Amir Levi, Director of Budgets at the Ministry of Finance, o...

Amir Levi, Director of Budgets at the Ministry of Finance, on the Economic Development Plan for the Arab Sector,

Jun 5 - 7, 2017 8:45am - 5:00pm

Amir Levi, Director of Budgets at Israel's Ministry of Finance, is one of the chief architects of Government Resolution 922, Israel's historic NIS 10-15 billion, five-year economic development plan for the Arab sector. Now in its second year, the plan is already changing state-minority relations in Arab localities throughout Israel, and aims to boost Arab citizens' workforce participation, close gaps between the Arab minority and Jewish majority, and boost growth for the country as a whole. Amir Levi spoke to audiences in Palo Alto, San Francisco, and Los Angeles about how the plan became a reality, it's key commitments, and why Arab economic development is a top domestic priority for the Government of Israel.

Event Details
Monday, June 5th - Wednesday, June 7th
Palo Alto, San Francisco, Los Angeles

About the Speaker
Amir Levi has served as director of the budgets department of Israel’s Ministry of Finance since 2013. From 1996 to 2006, he held a number of positions at the Ministry, including deputy budget director for the energy, water, communications, industry and tourism sectors. From 2006 until he was appointed director of the budgets department in 2013, Amir was the CEO of Shikun & Binui Holdings Ltd., a publicly traded Israeli company which has banking, energy, construction, real estate, and infrastructures activities. Amir holds an M.A. in economics and political science and an M.A. in economics, both from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.