Carl H. Kaplan has served as in-house legal counsel to Arba since 1992. Before that he was a consultant to Claridge Israel Inc.
Prior to moving to Israel in 1990, he was a partner in Goldklang, Silvers & Co. Inc., a Wall Street investment and merchant-banking firm that specialized in capital formation and joint-venture relationships.
Carl is a cum laude graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and his professional experience includes several years of business and legal practice in Washington, D.C. He is also the Founder and Managing Director of KIEDF, a philanthropic fund that provides financial assistance (over US $300 Million to date) to small and micro businesses throughout the country. Following the success of this program, Carl has been asked to advise two European countries on setting up similar programs.
Carl is a former National Chairman of the United Jewish Appeal Young Leadership Cabinet (1984).