The Israel Franchise Institute (IFI) was founded in 2011 by Mr. Steven Wolfson, following 30 years of experience in the field of franchising in over 10 countries.

IFI is a business development and consulting company, which over the years, has assisted many Israeli and International companies develop both in Israel and around the world.

Our vision is simple. We are and wish to remain to be most relevant source of information to franchisees and franchisors who wish to involve themselves in “Franchising Done Correctly!”, be it on how to buy a franchise, sell a franchise or develop a franchise locally or internationally.

Our latest addition to our agenda, is a recruiting platform (portal) which allows local and International franchisors to expose themselves to prospective franchisees. Together with strategic partners such as “CALCALIST” (the most read business online newspaper in Israel), as well as our reach via Facebook, a readership of well over 20,000 people a month get exposed to the listings advertised on our portal.

IFI’s Board of Directors

Guy Oren

LLB / M.B.A. and Mediator – The College of Academic Studies, Israel

Advocate Guy Oren, Partner in the “Israel Franchise Institute” (IFI) 

Over 15 years of management experience in different organizations and 10 years experience a lawyer in the commercial and intellectual property fields.

Served as a Director in a public company traded in the Tel-Aviv stock exchange and a CEO of a technology company.

Guy is experienced in working with international distributors, handling intellectual property issues and conflict mediation.

Steven Wolfson

Arbitrator – Bar Ilan University, Israel

Steven Wolfson, Founder and Partner of the Israel Franchise Institute (IFI)

Steven comes with over 30 years of “Hands On” International Franchise Experience in over 10 countries. Steven has either worked for or worked with major franchise corporations such as Subway, Pizza Hut, OJO and NYS Collection, and as a leading Israeli Franchise Consultant, worked in assisting numerous local brands develop both in Israel and abroad. Steven now lectures and educates in all spheres of franchising, and after having written the official Franchise “Code Of Ethics” for IFI, is now involved with working on local franchise Regulation within the framework of IFI.

Yoav Klein

LLB With Honors – The College Of Academic Studies, Israel

Advocate Yoav Klein, Partner in the “Israel Franchise Institute” (IFI)

Over 10 years of experience in business and entrepenurship, both as a lawyer in the high-tech and venture capital field and as a director and CEO of a technology company.

Worked in the high-tech and international department of on of Israel’s leading law-firms and worked with many entrepreneurs, investors and international businesses.

Yoav is experienced in international work in the English language, both in the business and legal fields.