MK CPA Eli Cohen
“A strong economy = a strong country”
Minister of Economy and Industry. He grew up in the city of Holon, served 11 years in the Air Force and was discharged with the rank of Major, CPA in his education.
Holds a BA in Accounting from Tel Aviv University, a BA in Economics from the Open University and an MBA from Tel Aviv University with a specialization in finance and accounting. Was selected as one of the 100 most influential people in the Israeli economy – two years consecutively.
He is a lecturer in the Management Faculty at Tel Aviv University, Head of Corporate Affairs at Maalot S&P and Deputy CEO of the Israel Land Development Company.
Entered the political arena in the 2015 elections, served as chairman of the Knesset’s Reform Committee and was immediately called the “reformer.” After the last cabinet shuffle in which the Ministry of Economy passed to Kulanu, he was appointed minister of Economy and Industry.
Led the mandatory pension law for the self-employed which came into force in January 2017.
He was head of the Reform Committee that approved the historic reform against consolidation in the banking sector.
Led the reform to break the monopoly of the Israeli Standards Institute and the adoption of international standards.
Passed an amendment to the Public Housing Law that increases the discount on the purchase of an apartment, an important move for 63,000 families from the lowest economic deciles.
Continues to promote a series of steps to combat the cost of living in general and in toiletries in particular.
Heads the struggle to abolish local water corporations.
45, married, with four children