Shaya Gedzelman

CEO/Editor in chief

As Founder/CEO of The Platform Mag, Shaya oversees operations, manages the website, recruits writers, conducts interviews, and holds a Government bachelor's with a Global Affairs and Conflict Resolution focus from Reichman University (Israel), enhancing expertise in international relations.

Benjamin Vos

Chief Operational Officer

Benjamin heads The Platform Mag's business and marketing, handling planning, online marketing, and strategy development. From the Netherlands, pursuing a Business Administration degree with a Digital Innovation focus at Reichman University (Israel).

Ilan Hulkower

Chief Content Officer

Ilan oversees the editorial process and edits edition content. Ilan has a BA in international relations and comparative politics from Northeastern Illinois University, and a Masters in Diplomacy and Conflict Studies from Reichman University (Israel).

Sako Bakr

Managing Editor

Sako contributes and edits content, as well as collaborates with the CEO and other team members on overall vision. With an MA in Conflict Resolution and Global Studies from Reichman University, and a BA in Government, he brings extensive knowledge of international affairs to the editorial team.

Henry Choisser

Content Editor

Henry contributes and edits articles with a broad range of subjects. With minors in Mechanical Engineering, International Security, and Russian Language, and a BA in International Affairs from Northeastern University, he brings a multidisciplinary perspective.

Brandon Almatov

Lead Video Editor

With a bachelor’s degree in communications from Reichman University (Israel) and over 10 years of video editing experience, Brandon has worked on all sorts of different creative projects. Originally from New Jersey, Brandon moved on his own to Israel at age 19. Among his regular military duties, he also edited videos for the Air Force on the side.

Corey Sokolowski

Chief Investigations Officer

Corey holds a BA in Counter Terrorism from Reichman University and is currently an MA student at Lund University, Sweden. He brings to his role important experience from his time working in intelligence. A Native American with Middle Eastern ties, he understands the power of diversity and strives to continue learning about different cultures through his investigative work.