Can Israel Become a Fintech Superpower?
Speaker: Shmuel Ben-Tovim, Chairman @ City TLV
Event: Fintech Junction Summer 2020
Shmuel has experienced a diversified career in both the private and public sectors. From 2005 to 2010 he was seconded to the Embassy of Israel in London as Minister for Economic Affairs. His career began in the Ministry of Industry, Trade & Tourism (1974 – 1983) where he held the positions of Israel’s Consul & Trade Commissioner to the USA, based in New York, and the Chief Economic Adviser to the Minister in Jerusalem. Later he was Assistant Director General of the Bank Leumi Group.
Shmuel has also served as non-executive director in leading Israeli corporations, including Bezeq Ltd., Israel Chemicals Ltd., and the Jerusalem Economic Corporation Ltd. He was a board member of the Tel-Aviv Chamber of Commerce and the Israel Export Institute. Currently he is the President of City TLV; a member of BlueStar Indexes Business Advisory Board (New York); a Non-Executive Director at Koret Israel Economic Development Funds (KIEDF); board member of the Council for Conservation of Israel Heritage Sites and of the EU-Israel Chamber of Commerce.
From 1998 to 2005 Shmuel served as Mayor of Kfar Shmaryahu. He holds a BA in Economics and an MBA from the Hebrew University.