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 Project Rozana.
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, the Australian ‘Friends’ of Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital.
In 2019 Ron launched the Hadassah Australia Medical Research and Collaborations Foundation. In 2013, Ron established Project Rozana and is proud that it is now active in Australia, Canada, Israel and the US, noting that Project Rozana programs have 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.