Yael Geffen


Sotheby's International Realty


Aside from having a love affair with sloths - Yael Geffen is the CEO and a shareholder of Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty and a member of the Europe, Middle East, India and Africa task force for Sotheby’s International Realty.

She grew up in a real estate dynasty established by her grandmother, Aida, and prior to joining the family business in 2009, she acquired extensive real estate marketing, brand building and business development experience in the United States.

Yael is an accomplished public speaker, and her broadcast experience includes hosting and producing her radio show from 2013 to 2017. Yael is the winner of the 2020 Standard Bank’s prestigious Top Woman in Property Award and was chosen to represent South Africa as a speaker for the World Leaders Summit in November 2021. She was a top 30 finalist in the Strategic African Women in Leadership Awards in November 2021. She is a mental health advocate and is passionate about elevating women in business and authentic leadership.

Her speaker career highlight had the honour of interviewing Dr Edith Eger in 2021.

Edith is an Auschwitz survivor and renowned author of worldwide bestsellers The Choice and The Gift.




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