Eitan Neishlos is a pioneering businessman and philanthropist, with over 20 years of experience of working and investing in South Africa, Australia, and Israel. From bringing banking to the unbanked to making it easier to get paid than ever before, he has repeatedly proven that business and progress go hand in hand. In order to devote more time and effort to his philanthropy, he has founded the Neishlos Foundation, which operates in Australia and Israel. He is also the founder of Neishlos Capital.
In New South Wales, Australia, he is the chairman of Courage to Care, the Associate Chairman of the Liberal Friends of Israel, and a member of the Jewish Board of Deputies. In Israel, he is the director of the Israel Wildlife Hospital. Full details of the Neishlos Foundation’s charitable initiatives can be viewed elsewhere on the website.
Eitan’s great inspiration in his charitable work is his grandmother, ‘Babushka Tamara,’ a Holocaust survivor who was saved by a Christian family, the Chodosevitchs, from the Nazis in Belarus, after the rest of her family had been murdered. Her story has inspired him in everything he does, from his investments to his philanthropy and beyond.
“My grandmother’s story inspired me to get involved in giving back and asking young adults around the world to be like my grandmother and like the Chodosevitch family, to stand up against prejudice and racism, to be tolerant, and to have a strong connection to the State of Israel.”
Eitan's interest in philanthropy has seen him take active roles in a variety of nonprofit organisations that align with his main areas of concern.
JNFuture is a community of young philanthropists who share a commitment and passion for Israel. Projects include volunteer-based social initiative that provides invaluable one-on-one support for the over 7,000 lone soldiers currently serving in the IDF.
Ach Gadol is one such project that gives each lone soldier support, guidance, and tools for coping with the ongoing challenges of military service, and especially for dealing with the challenges that are unique to those who are serving without having the support of family close by.
Courage to Care is a volunteer-led program that aims to empower Australians to stand up against prejudice and discrimination. Using Holocaust survivors’ stories of their rescue as an example, the program educates participants towards an understanding of the roles of victim, perpetrator and bystander. Participants are encouraged to become ‘upstanders’ and take positive action against discrimination in all forms, and to make a difference whenever possible.
The Liberal Friends of Israel is an organ of the Liberal Party of Australia, and was launched in August 2020 by the then NSW Premier, the Hon Barry O'Farrell MP. The group advocate for a strong bilateral relationship between Israel and Australia, advocating for and educating about Israel in Australia.
The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies is the representative roof body of the Jewish community in New South Wales, Australia. It is recognised by the government, its agencies, NGOs, unions, the media and other ethnic, cultural and religious groups as the leading official umbrella body of the community. It represents 56 major communal organisations, advocating for their issues at a governmental level.
The Israel Wildlife Hospital, in cooperation with the Zoological Center Tel Aviv, the Ramat Gan Safari and the Israel Nature and Parks Protection Authority, works to treat wild animals, and to ensure the rehabilitation and conservation of species in danger of extinction. It aims to give wild animals the best veterinary care and rehabilitation possible, and to prevent the extinction of wildlife in Israel.
Eitan Neishlos has long been at the forefront of the Fintech and financial industries through a variety of companies.
African Resonance is a leading provider of payment infrastructure and related serves to established financial institutions, emerging payment service providers, the hospitality industry and retail operators in South Africa.
Capital Appreciated Limited provides payment infrastructure and solutions to financial institutions, emerging payment service providers, the hospitality industry, and the retail sector, as well as a transacting platform and transaction processing services focused on B2B commercial and payment activity.
Caspit Payment Technologies is an Israeli payment technology company that designs and supplies host computer systems, end user equipment, means of ID, smart cards and related products on a turn-key basis.
Dashpay offers debit and credit card accepting facilities (merchant services). Dashpay is fully Mastercard and Visa accredited and looks to offer merchant services at lower rates.
Resonance Australia is a highly innovative Fintech operator offering merchants a unique business proposition combining payment and non-payment products and related business services seamlessly within a single interoperable platform.
At the end of 2020, he scaled back his involvement in the above companies in order to devote more time to philanthropic projects.