Yarom Ariav is the Executive Chairman of Lavi Capital Ltd. He 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 recent financial crisis. Yarom 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. Prior to that he held various positions within ICL including: ICL Representative in South America and Director at SQM company in Chile; Vice President Marketing of Rotem Amfert Company and Senior Vice President of Marketing of ICL Fertilizers. 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.