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Joe Kanfer

Chairman and CEO, GOJO Industries

Joe Kanfer is Chairman and CEO of GOJO Industries. With headquarters in Akron, Ohio, GOJO is a world leader in the field of hygiene and skin care products for institutional markets and known as the inventor of PURELL® Instant Hand Sanitizer. Joe is also a venture investor in the US and Israel. He is Chairman of Startvest Partners, which develops biotech startups in Israel, and of Nervomatrix, a company specializing in pain management.

Joe is active in national Jewish affairs and is the immediate past Chair of JFNA/The Jewish Federations of North America, the coordinating organization of the North American Jewish community including the 155 Jewish communities of North America. He served on the board of the Jewish Agency for Israel and is past Chair of JESNA, the Jewish Education Service of North America, of the Akron Jewish Federation and of the Lippman School.

Joe is the current Chair of Akron Tomorrow and past Vice Chair of The University of Akron Board of Trustees.

Joe has a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. He is married with four children and eleven grandchildren.

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