Ariel Kor


Ariel Kor, is the head of the family office of the Indonesian-Chinese Sampoerna family, plays a pivotal role in international and Israeli investment markets, serves as a board member of various companies in Israel and abroad, and is an entrepreneur and advocate of educational, social and philanthropic initiatives.

Born in Jerusalem, Ariel Kor was raised and educated in Singapore. He is an alumnus of Oxford University in Great Britain, where he earned his bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees in modern history. Upon completing his studies, he entered the realm of finance, investment and marketing for the high tech and banking industries. Throughout his career, he held senior roles at leading capital investment firms and in capital funds management.

Since 2005, Ariel Kor has served as the head of the family office of the Indonesian-Chinese Sampoerna family, which Forbes magazine rated as one of the 15 wealthiest families in Southeastern Asia.

Ariel Kor is a member of the board of a number of companies, including Harel Insurance Investments and Financial Services, and Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf from Los Angeles. In addition, he is a board member of Matan, a philanthropic organization founded by the Arison family for the creation and endowment of a caring culture and social responsibility within the business community.

Ariel Kor is active in the advancement of various educational programs and is a founder of the Center for Research and Practice in Positive Psychology at Reichman University. This center’s goal is to promote well-being on the individual, family and community levels in Israel and the world and to develop educational programs which advance growth, vision and happiness. The programs are designed to be taught from nursery school through university.

Ariel Kor is also a member of the board of Meor, an educational program advancing Judaism and leadership which operates over 20 campuses in the United States. He contributes significantly to the advancement of mental health in Israel and the training of young therapists to engage with a broad range of communities which had previously been unable to receive adequate therapy.