Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce & Hawke Centre Lecture

Yitzhak Rabin - my father and his legacy to peace

Delivered by Yuval Rabin

Saturday 19 November 2005

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Yuval Rabin is the son of Nobel Peace Prize winner Yitzchak Rabin, Prime Minister of Israel, who was assassinated in 1995 at a Peace Rally in Tel Aviv.

This was a turning point in the geopolitics of the region and has had massive repercussions in the Middle East and beyond. Yuval is here to commemorate the 10th anniversary of this tragic event. He will address Australian audiences on his father's legacy, his view on events that have unfolded since, and his personal journey as the son of one of the most powerful men in politics in our times.

Yuval Rabin is also a leader in his chosen field of technology in the United States. As Managing Partner with Rabin, Sheves, Lipkin-Shahak, Birger Inc., he has chosen to focus on bringing Israeli technologies into the U.S. Rabin has over twenty years' experience in software development, design and project management. He has held senior executive positions serving companies as diverse as AARP, The Principal Group, Visteon, Ericsson, Airbus Industries, Nokia, ARKLA (Arkansas Louisiana Gas), Samsung and the American Bureau of Shipping. Rabin truly espouses a global vision, having led initiatives for manufacturing and service companies, utilities and governments in the US, Israel, Europe and the Far East.

Prior to joining RSLB, Rabin was COO of BeyondGuide (a mobile content enabling company), where he spearheaded development of the company's business model and forged significant alliances with Europe's leading mobile carriers.

Yuval Rabin is a veteran of the Israel Defence Forces, having achieved the rank of major during his eight years of service, and is a graduate of the Israeli Army Computer Center training program. He resides in Washington D.C.

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