Roi Polanitzer, FRM, F.IL.A.V.F.A., CFV, QFV, FEM, is a well-known authority in Israel in the field of business valuation and has written numerous papers that articulate many of the concepts used in modern business valuation around the world.
Roi Polanitzer is Owner and Chief Valuator of Intrinsic Value - Independent Business Appraisers, a businesses valuation firm headquartered in Rishon Lezion, Israel. He is also the Co-Founder and CEO of the Israel Association of Valuators and Financial Actuaries (IAVFA).
Over more than 15 years, he has performed valuation engagements for mergers and acquisitions, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), fairness opinions, incentive stock options, buy-sell agreements, corporate and partnership dissolutions, dissenting stockholder actions, damages, marital dissolutions, and many other business valuation purposes. He has testified in a wide variety of magistrate and rabbinical courts across the country.
He holds an undergraduate degree in economics, majoring in finance and a graduate degree in business administration, majoring in financial risk management and actuarial science, both from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and with honors and a Diploma in Financial Risk Management from the Ariel University. He is a Fellow of the Israel Association of Valuators and Financial Actuaries, a Corporate Finance Valuator, a Quantitative Finance Valuator, and a Financial and Economic Modelist. Mr. Polanitzer's professional recognitions include being designated a Financial Risk Manager by the Global Association of Risk Professionals and as a Certified Risk Manager by the Israeli Association of Risk Managers. He had studied in the program for certificate studies in Actuarial Science at the University of Haifa and successfully completed the professional exams administered by the ISA (Israel Securities Authority) for an Israeli Certified Portfolio Manager License.
He is publisher IAVFA's weekly newsletter, Business Valuation Update (primarily for the professional appraisal community). and a co-author of 2 academic papers on Risk Management in the Israeli Banking System in the Journal of Yosef Kasirer Institute and in the Quarterly Banking Review, both in Hebrew.
He was the chairman of a committee of IAVFA which determined Financial Valuation Guidelines to All Israeli Tax Authority Personnel engaged in Business Valuation Practice.
Mr. Polanitzer develops and teaches business valuation courses for the Israel Association of Valuators and Financial Actuaries, and frequently speaks on business valuation at legal, professional, and trade association meetings. He was a Lecturer of Finance at the Ashkelon Academic College, the Achva Academic College, the University of Haifa, and the Ariel University.
The Israel Association of Valuators and Financial Actuaries (IAVFA) is a professional organization, an institution for professional training and a body which specializes in placing professional employees in the financial sector in Israel. IAVFA strives to voluntarily regulate the professions of valuation and financial actuarial science in Israel, both by setting pre-qualification requirements, ethical principles for practitioners in these professions, and by training and certifying quality professionals for these professions. IAVFA provides both placement services in order to integrate its credentialed members in leading positions within the Israeli labor market, and mediation services between valuation consumers and valuation specialists.