Doron Cohen /
Economics Policy Program Fellow
Doron Cohen is an accountant and economist and is engaged in business consultation and entrepreneurship. In addition, he is president of the IIA (Israel Internal Auditors Association), head of the Haredi project at the Israel Democracy Institute, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Discount Investment Co., and the Peer Review Institute. Between 2011 and 2013, Cohen served as Director-General of the Finance Ministry, and between 2009 and 2012, he headed the Government Companies Authority. He also served as economic adviser to the Minister of Industry, Trade and Labor. Cohen was active in private business ventures in the international market and held a number of senior management positions, among them as accountant and internal auditor of Israel Chemicals Ltd, VP of Elite International B.V., VP Finance of the Dapei Zahav group, and Chair of the Board of Directors and CEO of the company Amidar. Cohen has participated in a number of committees for improving public service: the Strategy Committee, which formulated economic and social strategy for the government; the Governance Committee, which worked on increasing transparency and cooperation in preparing the government budget; and the Committee for Improving Public Service, in which Cohen headed the team for improving management flexibility and differential wages, and strengthening human capital. He holds a BA in Economics and Accounting from Tel Aviv University, and an MA in Law from Bar Ilan University.