Board of Directors

Amir Levi

Amir Levi

Amir Levi recently completed his term as the Director of the Budgets Department at the Ministry of Finance (equivalent to OMB). During his four-year tenure (2013-2017) he managed the state budget through Government and Knesset plenum, setting fiscal policy targets, the budget framework, and economic reform programs. He was responsible for structural reforms such as developing infrastructure and innovation, and integrating the Israeli Arab and the Ultra-Orthodox communities into the economy. He also regulated several market as the Telecommunication, Public Transit and Energy.  Previously, Levi held several key positions in the government, academia and the private sector. He has been teaching macroeconomic policy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem since 2015. From 2006 to 2013 he was the CEO of Shikun & Binui Renewable Energy, a company that initiates, constructs and operates power stations, especially Solar, in Israel and abroad. Levi has served on the board of directors of corporations, such as the board of the England-Israel and Singapore-Israel Industrial R&D Foundations. He holds a BA in Economics and Political Science, and an MA in Economics, both from Hebrew University. He is currently a second year Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, examining how Israel can promote minorities and address inequality.