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jacob karni | signaltours
Jacob (Kobi) Karni
C.E.O and Owner
Professional Background

Kobi Karni has been the CEO and owner of Signal Tours for the past 40 years.  Kobi is an attorney by profession, and a key and influential figure in the travel industry in Israel.  He holds several public positions, including that of Chairman of the Israel Tourist and Travel Agents Association and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Airtour.

Yoav Karni | Signaltours
Yoav Karni
Professional Background

Yoav Karni, COO of Signal Tours, boasts 28 years of experience in the travel industry in Israel and abroad, during the course of which he also managed an incoming travel company in New York for several years.  Yoav, has a bachelor’s degree in social sciences and the humanities.

Ilan Gil | Signaltours
Ilan Gil
Professional Background

Ilan Gil, Chief Financial Officer at Signal Tours, boasts 25 years of experience at the company. Ilan has a BSc in Economics (Ben-Gurion University in Be’er Sheva) and an MBA (Tel Aviv University).

Varda Frances | Signaltours
Varda Frances
VP Business Operation
Professional Background

Varda Francis, VP Business Operation at Signal Tours, served for 23 years in various managerial positions at EL AL, including marketing director, deputy representative of EL AL in the U.S. and Director of EL AL Israel. Varda has a BSc in Economics and Management (Tel Aviv University) and is a graduate of a course for Directors and Senior Incumbents (the Israeli Management Center).

Iris Cohen | Signaltours
Iris Cohen Turgeman
Marketing Manager
Professional Background

Iris Cohen Turgeman, Marketing Manager at Signal Tours, boasts 20 years of managerial experience in the travel and tourism industry for the corporate and private sectors. Iris has a Master’s degree in Labour Studies (Tel Aviv University).

Rivka Rouvio | Signaltours
Rivka Rouvio
Human Resource Manager
Professional Background

Rivka Rouvio, Personnel and Salary Manager at Signal Tours, boasts 30 years of experience at the company. Rivka has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Tourism Administration (Haifa University) as well as in Human Resources (Bar Ilan University).

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