Director General of the Ministry of Economy, Amit Lang, on A...
Director General of the Ministry of Economy, Amit Lang, on Arab economic integrationMar 24, 2015 10:30am
The Director General of Israel's Ministry of Economy, Amit Lang, will be in New York to discuss government efforts to enhance Arab citizen integration into Israel's advanced economy.
In recent years, the Ministry of Economy has played a leading role in making economic development of Arab citizens a national priority. Recognizing the growth potential in removing barriers to economic opportunity, the Ministry has advanced budgets and initiatives supporting a range of programs from employment to zoning and infrastructure development. Join us to hear about successful efforts, challenges that remain, and the Ministry's strategic plans for economic development of Arab citizens in 2015.
Tuesday, March 24th - 10:30 AM
New York City
Location details provided upon RSVP
About the speaker:
Amit Lang was appointed Director General at the Israeli Ministry of Economy (previously known as the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor) in June 2013. Before joining the Ministry, Mr. Lang held numerous senior positions in both the public and private sectors. He served in senior positions in the Israeli Ministry of Finance's budget division, including serving as Deputy Director of the budget division. Mr. Lang was Deputy Director General at Partner Telecommunications Company Ltd., one of Israel's leading mobile services suppliers, heading the Economic and Regulations Division. Since 2006, Mr. Lang has served on Boards of Directors of several major companies and authorities, including; Israel Electric Corporation (IEC), Israeli Airports Authority (IAA), the Israel Water Authority and The Israel Sports Betting Board, heading the financial committee.
Mr. Lang holds a Bachelor's degree in economics, an MBA and a Master's degree in Public Policy. He holds the rank of Third Dan black belt in Judo and was a member of Israel's Olympic team at the 1992 Barcelona Games. Mr. Lang won the title of Israel's Judo Champion on seven different occasions and in 1994 placed 5th overall in the European Judo championship. Born in 1970, Mr. Lang lives in Shoham, Israel, together with his wife and three children.