Director & COO

Iris Arbel

Iris is Director and COO of Creon Capital and with extensive experience in investment, executive management and strategic consulting.

Iris previously served as CEO of Kardan Water, an operational platform of TAHAL Group in the Chinese market. Kardan Water develops, operates and invests in water related projects in Mainland China, focusing on water treatment and waste water treatment, as well as water reclamation and desalination. Iris joined Kardan at their inception and led the investment in 12 PPP projects in China, with more than 1 billion RMB assets.

Prior to Kardan Water, Iris served as the Managing Director of RBL Consulting, a Singapore based boutique M&A advisory and strategic consulting and management company. At RBL Iris conducted cross border M&A transactions in environmental protection and industry & agriculture sectors, as well as assisted publicly listed companies in developing their business relationships and strategies in China.

Further, Iris worked for the Israeli Ministry of Economy, serving as Economic & Commercial representative at the Israeli Embassy in Beijing.

In 2010, Iris was awarded Businesswoman of the Year by Women in Business Association. Iris was further recognized as “top 10 water investment managers” in 2009 by the Chinese Ministry of Construction.

Iris holds a BA in Economics (magna cum laude) and an MBA from Tel Aviv University. Iris is fluent in English, Russian, Mandarin and Hebrew languages.