Iris Djiji Hami was born in Israel but has lived in the US since the age of 12. Iris holds a BA from Tufts University and an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business. Iris is the co owner of The GIL TRAVEL Group, one of the largest travel management company sending Tourists to Israel since 1974. She is proud to say that since inception they have sent approximately 500,000 youngsters to Israel on Birthrights alone. Iris serves on various Jewish organization boards, among them: Philadelphia Jewish Federation Committee of Israel and Overseas as well as Maccabi USA sports for Israel.
Together with her husband they have five children two girls and three boys, three of which live in Israel today. Iris and Igal spend their time both in Philadelphia and Israel and in her own words she says: “I am lucky to have the best of both worlds”.