Shai Reshef

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Shai Reshef
President of University of the People
Assumed office
2009 (2009)
Preceded byPosition established
Personal details
SpouseRotem Reshef
Alma materUniversity of Michigan (MA)
OccupationBusinessperson, academic administrator

Shai Reshef (Hebrew: שי רשף) is an Israeli businessperson and academic administrator. He is the founder and president of University of the People.


Reshef earned an M.A. in Chinese Politics from the University of Michigan.[1]

From 1989 to 2005, Reshef served as Chief Executive Officer and then Chairman of the Kidum Group, a for-profit educational services and test preparation company.[2] In January 2009, Reshef founded the University of the People. He serves as the institution's president.[3]

Reshef is married to painter Rotem Reshef and has four children.[1]


  1. ^ a b Wiener, Julie (2013-01-08). "An Israeli 'Citizen Of The World'". The New York Jewish Week. Retrieved 2020-04-17.
  2. ^ Lewin, Tamar (January 25, 2009). "Israeli Entrepreneur Plans a Free Global University That Will Be Online Only". The New York Times.
  3. ^ "Shai Reshef". University of the People. Retrieved 22 September 2022.

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