove invaluable to our clients. In particular, his differentiated perspectives on today's complex geopolitical environment will help our clients navigate the increasing complexities caused by rapid digitization." Blair Effron, co-founder of Centerview added, "Yossi is a seasoned global leader for whom we have great respect and we know will bring tremendous value to our firm and our clients. We are thrilled to have him aboard."

"I look forward to partnering with the Centerview team in advising clients on the impact and opportunities that technological innovation and digitization of information have on both the businesses they operate and the broader markets," said Mr. Cohen. "The Centerview team has built the pre-eminent firm advising global business leaders, and I am excited to work alongside such a well-respected, collaborative group."

Mr. Cohen has had a distinguished caree in public service, most recently as Director of the Institute of Intelligence and Special Tasks, otherwise known as the Mossad, Israel's national intelligence agency. As Director, Mr. Cohen oversaw a number of successful intelligence operations and was recognized for his leadership in Israel's procurement of vital medical equipment during the Covid-19 pandemic. Prior to his position as Director, Mr. Cohen was handpicked by then Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu to serve as Israel's National Security Advisor and Head of National Security, a post he held from 2013 to 2016. Over the course of his nearly forty-year career with the Mossad, Mr. Cohen has been recognized as a trusted leader and was awarded the prestigious Israel Defense Prize. Mr. Cohen also serves as an advisor to SoftBank Investment Advisers.

Mr. Cohen holds a B.A. in Social Sciences, summa cum laude, at Bar Ilan University and in 2021 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Bar Illan University in recognition of his decades of service to the security of the State of Israel.

About Centerview Partners

Centerview Partners, based in New York and with offices in London, Paris, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Palo Alto (News - Alert), operates an international investment banking advisory practice across all sectors, specializing in independent advice and other client services capitalizing on the experience of its principals. The firm's more than 60 partners and over 500 professionals around the world provide senior-level counsel to both domestic and international clients and its business includes general and M&A advisory as well as restructuring.

Since its founding in 2006, the firm has advised clients on over $3 trillion in transactions. Members of the firm have experience in a range of industries including consumer products, financial services, food and beverage, energy, entertainment and media, general industrial & chemicals, energy, healthcare and healthcare services, technology, telecommunications, restructuring, retail, real estate, gaming and utilities sectors.

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