By COLlive reporter
The keynote guest speaker of the gala banquet of the International Kinus Hashluchim convention to take place at the Rockland Community College in Suffern, NY will be a 34-year-old.
Yitzhak Mirilashvili, born in Russia in 1985, will be addressing the annual lavish dinner that brings together Chabad Shluchim from around the world and some of their supporters.
“The Mirilashvlili family have become exemplary partners to Shluchim and communities around the world, committed to perpetuating and expanding the Rebbe’s vision across the globe,” said the organizing committee of the Kinus.
“Through his Keren Meromim Foundation, he supports dozens of revolutionary projects spreading Torah learning, Chessed and outreach while supporting hundreds of Shluchim in Eretz Yisroel and throughout the world.”
Mirilashvili, married and a resident of Hertzelia, was listed as one of Israel’s 100 richest people and one of its youngest billionaires and philanthropists.
The son of Israeli-Georgian businessman and philanthropist Mikhael Mirilashvili, Yitzhak has been investing in technology and internet. He was called the Russian Mark Zuckerberg for owning VK.com, Russia’s biggest social network.
Today, Yitzhak Mirilashvili mainly focuses on technology opportunities in the US and Israel, among them Israel’s Channel 20 TV.
His Memorim foundation, led by Rabbi Moshe Shilat of Israel and Rabbi Bentzi Lipsker of S. Petersburg, Russia, has been a supporting many Chabad and Torah institutions and causes.
Despite his financial success, the young Mirilashvili has kept his distance from publicity and the public eye. The upcoming Kinus banquet will be a rare opportunity for him to open up and speak about his life and his charity.