President's Message

I am writing my first message as the new IAPCO president.


It is a huge honour to lead an association of industry professionals. The company I work for was founded by Gideon Rivlin, an industry pioneer, who was also IAPCO’s president in 1981, which was 39 years ago! Gideon, like many other past presidents, was fortunate enough to participate in our 50th anniversary in Basel last year, an event that was very emotional for him and his family. Being a President of IAPCO allows me to continue the legacy that he has left behind.


Our Association is in the best shape it has ever been. It is financially stable, we have the highest number of members ever and education is constantly growing. Equally important is that we have an increasing number of engaged members who are involved in different IAPCO activities such as education, being ambassadors or connectors and much more.Last September our Council laid the foundation of our five year strategic plan. This focuses our efforts and sets the tone for the long-term goals of the Association aligned with our vision. While we are focusing on membership growth, especially in Asia-Pacific and Latin America, alongside retaining the current members, we will not compromise on quality. The IAPCO accreditation stamp reputation cannot be diluted.


Our industry is constantly evolving and changing. We are in for some interesting and stormy days. As always, however,I am looking forward working with you for a better future.


Ori Lahav
IAPCO President
VP Client & Operations, Kenes Group


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