Portrait of Mr.s Lea Rabin, Hagit Shahal Matiuk, oil on canvas, 1993.
Ran Rahav is the owner and active chairman of Rahav Communications Group since the company’s inception in 1991. Since 2007, following Israel’s Minister of Foreign Affairs’ request, Rahav also serves as the Honorary Consul of the Marshall Islands in Israel.
Ran Rahav was born and raised in Ramat Gan. In the IDF, he served as an Educational NCO in the Israeli Air Force.
After his release from the army, at the age of 22, he was appointed Director of the Public Relations and Entertainment Department at the Dan Panorama Tel Aviv Hotel. At the age of 23, he was appointed spokesperson for the entire Dan Hotels chain (owned by the Federmann Group), a position he continues to hold from the time Rahav Communications was founded to this present day.
In 1991, Ran Rahav established the Ran Rahav Communications and Public Relations Office in partnership with Israeli businessman Baruch Ivcher, a human rights fighter in Peru and a defender of democracy in his country. A few years later Ivcher gave Rahav about 50 percent as a gift, which made Ran Rahav become the full owner of the firm.
Baruch Ivcher is an honorary fellow of the Interdisciplinary Centre Herzliya (IDC) and helped build the IDC university in its early days. Thanks to his generous donation, the Interdisciplinary School of Psychology was named after him : “Baruch Ivcher School of Psychology.” He also holds numerous honorary degrees from many universities in Peru.
Over the years, Rahav served as an advisor to Israel’s Prime Ministers, Government Ministers and Members of the Israeli Parliament. He was also a Secret advisor to legendary Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. An article was published on 23rd of February 1996 about his relationship with the late Prime Minister in the most established Newspaper in Israel “Yediot Aharonot”
Ran Rahav is rated each year by the financial media as one of the most influential media figures in Israel – He has a powerful network of relationships with the business community and Israel’s most famous individuals. Ran and his wife Hila, who is the CEO of Rahav Communications, very frequently open their home in Savyon for different social and charity events. Each year, they host Israel’s leading business executives, government officials, artists, actors at their home in Savyon for a variety of charity and social events. In addition, the Rahavs promote cooperation between Jews, Palestinians and Christians by organising events that promote collaboration between the peoples.
Over the years, Rahav Communications has been involved in initiating multiple M&As. These deals were important to the Israeli economy, and in relatively large scale. Most of these deals were not published, as the company keeps complete secrecy and respects its clients’ privacy.
Contributing to the Community
Ran Rahav takes an active part in a variety of voluntary public positions with non profits and cultural institutions.
These positions include: