TAU benefactor Jeremy Coller honored by UK Trust
Pictured from left, Vice President of Resource and Development Amos Elad, Chairman of the TAU Trust Richard Anton, Jeremy Coller, TAU President Joseph Klafter and TAU Trust Chief Executive Cara Case
Tel Aviv University UK Trust hosted a special dinner in honor of Jeremy Coller, who generously established the Coller School of Management at the University earlier this year.
Mr. Coller, a TAU Honorary Doctor, is founder and CEO of Coller Capital, one of the largest global firms in the secondary private equity market. At TAU he is also the founder of the Coller Institute of Venture.
In his greetings, TAU President Prof. Klafter said, “with the inauguration of the Coller School of Management, TAU has entered the ‘Coller era.’ The impact of Jeremy’s gift will be long-lasting and immense,” he said. “The School will be the cornerstone of our venture enterprise. It will feed the entire campus with practical management know-how and will serve as an important bridge between our creative R&D on the one hand, and the business and financial world on the other.”
Dean of Management Moshe Zviran said, “Jeremy believes that there are two ways of changing the world – through education and through successful innovation. He has chosen to invest in our School because it represents the best of education and the best of innovation.” Prof. Zviran noted that the Coller School was “Israel’s powerhouse in management sciences,” and the first and only institution in Israel to win a global accreditation of excellence from the prestigious AACSB organization.
Also attending the event were members of the Coller family; TAU Vice President for Resource Development Amos Elad; Chairman of the UK Trust Richard Anton; Head of the Coller Institute of Private Equity at the London Business School, TAU Governor Prof. Eli Talmor; other invited guests and members of the TAU Trust.