President & CEO, Leviev Group USA- the U.S. arm of the multi-billion-dollar international conglomerate the Leviev Group of Companies’, founded by renowned businessman and philanthropist Lev Leviev, investing in a wide range of dynamic industries, including real estate, mining, energy, technology, diamonds & jewelry.
Headquartered on Fifth Avenue, Chagit runs Leviev Diamonds USA (LLD), the largest privately held diamond firm to control all facets of the diamond pipeline, from mine to market.
In addition to her roles in the Leviev Group, Chagit was named CEO for prominent real estate firm Africa Israel USA in 2013. AFI USA built a reputation of excellence in its residential developments by introducing some of the top brands in the real estate market over the past decade including ‘District’ at 111 Fulton Street, 20 Pine - The Collection by Armani Casa, 15 Broad - Downtown by Philippe Starck, The Apthorp, 88 Leonard Street and The Marquis Residences on Brickell Avenue in Miami.
In 2015, Chagit presided over the firm’s trophy sale of the former ‘New York Times’ building in Times Square, bringing to bear her broad expertise in real estate financing, investment, development, asset management and leasing.
Chagit, wife of Greg Sofiev and a mother to 4 children, follows in the footsteps of her family’s philanthropic spirit, while devoting her time and resources to select nonprofit organizations focusing on Jewish education and Women Empowerment. She is an Israeli native, raised in Israel and Belgium, a fluent speaker of 6 languages and holds a B.A. in economics and business administration from Bar Ilan University.