Sivan Ya'ari

Founder & CEO, Innovation: Africa

Sivan Ya’ari is the Founder and CEO of Innovation: Africa, a NY-based nonprofit that brings Israeli solar, agricultural and water technologies to African villages. Sivan has worked in Africa for over 20 years and in the past 10 years, through her work, over 1,000,000 lives in Africa have been impacted. Sivan was born in Israel, raised in France, educated in the United States with degrees in Finance from Pace University and a Masters in International Energy Management and Policy from Columbia University. Sivan has received multiple awards including the “Innovation Award” from the United Nations and has been recognized as one of the “40 Under 40 Most Promising Israelis” by Globes magazine, one of the “50 Most Influential Women in Israel” by Forbes Israel and one of the “Top 10 Most Influential Israelis in International Business, Science and Culture in 2017” by NoCamels. Sivan lives in Tel Aviv with her husband and 3 children.