Ron Finkel AM is a well-known Melbourne-based businessman.
He is the Managing Director of Momentum Ventures Ltd., one of the first venture capital funds established in Australia. Ron is President of Hadassah Australia, and Founder and Chair of Rozana International.
Ron is a graduate of law and commerce from Melbourne University. Since his undergraduate days, Ron has been an activist in Jewish political affairs, spending time in London as President of the World Union of Jewish Students and then several years living and working in Jerusalem before returning to Australia with his family in 1985.
A leading member of the Australian Jewish community, Ron has been President and Chairman of many communal organisations and in 2003 was elected President of Hadassah Australia.
In 2013 Ron launched AUSiMED, a health promotion charity to advance medical research collaborations between Israel and Australia. That same year, Ron established Rozana International, with the aim of building bridges to better relationships between Israelis and Palestinians through health.
Ron is proud that Rozana is now active in Australia, Canada, the EU, Israel, Switzerland, the UK and the USA, noting that Rozana programs have positively touched the lives of many thousands of people in Israel and Palestine. In 2018 Ron was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), in recognition of his community service and achievements.