Yarom Ariav is the Executive Chairman of Lavi Capital Ltd. He also serves as the Chairman of the Future Scientists Center, the Chairman of the Investment Committee of Israel Sovereign Fund, as the Chairman of the Lod Foundation and the Chairman of the Investment Committee of Jewish Agency Pension Funds, and is a member of the boards of Tzur Shamir LTD, Sonol LTD, Amot LTD and Miskey Hanegev. In addition, he is an economic and strategic consultant. Yarom served as Director General of the Ministry of Finance from 2007 to 2009, where he was responsible for setting and implementing the Israeli macroeconomic policy and leading the Israeli economy through the financial crisis. He chaired the steering committee for Israel joining the OECD, and was a central figure in the Israeli administration. Prior to his work in government, Yarom served as President & CEO of ICL Fertilizers Europe, a division of Israel Chemicals (ICL) Group. Between 1984 to 1993 Yarom served the Government of Israel in several positions. He holds a B.A. and M.A. (cum laude) in Economics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.