Les Szekely B.A. LL.M. FAICD, is the Managing Director of Grand Prix Capital (GPC) and is an active business angel, mentor, and M&A consultant. He started GPC in 2010 after a career of almost 30 years as a tax consulting partner and director with Horwaths Chartered

Accountants and then Deloitte. He is the author of over a dozen books on taxation law, has been an active angel investor since 1999 and is currently a director of several early stage and maturing companies.

He is a Director of the 40K Home Foundation and sat on the JCA Allocations Committee.

“I studied at the “Machon” in Jerusalem and was Mazkir of Habonim Sydney. This was back when Israel lived under existential threat and before day schools became the norm. Thus, from my own experience, as well as from watching the character formation of my kids, I know the crucial impact of spending time in Israel at the right age and on the right program. With the Holocaust receding into history and religion appealing to only a limited section of our community I am passionate about the need for programs, such as those sponsored by Y2i, as a key force in forming Jewish identity.”