Team

The Global Emanuel Business Association Club’s journey started in 2007. Christians and Jews around the world were working together to raise money for an important cause — to bring Jewish people back to their homeland, Israel. A broad spectrum of religious leaders from the Church, private industry, the political world, and innovators from all industries began this mission to help fulfill this Biblical prophecy.

Founder

Eliezer (Moodi)
Sandberg

  • Member of Israel Economic Cabinet
  • Deputy Minister of Education, Culture & Sport.
  • Minister of Science & Technology
  • Minister of National Infrastructure
  • Member of Knesset The Jewish Agency’s Board of governors.
  • World Chairman of Karen Heysod
  • World Chairman of Global Emanuel Business Association Club

Mr. Sandberg is a former minister of the Israeli government and former chairman of Keren Hayesod – United Israel Appeal. Sandberg is founder and World Chairman of Emanuel Business Association (EMBA.)

During his time in the Israeli government, Sandberg served as Deputy Minister of Education, Culture and Sport; as well as Minister of Science and Technology, National Infrastructure. He was also a member of Israel economic cabinet for several year and a member of Knesset (Israeli member of Parliament), and on the Board of Governor for worldwide Jewish Agency.

Sandberg has a diverse business background, but is passionate about technology, innovation and sustainability. He currently serves on the board of directors of several companies around the world.  Most recently, Sandberg formed the EMBA to bring together like-minded business leaders from across the globe to fulfill its vision of spreading advanced technologies across the world. And also a frequent speaker for the Nobel prize.

Co-Founder Netherlands

Charles Rufollo

Mr. Ruffolo is an author, philanthropist and co-founder of the Global Emanuel Business Association Netherlands Office. His work as a trainer and networking expert has made him the most sought after American speaker in Europe.

Known as the NetworKing, Mr. Ruffolo has hosted international luminaries such as President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, Sir Richard Branson and noted educator Stedman Graham. Ruffalo was instrumental in establishing the Dutch television station, 24Kitchen.

Mr. Ruffolo graduated from West Point Military Academy, and served 20 years in the US military where he graduated from the US Army Sergeants Major Academy. During this time he earned his MPA/MBA and honed his ability for linking (networking) common interests. Ruffolo has published books on the subject of networking, “Network Your Way to Success” and “Your Wake-Up Call”. His Giving Back Foundation brings critical resources to the Dutch youth to improve their career prospects.

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Jachum Haakma

Mr. Ruffolo is an author, philanthropist and co-founder of the Global Emanuel Business Association Netherlands Office. His work as a trainer and networking expert has made him the most sought after American speaker in Europe.

Known as the NetworKing, Mr. Ruffolo has hosted international luminaries such as President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, Sir Richard Branson and noted educator Stedman Graham. Ruffalo was instrumental in establishing the Dutch television station, 24Kitchen.

Mr. Ruffolo graduated from West Point Military Academy, and served 20 years in the US military where he graduated from the US Army Sergeants Major Academy. During this time he earned his MPA/MBA and honed his ability for linking (networking) common interests. Ruffolo has published books on the subject of networking, “Network Your Way to Success” and “Your Wake-Up Call”. His Giving Back Foundation brings critical resources to the Dutch youth to improve their career prospects.

Co-Founder Netherlands

Shirley America
Gosal

Ms. America-Gosal is an international philanthropist with experience in finance and the diamond trade.

Ms. America-Gosal is a member of the Amsterdam Diamond Bourse and owns the wholesaler, Glory Diamonds. Her philanthropic efforts span the globe – from South Africa across Asia, South America and the Middle East. 

In 2016, America-Gasol received a “Yakir” Keren Hayesod Award (one of most Honorable prize given by the Israeli government for her vision and leadership.

Co-founder Taiwan

Pepi
Liao

Pepi Liao is the co-founder of the Taiwan branch of the global Emanuel Business Association. Ms. Liao is a skilled team builder and entrepreneur who got her start in managing large real estate projects. Through her familys company she helped expand its real estate businesses in Taiwan taking old buildings and distressed properties and making them into successful hotels. Ms. Liao successfully ran these hotels under the name Inhouse Hotel Group where she was chief operations officer.

As co-founder of Taiwan EMBA, Ms. Liaos political and corporate contacts provide members invaluable resources to pursue projects in a variety of fields including medical, environmental, real estate, and technological innovations.

Arleen Westerhof

Dr. Westerhof is co-Senior Pastor of the God’s Embassy Church in Amsterdam.

She is founder and facilitator of the Netherlands Prophetic Council and advisor to the Coalition for Apostolic Reformation. Dr. Westerhof is founder and Executive Director of the European Economic Summit. She holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry and originally immigrated to The Netherlands to work as a research scientist.

Patrick America

Patrick America is an executive with years of experience developing sustainable energy solutions.

Mr. America is co-director and founder of Arkitech – a company committed to making the world’s largest cruise ships more sustainable with progressive energy solutions. Arkitech is affiliated with Netherlands Maritime Technology. He graduated Master degree from Cambridge university and later worked in several renowned financial corporates in New York and London. Mr. America is also a co-founder Europe of the Emanuel Business Association.

Co-Founder Taiwan

TeD
Su

Co-Founder Taiwan

Adam
Tsuei

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