Eli Cohen is a senior executive with vast experience in the private and public sectors, specializing in the fields of human resources, business development and marketing. He began his professional career in 1997, when he served as Special Advisor to Israel’s Prime Minister, and later on as a senior advisor to the Finance Minister.
In 2004, Eli was appointed as Director General of the Ministry of Tourism, where he led Israel’s Open Skies revolution. Two years later, Eli joined the Finance Ministry, where he was in charge of salaries and work agreements in the public sector. In this position, he dealt with salary crises and managed negotiations with the leading workers’ unions in the Israeli economy.
In 2008, he was appointed VP Trade and International Relations at El Al Airlines, the national airline company where he was responsible for all the commercial activity and leveraging the business activity. Then, in 2011, Eli joined Bank Hapoalim, Israel’s largest bank, and served as the director and head of staff of the Marketing, Advertising and Regulation. As part of his duties, he was responsible for the marketing, advertising, regulation, and the field of social responsibility and community services.
On 1.11.2017, Eli joined Mekorot Water Company Ltd, and was appointed CEO of the company.
Eli has earned a B.A. in Communications and Political Science and an M.A. in Communications and Political Science from Bar Ilan University.
Day 1: Monday 16th April 2018
11:15 – 12:45 – Roundtable