Founder

H.E. Honorary Consul Nimrod Rinot

 

Consul Rinot was appointed as the Honorary Consul of Montenegro in Israel in 2009. He has since played a crucial role in the establishment and development of the relations between the two countries. His goals have always been to promote bilateral relations in a variety of fields, including political, social, cultural, economic, and commercial.

 

Consul Nimrod Rinot is a prominent entrepreneur and philanthropist active worldwide, mainly in Israel and Europe.
Born in 1965, he is married to Shirly, and is a father to three young adults.

 

Co-Founder

Mr. Milos Komnenic (Attorney at Law)

 

Based in Montenegro, Podgorica, Milos Komnenic is an Attorney at Law and Managing Partner at Komnenic Law Office. Until March 2017, Milos was Senior Associate at one of the leading law offices in Montenegro, heading activities related with corporate law, M&A, taxes, and advisory for foreign clients.

 

Born in 1984, Milos graduated high school in the United States of America, and his law degree was obtained at the University of Montenegro in Podgorica. He is member of the Montenegrin Bar Association and the International Bar Association. His law practice comprises of vast experience on foreign corporates advisory, corporate governance, tax, restructuring, privatization, regulatory, and competition law. His expertise include a variety of fields such as energy, utilities, infrastructures, banking, finance, and trade. Milos has extensive network in other countries of the region, as well as with Israeli companies and businessmen.

 

Milos was nominated as one of the leading lawyers in Montenegro by Chambers and Global in the years 2016 and 2017.

Alongside his professional engagements, Milos is an acting member of the Disciplinary Commission of the Basketball Club Buducnost in Podgorica, and until 2017, he was also a member of the Assembly of the Montenegrin Olympic Committee.

 

Co-Founder

Mr. Shlomo Ventura Leon

 

Mr. Ventura Leon is a business entrepreneur with extensive experience in the international arena.

 

He is graduated BBA and MBA, both with honors, and has a record of over 25 years of managerial and operational experience in the civil service. Since 2016, as a private entrepreneur, he mainly focuses on the development and the promotion of innovative, cutting-edge technologies. His principal academic fields of expertise are: Knowledge Management, Human Resources, Strategic Analysis, Risk Mitigation, and Non-Profit Organizations. His cross-cultural, multidisciplinary approach is based on diverse technological background and a deep understanding of different business cultures. Mr. Ventura Leon has a wide pragmatic experience in building synergic-cooperation between people, public organizations, business entrepreneurs, societies and communities.

 

In his eyes, and with his own historical roots in the Balkans, the Latin world, and in Israel, the foundation of “Gateway to the Balkans” represents an important step towards establishing intercultural collaborative-work within the competitive environment.