• Shaul Zilberman
  • Libby Shapira
  • Anat Lindenbaum
  • Asaf Hovav
  • Adi Hachmon
  • Tzruya Chebach
  • Zviya Baron
  • Amit Ashkenazy
  • Anat Arbel-Shamir
  • Denis Varshavsky
  • Dustin Plotnick
Anat Arbel-Shamir

Anat Arbel-Shamir

A two-year fellow (2008-10), Anat interned in the Capital Market, Insurance, and Savings Department of the Ministry of Finance. Her first-year research examined Israel’s corporate bond market in light of the global financial crisis. Her second-year research explored the demand for micro-finance in Israel and the barriers to expansion.

As a fellow, Arbel-Shamir coordinated the work of the Hodak Committee, which set out to regulate the investments of institutional investors in corporate bonds. Playing an instrumental role in the committee’s work and supporting it with her research, Arbel worked with some of the most senior market makers, lawyers and advisors in the Israeli capital market.

Before joining the program, Arbel-Shamir interned at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Brussels, where she monitored European Commission programs and projects in the areas of illicit drugs, crime, money laundering, human trafficking, judicial reform and terrorism. Arbel also worked at the Shalem Center as a research assistant to Professor Omer Moav, conducting an environmental-economic study on pollution reduction in Israel.

While pursuing her academic training, Arbel-Shamir organized, along with an Egyptian student, a mixer for students from Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Egypt, Lebanon, and Jordan. She also tutored a special-needs child and was an elementary school instructor at the Kagan Community Center in Jerusalem. In addition, Arbel volunteered at the Jewish Agency’s At Home–Together project, bringing together established immigrant families with new immigrants to assist in their assimilation.

During her mandatory IDF service, Arbel-Shamir served as a personal assistant to the head of the Liaison Department in the Liaison and Foreign Relations Division.

Arbel-Shamir has an MBA and a B.A. in international relations and economics, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she was on the dean’s honor list. She also spent a year at Vesalius College in Brussels on a full scholarship from the competitive Erasmus Mundus program.

After the fellowship, Arbel-Shamir worked as a capital markets analyst in the Capital Markets, Insurance & Savings Division at the Ministry of Finance. She then worked in the Strategy and Business Development division at Cellcom Israel Ltd.

Anat graduated the Commercial Attache Training Course and worked in the Foreign Trade Administration at the Israeli Ministry Economics.

Currently, she is Vice President of Pharma Israel.

Photo: Mira Mamon.

  • “What I’ve learned since I joined theProgram is more than I learned in all my university studies. The program “is made for me,”. I’m doing research yet making practical recommendations and am involved in issues of concern to society as a whole.”
    Adi Hachmon, class 2008-2010Adi Hachmon, class 2008-2010Currenlty,working at the Ministry of Finance, budegt department
  • "The Program selects young professionals with skyrocketing motivation and exceptional potential, places them in decision-making hubs and leads them through an intensive training process. The fellows program provides guidance, support and training that help integrate everyday challenges with research and theoretical knowledge. There is no other program in Israel that offers such a comprehensive and high-level opportunity.”
    Anat Arbel-Shamir, class 2008-2010Anat Arbel-Shamir, class 2008-2010Currently, working at the Ministry of Economy at the Foreign Trade Administration
  • "The Fellows program equipped me with both high-level theoretical training as well as the skills necessary to apply and implement what I've learned. The best thing about the program is that it places you a critical decision-making environment at the Israeli government. Exposed to the inner workings of policy implementation, not only did I broaden my skills and knowledge, but I got to do it with an amazing group of people while meeting and working with extraordinary professionals. There is no doubt that in this kind of ecosystem, the program gives to its fellows a once in a lifetime experience that reverberates for many years to come."
    Omri Carmon, Class 2015Omri Carmon, Class 2015Currently working at the Ministry of Environmental Protection
  • "The Fellows Program opened for all of us a window into public service, a rare opportunity to explore, implement, expand our horizons, and perhaps most importantly do all this with an amazing group of people. The success of the program is actually our success, Fellows and alumni, take the knowledge gained and continue to have a positive effect on the Israeli public each and every one in his own respective fields. The alumni network which is developing and evolving is another important element indicating a further stage in the development of the center and will be the platform for further cooperation. "
    Noa Litmanovitz,class 2013-2014Noa Litmanovitz,class 2013-2014Currently, senior advisor to the director general,Ministry of Infrastructures, Energy and Water Resources
  • "During my participation at the Milken Fellows Program, I was exposed to a huge variety of social economic issues of national importance, usually by first source, and by the people that conduct these issues and have considerable expertise at it. This enabled me to bring with me during my fellowship at the Ministry of Education a wide angle perspective and provided me with many ideas to promote and contribute to the various office issues I handled. On a personal note, through the Fellows Program I was introduced to the education field and it brought me to this current job I work at, and also part of my dissertation that deals with the field of educational technology industry."
    Assaf Amit, Class 2012-2014Assaf Amit, Class 2012-2014Currenlty, Ph.D. Candidate and works at MOFET Institute
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