Prior to joining SFI, Ran worked as a financial and strategic analyst at the consulting firm MNS. Ran consulted on financial issues for infrastructure tenders worth over dozens of million shekels, managed work plans of one of the largest infrastructure companies in Israel, and advised in strategic areas for other companies. Before that, Ran worked as an economist at the Jerusalem Moriah Jerusalem Development Corporation, where he was involved in building estimates and budget control for schools and kindergartens in the city. As a social activist, Ran worked for the Student Association of the Hebrew University and worked for the student´s welfare. As part of his role, he passed many policy changes in the university´s teaching procedures, negotiated with the Ministry of Transport and the Jerusalem Municipality, and influenced public transport in the city. In the past, he volunteered for two years in a special program for at-risk youth and joined the first humanitarian delegation to Ethiopia as part of the Heroes for life Association. Ran holds a bachelor´s degree in economics and political science from the Hebrew University and a master´s degree in business administration from Tel Aviv University, specializing in strategy and entrepreneurship.