We are pleased to announce that, Lorne Persiko, current board member, has been nominated to serve as Treasurer of the board and Michael Kraft, a new appointee, has been nominated to serve as Vice Chair.

Lorne Persiko and Michael Kraft
(L-R: Lorne Persiko and Michael Kraft)

Both Lorne and Michael, who are alumni of Hebrew University’s Rothberg International School, have been involved with CFHU for over thirty-five years, co-founding the NCAA March Madness and NFL Madness annual sports tournaments raising money for student scholarships and medical research at Hebrew University. Accomplished businesspersons with more than 30 years of leadership experience in multiple industries, both individuals have a long history of evolving businesses and enhancing their future outcomes.

Michael is the Founder, Co-Founder, Chairman and Board Director of more than half-dozen companies where he is an innovative and results-oriented leader whose record of accomplishment includes strategic planning, business and corporate development, corporate finance, etc. Currently he is the Chairman of Buckingham Group Limited, a privately-owned merchant bank.

Lorne is a transformational real estate leader and innovator with over 30 years experience and has been instrumental in raising over a million dollars through the Madness tournaments. He is the Managing Partner of Regiis Capital Inc. a Toronto based independent investment management firm.

“Lorne and Michael are exceptional industry leaders, and we are excited to have them on the Board,” said Rami Kleinmann, CFHU’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to partnering with them on our journey in continuing to reshape and reimagine the future of CFHU.”

Chair of the Board Monette Malewski, added, “The Board and I are honoured to have Lorne and Michael on the Board. Their diverse business experience brings exciting dimensions to our Board and they are truly valued assets for the organization.”