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Dr. Joshua Rosensweig

Dr. Joshua Rosensweig was born in Canada and raised in New York, where he graduated from Yeshiva University prior to making "Aliya" to Israel in 1973. He earned his degree in law from Bar-Ilan University Law School, and subsequently, both LLM and doctoral (JSD) degrees from New York University.

In 1999, Dr. Rosensweig became a Senior Partner at Gornitzky & Co law firm when Rosensweig & Co. (established in 1981), merged with Gornitzky. In the merged firm, he specialized in international and domestic taxation, commercial and corporate law, international business transactions as well as finance and banking and securities matters.

Parallel to his legal career, Dr. Rosensweig served on various government committees and commissions, including: Legal advisor to Knesset Finance Committee from 1983 to 1985; Steinberg Commission on Tax Reform from 1985 to 1986; Rafael Committee on Reform of International Taxation from 1990 to 1991; Somekh Committee on Mergers and Spin-Offs (taxation) of Listed Companies from 1993 to 1994.

From September 2003, until September 2006, Dr. Rosensweig served a three-year term as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of First International Bank of Israel, one of Israel's top five banks. During Dr. Rosensweig's tenure, First International's profits and return on equity, were almost tripled.

Dr. Rosensweig lectured in taxation at Bar Ilan University from 1980 to 1995, and at the Tel-Aviv School of Management "MBA" from 1983 to 1995. Dr. Rosensweig lectures at selected legal, accounting and business conferences, and has authored numerous publications.