Shari Arison

Shari Arison

Shari Arison is an Israeli-American businesswoman and the daughter of Ted Arison, founder of Carnival Cruise Lines. Following the death of her father in 1999, Arison assumed the chairmanship of the Arison Group, a business and philanthropic group headquartered in Tel Aviv. Since that time, Arison has led significant business processes in the group, including the acquisition of the sole controlling equity stake in Bank Hapoalim, Israel’s largest global bank, Shikun & Binuy, one of Israel’s most reputable real estate and infrastructure companies, and Israel Salt Industries Ltd, the largest salt manufacturer in Israel. In 2008, Arison founded Miya, a global water company providing water loss prevention management solutions to municipalities and utilities around the world. Arison is also a major beneficiary shareholder of Carnival Corporation, and has served two terms on its Board.

Arison is also the chairperson of the Ted Arison Family Foundation, the largest private philanthropic foundation in Israel, which has spearheaded and funded major social initiatives in Israel in the fields of Healthcare, People with Disabilities, Education, Children and Youth, Distressed Populations, and Arts, Culture and Sports. During her leadership of the Foundation, Arison has also been the driving force behind the establishment of several unique and innovative social initiatives in Israel. Arison led the foundation of Matan, Israeli affiliate of United Way International, which encourages Israeli corporations and their employees to raise funds for charitable causes and be directly involved in non-for-profit activities in their communities. In 2001, Arison founded Essence of Life, an organization promoting awareness and providing tools for individuals for finding inner and social peace. Arison also initiated the Good Deeds Day, a day held annually in which people are encouraged to perform good deeds.

In 2005, Arison was named Honorary Fellow of the Decade by the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, and she has been serving on the institution’s board since 2007. Arison is repeatedly ranked by Forbes Magazine as one of the world’s wealthiest women, and was also ranked by Forbes among the top 50 most influential women in the world in 2008. Arison was also elected by Globes financial magazine as the most influential businesswoman in Israel in both 2007 and 2009.

Book of Shari Arison

Birth: <br/>When the Spiritual and the Material Come Together

When the Spiritual and the Material Come Together

by Shari Arison
ON SALE: 11/17/2009
AVAILABLE FORMATS: Hardcover, Audio book

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