Shmuel Slavin /
Economics Policy Program Fellow
Shmuel Slavin is an economist, and heads the Committee to Implement the Gavison-Medan Covenant. Since 2009, he has been a member of the Planning and Budgeting Committee of the Council for Higher Education. Slavin has held a broad range of management and consultancy positions. He was the financial advisor to the Energy Minister, and CFO of Tourism Enterprises and Aviation Services. Following this, he served as financial advisor to Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, and Director-general of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs. He was also assistant CEO of the Yediot Aharonot Group and CEO of the Mifal Hapayis Lottery. In 1997 he was appointed Director-general of the Finance Ministry, a position he held for a year. He then turned to the private sector and served as director and chair of the board of directors of various companies, among them the real estate company Mehadrin, Israel News, and chair of the Mivtachim pension fund. Slavin also served as Chair of the Public Council for Child Welfare. Slavin holds a B.A. in Economics and International Relations, a B.A. in History and Philosophy, and an MBA, all from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.