Canadian-born businessman, philanthropist and amateur cycling champion, made Aliya in 2015. Adams previously served as CEO of the Montreal-based real estate firm Iberville Developments, and was the sole shareholder of Summit International Bank.
Since making Aliya, Sylvan has devoted himself to serving his adopted country, as his calling card reads: "Self-appointed Ambassador at large for the State of Israel". Sylvan is the only Israeli member of the Giving Pledge, an organization begun by Warren Buffet together with Bill and Melinda Gates for billionaires committed, as signers of the “Pledge”, to giving away the majority of their wealth to philanthropic pursuits.
Sylvan’s philanthropic investments are focused on two themes:
Adams is a Vice-Chairman of the Board of Governors of Tel Aviv University, and a member of the cabinet of TAU’s Global Campaign.
Sylvan’s tagline, when asked what his next project will be is “JUST. GETTING. STARTED.”